Nobel Prize Summit
OUR PLANET, OUR FUTURE
Our Planet, Our Future
29 April – 1 May 2020
National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.
The first-ever Nobel Prize Summit will bring together around 20 Nobel Laureates, scientists, policymakers, business leaders, and today’s 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?
Scientists have long sounded the alarm that climate change is real and getting worse. The imminent threat posed by climate change is coinciding with shifts in longstanding geopolitical alliances; continuing economic inequality and a constant stream of new technologies that are transforming the way we live and work – with both positive and negative consequences. The challenges are daunting. But it is not too late to chart a different course for our planet and its inhabitants.
The summit will put the world’s best minds to work on finding solutions that will not only help mitigate and adapt to climate change, but also reduce inequality, lift people out of poverty, and identify ways to harness the best that technology has to offer while anticipating and mitigating potential harms.
The Nobel Prize Summit is hosted by the Nobel Foundation and organised by the 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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“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.”
Lars Heikensten, executive director of the Nobel Foundation
Johan Rockström, director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and the Stockholm Resilience Centre
Marcia McNutt, president of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences