Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Nobel Prize Summit ‘Our Planet, Our Future’ To Be Held April 26-28 - Registration Now Open | National Academies

News Release | March 17, 2021
WASHINGTON — The first Nobel Prize Summit “Our Planet, Our Future” will bring together Nobel Prize laureates and other esteemed leaders in the sciences, policy, business, the youth movement, and the arts to explore actions that can be achieved this decade to put the world on a path to a more sustainable, more prosperous future for all. Registration is now open for the April 26-28 virtual summit, which is free and open to the public. 
Hosted by the Nobel Foundation and organized by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in partnership with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Stockholm Resilience Centre, and the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, the summit will draw upon lessons learned in the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic to mobilize action on:
  • fighting climate change and biodiversity loss
  • reducing inequality
  • advancing technologies with the power to transform the way we live and work
  • Summit highlights will include:
an address by Al Gore, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former U.S. vice president
an interview with the Dalai Lama, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Tibetan spiritual leader
remarks from Xiye Bastida, climate activist and youth leader
dialogues and conversations with other laureates, esteemed researchers, and policy leaders, including:
-        Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to the U.S. president and director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
-        Jennifer Doudna, Nobel Prize laureate and professor of biochemistry and biophysics, University of California, Berkeley
-        Peter Doherty, Nobel Prize laureate and patron of the Doherty Institute, University of Melbourne
-        Sandra Diaz, professor of ecosystems, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina
-        Tom Lovejoy, professor of ecosystems, George Mason University

Full announcement: Nobel Prize Summit ‘Our Planet, Our Future’ To Be Held April 26-28 - Registration Now Open | National Academies

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