2021 Nobel Prize Summit: Our Planet, Our Future

The SDGs and International Collaboration
2021 Nobel Prize Summit: Our Planet, Our Future

28 April, 16:00 – 17:00 UTC

A National Academies Session in collaboration with Arizona State University

Our future depends on our collective ability to become effective stewards of the global commons – the climate, ice, land, ocean, freshwater, forests, soils and rich diversity of life.

The first Nobel Prize Summit brings together Nobel Laureates, scientists, policymakers, business leaders, and youth to 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?

Across three days, the virtual event will combine keynotes and lively discussion with live performance and theatre. Speakers will explore solutions to some of humanity’s greatest challenges: climate change and biodiversity loss, increasing inequality, and technological innovation in support of societal goals.

The Summit will ask: what can we learn from our collective response to the global pandemic? And, how can societies distinguish facts from fiction in a new information ecosystem?

Join the conversation at #NobelPrizeSummit.


All times refer to UTC

16:00Welcome remarks

Peter Schlosser, Vice President and Vice Provost, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory, Arizona State University
16:05Perspectives: Supporting Global Collaboration for Sustainability and the SDGs

Moderator: Andrew Steer, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bezos Earth Fund

Daya Reddy, President, International Science Council and South African Research Chair in Computational Mechanics, University of Cape Town

Tateo Arimoto, Principal Fellow, Japan Science and Technology Agency and Visiting Professor and Deputy Director, Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Research Center, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)

Moira Mcdonald, Environment Program Director, Walton Family Foundation
16:45Special Dialogue

Moderator: Amanda Ellis, Director, Global Partnerships, Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory, Arizona State University

Ada Yonath (NAS), Director, The Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Centre for Biomolecular Structure and Assembly, Weizmann Institute of Science (Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2009)

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