Nominees - Sustainable Research Award 2010

"Making development more sustainable is the main challenge of the 21st century, and we are all stakeholders. The Globe award helps us identify and recognise excellence in the pursuit of sustainability. It has elicited many fine nominations in 2010, making the jurors task both rewarding and difficult. We are confident that the sustainability research award will definitely stimulate more outstanding contributions in the future". Professor Mohan Munasinghe, 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate as Vice Chair of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and Chairman of MIND.

The winner will be announced the 7th of April and the Award Ceremony will take place the 29th of April in Stockholm.

The full criteria for this category can be found here.

 

Antrix Corp - Karnataka watershed development project (Sujala), was implemented in Karnataka, Southern part of India, with an aim of sustainable alleviation of poverty in predominantly rainfed areas by improving the productive potential of selected degraded watersheds, enhancing production and livelihood systems, strengthen community and Institutional arrangements for better natural resource Management. The uniqueness of the project lies in the participation of community in designing their own destiny, setting up their own priorities, spelling out their constraints and arriving at their own solutions – with the help of scientific inputs to build a sustainable future in their own hands. www.isro.gov.in

CAEP - The general objective of the project is to set up a framework of Green National Economic Accounting System for China, develop the methodology and a sound indicator system for Environmental and Economic Accounting (EEA), and to conduct EEA in all the provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions and provide results on Green GDP. This project is a path-breaking endeavor to establish a Green GDP Accounting System with Chinese characteristics. www.caep.org.cn

CIMA - In December 2009 CIMA conducted international research into the current, and potential, role of the accountant in climate change related projects. Based on these findings CIMA is calling for all of its 172,000 members, as well as other finance professionals around the world to start taking ownership of their organisations’ climate change initiatives, and has published a cutting edge report, 'Accounting for Climate Change'. We hope this report and best practice advice derived from the accompanying case studies will inspire finance professionals and arm them with practical information about how they can help integrate sustainability into their businesses strategy. www.cimaglobal.com/sustainability

Scandinavian Enviro Systems - The Innovation is called Carbonizing by Forced Convection (CFC) and is a result of 16 years research by Bengt Sture Ershag. The CFC technology thermally breaks down organic materials in a controllable, environmentally friendly, closed system. We can treat worn out tyres and produce high quality products (Carbon Black, oil, steel and gas) in a profitable and energy efficient way. www.envirosystems.se

Sustainable Cities Initiative - SCI represents an original and fairly radical re-conceptualization of the research university as catalyst for sustainable community change. The truly multi-disciplinary, applied learning, and engaged community orientation makes SCI a new model for Universities around the world. This model combines scientifically rigorous research and exceptional student instruction and transforms them into something more: a robust, energetic, state of practice and knowledge catalyst for helping cities transition to more sustainable practice. sci.uoregon.edu