The International Geographical Union has two prestigious awards, viz. the Planet and Humanity Medal, and the Lauréat d’honneur.  The IGU Planet and Humanity Medal was created to honour individuals (not necessarily geographers) who have made outstanding contributions to environmental issues. The prize named the IGU Lauréat d’honneur was established to recognize individuals who have achieved particular distinction or who have rendered outstanding service in the work of the IGU, or in international geography or environmental research.

Names of previous awardees can be found here:

Nominations for these two prestigious awards are sought from the IGU community. Nomination forms should be submitted to the Chair of the IGU Awards Committee, Professor Ruth Fincher of the University of Melbourne (Australia) at: no later than January 15, 2020.

Download the nomination forms here:

IGU Planet and Humanity Medal Nomination Form 2019

IGU Laureat d’honneur Nomination Form 2019