The Paulson Prize for Sustainability is awarded annually to a project in China that provides an innovative, scalable, and market-based solution at the intersection of economics and the environment. The Prize aims to support China’s transition to a low carbon economy and shine a light on projects that offer sustainable best practices to the rest of the world. The prestigious award was launched by the Paulson Institute in 2013, and has been developed in partnership with Tsinghua University since 2017.
- Prestige: Winners will join an esteemed group of past Prize recipients who are taking best-in-class approaches to China’s sustainability challenges. The mayor of the city from where the winning project is based will be invited to participate in the award ceremony.
- National and Global Exposure: Finalists will receive international and Chinese mainstream media attention, including recognition on the Paulson Institute website and publicity on other influential websites and social media.
- Empowerment: Finalists will be invited to exclusive opportunities by the Paulson Institute and Tsinghua University, leading to additional intellectual, technical, and financial support to take the project to the next level.