Nobel Prize Summit

Our Planet, Our Future

26-28 April 2021
Virtual event

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Our future depends on our collective ability to become effective stewards of the global commons – the climate, ice, land, ocean, fresh water, forests, soils and rich diversity of life.

The first Nobel Prize Summit brings together Nobel Prize laureates, scientists, policy makers, business leaders, and youth leaders to explore the question: What can be achieved in this decade to put the world on a path to a more sustainable, more prosperous future for all of humanity?

Across three days, the virtual event will combine keynotes and lively discussion with live performance and theatre. Speakers will explore solutions to some of humanity’s greatest challenges: climate change and biodiversity loss, increasing inequality, and technological innovation in support of societal goals.

The summit will ask: what can we learn from our collective response to the global pandemic? And, how can societies distinguish facts from fiction in a new information ecosystem?

The Nobel Prize Summit is hosted by the Nobel Foundation and organised by the US National Academy of Sciences in partnership with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and the Stockholm Resilience Centre/Beijer Institute.

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Summit interview

We speak to one of the Nobel Prize Summit organisers, Johan Rockström, director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, about the summit and why it’s happening at such a crucial point in time.

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Courtesy Johan Rockström

Summit interview

We speak to one of the Nobel Prize Summit organisers, Marcia McNutt, President of the US National Academy of Sciences, about the summit and what she believes we need to do to tackle the climate crisis.

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Courtesy Marcia McNutt

Summit interview

Nobel Prize laureate and summit speaker Peter Doherty talks to us about the challenges our planet faces – and the lessons the pandemic has taught us about facing them.

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© Nobel Prize Outreach. Photo: Henrik Jansson

Speaker highlights

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020
Jennifer A. Doudna preliminary portrait

© Nobel Prize Outreach. Photo: Brittany Hosea-Small

Nobel Peace Prize 2007
Al Gore

Photo: Ken Opprann

Take part

Discover more about our Main Stage programme bringing together Nobel Prize laureates, scientists, policy makers, artists and you.

2 Sessions science

Join our partner events turning the summit discussions into practical solutions. Separate registration is required.

3 Sessions impact

Nobel Prize Summit webinars

Ahead of the Nobel Prize Summit we are hosting a number of webinars that take a look at the summit themes. Learn more and sign up below.


“If we start now, this decade can become the turning point that puts us on course toward a more vibrant, viable, and equitable future for humanity.”

Vidar Helgesen, executive director of the Nobel Foundation
Johan Rockström, director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Marcia McNutt, president of the US National Academy of Sciences

Nobel Prize Summit

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