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.
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.
Swedish Diplomat (former President of the International Atomic Energy Agency).
Awarded the Nobel prize in Chemistry 1995 for his work on atmospheric chemistry, particularly concerning the formation and decomposition of ozone.
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".
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 the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Chairman of the Development Alternatives Group and President.
Senior research fellow at the Stockholm Environment Institute and adjunct professor at the Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research of Linköping University.
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.
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.
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.
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".
Director, Center for Clouds, Chemistry and Climate, University of California.
Former President, The Royal Society and observer to the Symposium Executive Steering Group.
Chair of the Symposium, Professor in Natural Resource Management, Executive Director, Stockholm Resilience Centre and Stockholm Environment Institute.
Awarded 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.
Professor in Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality Management, Wageningen University.
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".
Professor and Director Climate Change Institute, Australian National University.
Awarded the 2002 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for discoveries concerning 'genetic regulation of organ development and programmed cell death".
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.