Bert Bolin Global Environmental Change Award and Lecture
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Career Stage
Middle Career
Award Type
Section Award
Of Note
Invitation to present at annual meeting;
Peer nomination required
Submission Window
17 January - 27 March
Established 2016

Recognizing Groundbreaking Research or Leadership in Global Environmental Change

The Bert Bolin Award and Lecture is presented annually and recognizes ground breaking research or leadership in global environmental change through cross-disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and trans-disciplinary research in the past 10 years. It is named to honor the work and life of Bert Rickard Johannes Bolin, a Swedish meteorologist who served as the first chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The winner of the Bert Bolin Award gives the Bert Bolin Lecture each year.

Honor Benefits
Recipients receive the following:

  • Award and lecture certificate
  • An invitation to present the Bert Bolin Lecture at AGU's annual meeting the year the honor is awarded
  • Recognition at AGU's annual meeting the year the honor is awarded
  • Ticket to the Global Environmental Change dinner the year the honor is awarded

About the Global Environmental Change Section

Global Environmental Change addresses large-scale chemical, biological, geological, and physical perturbations of the Earth’s surface, ocean, land surface, and hydrologic cycle with special attention to time scales of decades to centuries, to human-caused perturbations and their impacts on society.


The nominee must be:
  • an active AGU member
  • affiliated with the Global Environmental Change section
  • a mid-career or experienced scientist a minimum of 10 years out from receiving their Ph.D. or highest terminal degree
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Nominators are not required be active AGU members.
All Parties
Must be in compliance with AGU's conflict of interest and professional conduct policies.
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