Jury

Grand Jury

Jorge Sampaio

Jorge Sampaio / Chair

President of Portugal (1996-2006). He held high-level positions within the UN (2007-2013) and was a trustee of the Carnegie Corporation of New York (2013-2018). Currently he serves as Chair of the Global Platform for Syrian Students and belongs to the Global Commission on Drugs Policy and the Club of Madrid. He holds several honours and awards such as the UN Nelson Mandela Prize.

Miguel Aries Cañete

Miguel Aries Cañete

European Commissioner for Energy and Climate Action in the Juncker Commission between 2014 and 2019, who led the EU negotiations of the Paris Agreement. Previously, Mr Arias Cañete served as Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries (2000-2004) and as Minister for Agriculture, Food and Environment (2011-2014) in Spain.

Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber

Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber

Founder and Director Emeritus of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. Mr Schellnhuber is also a Professor for Theoretical Physics at the University of Potsdam, a Senior Research Fellow at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, and a Member of the German Advisory Council on Global Change.

Johan Rockström

Johan Rockström

Scientist, Professor and former Executive Director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University. Mr Rockström acts as an advisor to governments, business networks and international meetings such as the World Economic Forum and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Katherine Richardson

Katherine Richardson

Professor of Biological Oceanography and Leader of the Sustainability Science Centre at the University of Copenhagen. Ms Richardson served as Chair of the Danish Commission on Climate Change Policy and on the United Nations Scientific Panel that drafted the Global Sustainable Development Report published in 2019.

Sunita Narain

Sunita Narain

Writer and environmentalist. Narain is Director of the Centre for Science and Environment and editor of the magazine Down To Earth. In 2005 she was awarded the Padma Shri by the Indian government and also received the World Water Prize. She was a member of India’s Prime Minister’s Council for Climate Change.

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim

President of Indigenous Women and Peoples Association of Chad, Member of Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee and Member of Advisory Committee to the Secretary-General’s 2019 Climate Action Summit. In 2019 she was listed by Time Magazine as one of 15 women championing action on climate change and won the Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award.

Runa Khan

Runa Khan

She is a Bangladeshi social entrepreneur, founder and Executive Director of Friendship NGO, and Country Chair of Global Dignity Bangladesh. She received several awards: Green Award by Positive Planet (2016), Schwab Foundation’s Social Entrepreneur Award (2012), IDB Award for contribution toward Women in development (2008), Rolex Awards for Entrepreneurship (2006) and Ashoka Fellowship (1994).

Expert Committee

Miguel Bastos Araújo

Miguel Bastos Araújo / Chair

Research Professor of the Spanish Research Council, at the National Museum of Natural Sciences, in Madrid. Mr Bastos Araújo has published over 200 articles and is recognised as one of the world leaders in the study of climate change effects on biodiversity, having been the recipient of the Prémio Pessoa 2018.

Arlindo Oliveira

Arlindo Oliveira

Portuguese academic, researcher and writer. Mr Oliveira is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Portuguese Academy of Engineering. He is author of more than 150 scientific articles and papers in conferences and also wrote three books on the matters of science and digital mindsets.

Rik Leemans

Rik Leemans

Head of the Environmental Systems Analysis group of Wageningen University and editor-in-chief of the international journal Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability (Elsevier). Over the last decade Mr Leemans has been recognized for developing and integrating innovative natural and social science knowledge.

Carsten Rahbek

Carsten Rahbek

Director of the Center for Macroecology Evolution and Climate (CMEC), Mr. Rahbek is also the Research leader of the ‘Biodiversity and Macroecology’ Group from the Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen. Elected Member of Royal Academy of Sciences and Letters (2006 onwards), has been awarded, in 2010, the ‘Elite Researcher Price’.

Viriato Soromenho Marques

Viriato Soromenho Marques

Professor of Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Nature, and European Ideas in the Departments of Philosophy and European Studies of the University of Lisbon. Mr Soromenho Marques was Chairman of Quercus (1992-1995) and is currently a member of the National Council on Environment and Sustainable Development.