Nobel Prize Summit
OUR PLANET, OUR FUTURE
Our Planet, Our Future
26-28 April 2021
Our future depends on our collective ability to become effective stewards of the global commons – the climate, ice, land, ocean, freshwater, forests, soils and rich diversity of life.
The first Nobel Prize Summit brings together Nobel Laureates, scientists, policymakers, 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 National Academy of Sciences in partnership with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, and the Stockholm Resilience Centre/Beijer Institute.
The first two days of the Summit consists of three parts ‘Our Planet’, ‘Breakthroughs’, and ‘Our Future’. The final day of the summit consists of a series of online events to disseminate insights and findings to specific audiences.
The summit will also host webinars and pre-filmed dialogues curated in the summit’s screening room, plus networking sessions.
Outside of the main programme the organisers are hosting two scientific seminars, designed for Nobel Laureates and other scientific experts in global sustainability, but open to all. These sessions will discuss the role of science in supporting transformations towards global sustainability and resilient societies.
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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.”
Vidar Helgesen, executive director of the Nobel Foundation
Johan Rockström, director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Marcia McNutt, president of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences