In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tyler Prize Executive Committee has decided not to award a 2021 Tyler Prize.  The celebration of Gretchen Daily and Pavan Sukhdev will take place in a virtual format this spring.  Please check back for further information.

Gretchen C. Daily and Pavan Sukhdev

The Tyler Prize is honored to recognize two remarkable individuals, both pioneers in illuminating and quantifying the economic value of our natural environment. Conservation Biologist Gretchen C. Daily, and Environmental Economist Pavan Sukhdev. Each has trailblazed the valuing of natural capital – in rigorous scientific and economic terms – recognizing nature’s vital role in supporting human wellbeing.


Tyler Prize Medallion

Established in 1973 by the late John and Alice Tyler, the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement is one of the first international premier environmental awards. This global environmental prize recognizes individuals who have contributed in an outstanding manner to the scientific knowledge and public leadership to preserve and enhance the environment of the world.

Recipients encompass the spectrum of environmental concerns, including environmental policy, health, air and water pollution, ecosystem disruption and loss of biodiversity, and energy resources.