This Symposium gathered some 50 of the world’s most renowned thinkers and experts on global sustainability to discuss new and innovative approaches to the way we govern the world’s social and ecological systems.
Peter C. Agre
Awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry jointly with Roderick MacKinnon for structural and mechanistic studies of ion channels and for the discovery of water channels proteins.
Awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine/Physiology in 1978 for the discovery of restriction enzymes and their application to problems of molecular genetics.
Director UN Division for Sustainable Development.
Professor of Natural Resources, Columbia University.
Hans Martin Blix
Swedish Diplomat (former President of the International Atomic Energy Agency).
Swedish Minister for the Environment.
Paul J. Crutzen
Awarded the Nobel prize in Chemistry 1995 for his work on atmospheric chemistry, particularly concerning the formation and decomposition of ozone.
Professor Stanford University (biodiversity).
Peter C. Doherty
Awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1996 jointly with Rolf M. Zinkernagel for their discoveries concerning the specificity of the cell mediated immune defence.
Chair of the Symposium Scientific Committee, Professor in Natural Resource Management, and Director of Beijer International Institute for Ecological Economics and Science Director at Stockholm Resilience Centre.
Awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 1969 for his contributions and discoveries concerning the classification of elementary particles and their interactions.
Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 1991 because "her magnificent epic writing has - in the words of Alfred Nobel - been of very great benefit to humanity".
David J. Gross
Awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2004 jointly with H. David Politzer and Frank Wilczek "for the discovery of asymptotic freedom in the theory of the strong interaction".
Awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2007 together with Albert Fert for the discovery of Giant Magnetoresistance.
President of WWF International.
President of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Chairman of the Development Alternatives Group and President.
Richard J.T. Klein
Senior research fellow at the Stockholm Environment Institute and adjunct professor at the Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research of Linköping University.
Photographer and film producer in natural history and cultural subjects.
Awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1998 "for his development of the density-functional theory" together with John A. Pople "for his development of computational methods in quantum chemistry".
Awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1996 together with Robert F. Curl Jr., and Richard E. Smalley "for their discovery of fullerenes".
Director, School of Human Evolution and Social Change and Dean, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University.
Chief Executive Officer of Civic Exchange.
Professor at Rutgers University (governance and resource management).
Professor University College, London and Director of the European Environment Agency.
Awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic sciences 1996 along with William Vickrey, for his work on information asymmetry as it relates to taxation and moral hazard problems.
Mario J. Molina
Awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1995 jointly with Paul J. Crutzen and F. Sherwood Rowland for their work in atmospheric chemistry, particularly concerning the formation and decomposition of ozone.
Director General, Centre for Science and Environment (India)
Permanent Secretary, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Douglass C. North
Awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel in 1993 jointly with Robert W. Fogel "for having renewed research in economic history by applying economic theory and quantitative methods in order to explain economic and institutional change"
Awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 1996 jointly with David M. Lee and Robert C. Richardson "for their discovery of superfluidity in helium-3".
Awarded The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2009 "for her analysis of economic governance, especially the commons".
Professor Environmental Economics, University of Michigan.
Professor of Physics of the Oceans, Potsdam University.
Director, Center for Clouds, Chemistry and Climate, University of California.
Former President, The Royal Society and observer to the Symposium Executive Steering Group.
Professor Biological Oceanography, University of Copenhagen.
Chair of the Symposium, Professor in Natural Resource Management, Executive Director, Stockholm Resilience Centre and Stockholm Environment Institute.
rubbia-thumbAwarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 1984 together with Simon van der Meer for work leading to the discovery of the W and Z particles at CERN.
Penny D. Sackett
Physicist, astronomer and former Chief Scientist for Australia.
Professor in Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality Management, Wageningen University.
Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Awarded The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1998 was awarded to Amartya Sen "for his contributions to welfare economics".
Executive Director of The Energy and Resource Institute, TERI.
Professor and Director Climate Change Institute, Australian National University.
Professor of Economics and Government at the London School of Economics.
Yale University, UNEP's Green Economy Initiative.
Awarded the 2002 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for discoveries concerning 'genetic regulation of organ development and programmed cell death".
Chair of the Resilience Alliance.
British Theoretical Physicist (metabolic theory of ecology).
Professor of Social Sciences and the J.W. McConnell Chair of Social Innovation at the University of Waterloo, Canada.
Former EU parliamentarian, Associate Senior Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute.
Professor of Plant Physiology, Umeå University, Sweden