Nobel Prize Summit, first science session


The first of two science sessions focused on the role of science in supporting transformations towards global sustainability

These sessions were part of the 2021 Nobel Prize Summit Our Planet, Our Future.

The summit brough together Nobel Prize laureates, scientists, policymakers, business leaders, and youth leaders to explore what can be achieved to put the world on a path to a more sustainable, more prosperous future for all of humanity.

The science sessions were designed as a scientific discussion on global sustainability challenge in the context of a global pandemic. The sessions will explore the leadership role of science as we enter a critical “decade of action”.

Programme overview:

Setting the stage (Göran K. Hansson)
Remarks by HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden

Keynote presentations
- White Paper’s key messages for global sustainability (Carl Folke)

- NAS workshop main points (Pamela Matson)

- The economics of biodiversity (Partha Dasgupta)

- Ocean stewardship (Jane Lubchenco)

Comments on the keynotes
- Richard Horton (the Lancet)

- Magdalena Skipper (Nature)

- Holden Thorp (Science)

Moderated panel dialogue
Science Supporting Transformations towards Global Sustainability
(moderator Rosina Bierbaum)
Brian Schmidt, Yuan Tseh Lee, Marcia McNutt, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber

Related info

Between 26-28 April 2021, the Nobel Prize Summit was hosted by the Nobel Foundation and organised by the US National Academy of Sciences in partnership with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and the Stockholm Resilience Centre/Beijer Institute.

Read more about the Nobel Prize Summit Our Planet, Our future