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Blue Planet Prize Story gives a narrative account of prize winners' backgrounds, and their efforts to secure the sustainable development and to safely pass our planet down to future generations. *1

Along with the story, this website offers various features such as special interviews*2 with prize winners and a story guide, which can help you deepen your understanding of prize winners' contribution to the improvement of global environment.

We would be grateful if this could provide you an opportunity to be more aware of, or to start paying attention to global environmental problems.

*1 More information about prize winners will be available soon.
*2 Special interviews with prize winners available only from 2015.

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  • Editorial Supervision
  • Editor-in-chief (Since 2015)
  • Itaru Yasui, Former Vice-Rector, United Nations University / Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo
  • Editorial supervisors for the 2021 Blue Planet Prize Stories
  • Akio Kitoh, Researcher, Japan Meteorological Business Support Center (Content of Professor Ramanathan's Story)
  • Ayumi Onuma, Professor, Faculty of Economics, Keio University (Content of Professor Munasinghe's Story)
  • Editorial supervisors for the 2020 Blue Planet Prize Stories
  • Shizuka Hashimoto, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo (Content of Professor Tilman's Story)
  • Naoya Furuta, Professor, Faculty of Socio-Symbiosis, Taisho University / Coordinator, IUCN Japan Liaison Office (Content of Dr. Stuart's Story)
  • Editorial supervisors for the 2019 Blue Planet Prize Stories
  • Akinobu Murakami, Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems Division of Policy and Planning Sciences, University of Tsukuba (Content of Professor Lambin's story)
  • Shinichi Arai, Senior Executive Advisor, Regional Circular and Ecological Society Promotion Association (Content of Professor Diamond's story)
  • Editorial supervisors for the 2018 Blue Planet Prize Stories
  • Kanehiro Kitayama, Professor of Forest Ecology, Kyoto University (Content of Professor Walker's story)
  • Taikan Oki, Professor, the University of Tokyo / Senior Vice Rector, United Nations University (Content of Professor Falkenmark's story)
  • Editorial supervisors for the 2017 Blue Planet Prize Stories
  • Seita Emori, Leader of Low-Carbon Research Program, Center for Global Environmental Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies (Content of Professor Schellnhuber's story)
  • Takayuki Ohgushi, Emeritus Professor, Kyoto University (Content of Professor Daily's story)
  • Editorial supervisors for the 2016 Blue Planet Prize Stories
  • Ayumi Onuma, Professor, Department of Economics, Keio University (Content of Mr.Sukhdev's story)
  • Yoshihiro Natori, President, Wetlands International Japan (Content of Professor Borner's story)
  • Editorial supervisors for the 2015 Blue Planet Prize Stories
  • Ayumi Onuma, Professor, Department of Economics, Keio University;
  • Rintaro Yamaguchi, Program-Appointed Associate Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Kyoto University (Content of Professor Dasgupta and Professor Sachs's story)
  • Editorial supervisors for the 2014 Blue Planet Prize Stories
  • Ayumi Onuma, Professor, Department of Economics, Keio University (Content of Professor Daly's story)
  • Tetsukazu Yahara, Director, Fukuoka City Science Museum / Former Professor, Graduate School of Science, Kyushu University (Content of Professor Janzen & INBio's story)

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