Nomination and selection

The laureate is selected by the Nomination Committee composed of representatives from major institutions dealing with climate change. Membership in the committee is honorary and personal.

Nomination Committee 2020:

Čadek Ondřej, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University
Dlouhý Jiří, Environment Centre, Charles University
Derynková Michaela, Czech Social Awards
Gailly Yvonna, Ecological Institute Veronica
Havránek Miroslav, CENIA, Czech Environmental Information Agency
Jungwirth Tomáš, Centre for Transport and Energy, AMO
Kalaš Petr, Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic
Kárníková Anna, Hnutí DUHA – Friends of the Earth Czech Republic
Kvasničková Barbora, student, activist
Marčík František, Save food
Marek Michal V., Global Change Research Institute, CAS (CzechGlobe)
Mašková Martina, Czech Radio
Míková Taťána, Czech Television
Müllerová Hana, Institute of State and Law, CAS
Nerudová Danuše, Mendel University in Brno
Nováčková Jitka, influencer
Pixová Michaela, Climate Coalition
Pyšek Petr, Institute of Botany CAS, Faculty of Science, Charles University
Svobodová Hana, TEREZA Educational Center (GLOBE program)
Smolková Lucie, student, activist
Sutlovičová Klára, European Climate Foundation
Šabacká Marie, Centre for Polar Ecology, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice
Tolasz Radim, CHMI, IPCC, first winner of the Prize
Zamouřil Jakub, Czechsight

Honorary Co-Chairs (without the right to nominate and select the Laureate):

Michal Broža, UN Information Centre Prague
Pavel Jungwirth, Learned Society, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry CAS

Selection criteria:

  • The Prize is aimed at experts, academics, professionals in fields that directly and indirectly deal with climate change. It is not a journalistic award (it is not ruled out that it will be extended to media professionals in the future).
  • Language: communication in Czech environment in Czech or Slovak.
  • Media outputs.
  • Activity on social networks. Not only on one’s own profile(s), but also the ability to enter into discussions and explain, refute myths and clarity to discussions through factual arguments.
  • Speeches in public forums: conferences, seminars, television / radio discussions, social gatherings.
  • Active participation in professional or interest organizations dealing with issues related to global climate change.
  • Ability to engage in dialogue on climate change and its context with the young generation.

Tasks of the Nomination Committee:

  • Selection of the Laureate.
  • Members of the committee will adhere to principles of impartiality, transparency, support the principle of excellence and strive for the widest possible representation of disciplines represented by the Nominees.
  • In their decision-making, they will respect values ​​of diversity and equality and will take into account objectives of climate action at European and global levels.
  • Members of the Committee will ensure compliance with the “Objectives and Principles” of the Prize and will support their development in the future.
  • Membership in the committee is honorary and personal, lasts one year and can be renewed. Prize winners will automatically become members of the committee.
  • Composition of the committee must be representative and take into account representation of all major societal actors (academia / science, education, public administration, non-profit sector, private sector, media).