Less than one week to go: Nobel Prize Summit “Our Planet, Our Future” with Al Gore and the Dalai Lama

04/20/2021 - On the heels of President Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate, the first Nobel Prize Summit “Our Planet, Our Future”, taking place April 26-28, will bring together Nobel Prize laureates and other esteemed leaders like Al Gore, Ursula von der Leyen, the Dalai Lama and many more 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.
Less than one week to go: Nobel Prize Summit “Our Planet, Our Future” with Al Gore and the Dalai Lama

“The Nobel Prize Summit is occurring at a critical juncture in time: We have nine years left — until 2030 — to cut global emissions by half to have at least the chance of landing the world economy at net-zero emissions by 2050,” said Johan Rockström, director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.  “This is the scientific and now also U.S. target. President Biden’s climate summit, just a few days prior to the Nobel Summit, will hopefully urge world leaders toward stronger climate ambitions. The Nobel Summit delivers the science that is needed to turn these ambitions into action; it’s about the deep, basic science, but also the solutions and the innovations we need to bring forward now for a sustainable and equitable future.”

The Nobel summit will mobilize action on fighting climate change and biodiversity loss; reducing inequality; and advancing technologies 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
  • a message from Ursula Von der Leyen, president, The European Commission

Additionally, there will be conversations with other laureates, esteemed researchers, and policy leaders, including:

-           Xiye Bastida, climate activist and youth leader

-           Steven Chu, Nobel Prize laureate and professor of physics and molecular and cellular physiology, Stanford University

-           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

-           Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to the U.S. president & director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Theater of War Productions will be launching a Digital Amphitheater during the Nobel Prize Summit with performance featuring Bill Murray (Lost in Translation), Frances McDormand (Nomadland), Jeffrey Wright (Westworld), and Frankie Faison (The Wire) and other leading actors.

The virtual summit will take place April 26-28. An updated agenda is now available. Registration is free and open to the public. Updates on the agenda and key highlights of the summit will be available during the event in the press room.

The summit is 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 PIK, Stockholm Resilience Centre, and the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics.

Link to register for the Nobel Prize Summit:



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