What does Nobel Prize laureates, leading scientists, world experts, top policy makers, business leaders and youth leaders have in common? On April 26-28 they will participate together in the first ever Nobel Prize Summit and 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?
We are facing some of humanity’s greatest challenges with climate change and biodiversity loss, increasing inequality, and technological innovation in support of societal goals. 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.
There is a never-ending demand for limited natural resources leaving lasting effects on the environment and risking the loss of biological diversity. With a foundation in science, industry is a vital part of the solution by creating efficient resource utilization aiming to reduce the negative impact on the environment. On April 28, 10.00 AM (EDT) the Embassy of Sweden will host one of the solution sessions during the Nobel Prize Summit on the theme “Our Planet – From Human Impact to Climate Action and Sustainable Industry Solutions” in collaboration with the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. During the session this will be explored in a discussion with representatives from the science community and industry addressing questions like: What does science tell us about the human impact on nature and loss of biodiversity? How can science contribute to industries’ ongoing sustainability efforts? How do companies incorporate science in developing strategies and plans for a smaller environmental footprint? How can science and industry inspire and innovate sustainable solutions?
Professor Johan Rockström, Director at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, will give some reflections from the Nobel Prize Summit. We will also hear from leading companies like 3M, ABB and Ericsson on how science and innovation shape them in addressing the sustainability challenges and how they work to inspire the broader ecosystem for a collective impact.
The Nobel Prize Summit is a collaboration between the Nobel Foundation, the US National Academy of Sciences, the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and the Stockholm Resilience Centre/Beijer Institute.
Please Register here to attend and join the discussion on April 28! Looking forward to see you then!