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Books to build awareness of the challenges facing the planet

Every year since 2006, the Foundation has awarded an Environment Book Prize to support and promote writers and publishers who help build public awareness of the major challenges facing the planet. The jury meets twice a year: in May to select the shortlisted works and on the day of the awards ceremony to announce the winner.

Jury Prix livre Environnement
The 2015 edition: 10th anniversary
We believe in the power of books, their capacity to appeal to our conscience and their role of providing information. We believe that when publishers produce books on this topic, they make a substantial contribution to building awareness of environmental challenges and the need to protect our resources – a theme of particular importance in 2015 given that the international climate summit, COP21, will be held in Paris at the end of the year.