Nobel Prize Summit ‘Our Planet, Our Future’: Registration Now Open

03/17/2021 - From Al Gore and Xiye Bastida to the Dalai Lama and Jennifer Doudna – these and many more renowned leaders will take part in the first Nobel Prize Summit, “Our Planet, Our Future”. The Summit will bring together Nobel Prize laureates and other committed minds 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.
Nobel Prize Summit ‘Our Planet, Our Future’: Registration Now Open

“In our Anthropocene Epoch, humankind has become the single most important force acting on the planet, and our own encroachments on nature are the underlying cause for today’s global crises,” said Johan Rockström, director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).  “But we are at the dawn of what could be a transformative decade, and it is not too late to overcome these challenges and create a new vision for our common journey on Earth.”

The virtual 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 & conversations with other laureates, researchers, and policy leaders, including:

Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to the U.S. president & 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

Click here to register:

The summit is hosted by the Nobel Foundation and organized by PIK, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the Stockholm Resilience Centre, and the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics.

“Every year, the Nobel Prize underscores the value and power of science to benefit humanity,” said Nobel Foundation Executive Director Vidar Helgesen. “The summit will activate science to advance new insights and help trigger actions for a healthier, more resilient planet.”

“The COVID-19 pandemic has put into sharp focus just how much our shared destiny depends on the collective health and safety of all people and of our natural world,” said National Academy of Sciences President Marcia McNutt. “Just as scientists and researchers have come together in unprecedented ways to fight the pandemic, so too must we mobilize our best minds — across the sciences and all of society — to inspire innovation and chart a course to a more prosperous, equitable future for all.”

The first two days of the summit will feature compelling talks and discussions, special artist performances, and opportunities for audience participation and networking; the final day will consist of online events to spur action among specific audiences. In addition, concurrent science seminars — designed for laureates and other scientific experts in global sustainability, but open to all — will examine the role of science in supporting global sustainability and resilient societies.

Link to Nobel Prize Summit registration:


The virtual summit will take place April 26-28.
Registration is free, but space is limited.

For further information please contact:

PIK press office
Phone: +49 331 288 25 07