Centre to co-host third Nobel Laureate Symposium

Will bring together some of the world's most renowned thinkers and experts on global sustainability, 16-19 May 2011 in Stockholm.

Nobel Laureates and renowned thinkers such as Paul J. Crutzen, Kenneth J. Arrow, Rajendra K. Pachauri and John Schellnhuber will meet in Stockholm to discuss new and innovative approaches to the way we control the world's social and ecological systems.
This third Nobel Laureate Symposium, which follows from previous meetings in Potsdam and London, will focus on the need for integrated approaches to deal with the synergies, conflicts and trade-offs between the individual components of climate change.
An informal setting
The Symposium, organised with the participation and support of HM King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, will provide an informal setting for productive discussions on how we can transform current governance into a more sustainable and adaptive management approach that operates within planetary boundaries.
It will include a mix of plenary presentations, panel discussions and working group sessions.
- This symposium follows on from the tremendously important work produced at the earlier Symposiums in Potsdam and London to provide an arena for productive discussions on how we can transform current governance into a more sustainable and adaptive management that operate within the boundaries of the planet, says Johan Rockström, centre director and Chair of the Symposium Executive committee.
The symposium is organised by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm Environment Institute, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Beijer Institute for Ecological Economics and Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.
About the symposia series
In 2007 the German Chancellor Angela Merkel opened the First Nobel Laureate Symposium on Global Sustainability entitled 'Global Sustainability: a Nobel Cause'. The symposium was held in Potsdam,Germany , and convened by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).
Two years later it was followed by the 'St. James´s Palace Symposium: the Fierce Urgency of Now' in London under the auspices of HRH The Prince of Wales.

The Nobel Laureate Symposia on Global Sustainability have attracted much attention around the world and have significantly advanced our understanding of the magnitude and complexity of the challenges humanity faces in global sustainability.

Stockholm Resilience Centre is a collaboration between Stockholm University and the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

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