German Sustainability award for John Schellnhuber

12/03/2021 - The Director Emeritus of the Potsdam Institute, Hans Joachim "John" Schellnhuber, was honoured, among other things, for his enormous influence on science, politics and business as a result of his early calls for sustainable solutions to the climate crisis. The focal points of his work include climate impact research and Earth system analysis.
German Sustainability award for John Schellnhuber
Cardinal Turkson gave the laudatory speech for Prof Schellnhuber (Photo: DNP Twitter 2021)

The laudatory speech for Schellnhuber was given by Cardinal Turkson, Ghanaian Cardinal of the Catholic Church and Prefect of the Dicastery for the Integral Human Development. The German Sustainability Award is being presented for the 14th time this year. It rewards pioneering contributions to the transformation towards a sustainable future. The prize aims to motivate all important actors to change, to network them across borders and to stimulate partnerships. It shows the best examples of how ecological and social progress can be achieved more quickly.

Other prize winners this year include Ursula von der Leyen, actor Forest Whitaker and singer Billie Eilish. Schellnhuber himself gave the laudatory speech for Mrs von der Leyen.

More information on the award can be found here.


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