Each prize recipient receives $430,000.
Miyawaki, professor emeritus at Yokohama National University, established a theory to restore and to reconstruct forests based on the concept of "potential natural vegetation." Miyawaki restored an forest in Japan and reconstructed tropical rain forests overseas.
Salim, professor of economics at the University of Indonesia, helped establish the concept of sustainable development. Salim dedicated his efforts to establishing environmental governance in Indonesia as the environment minister for 15 years.
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