Nobel Laureates have called for urgent action for a low carbon and equitable future. The announcement, which is part of a larger memorandum, is the outcome of the St James’s Palace Nobel Laureate Symposium held this week in London. The conclusions of the Nobel Laureate Symposium were presented yesterday at a press conference at St James’s Palace as a memorandum to international policy makers in the lead up to the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.
Particularly topical in light of the forthcoming conference in Copenhagen, the St James’s Palace Memorandum calls for a global deal on climate change that matches the scale and urgency of the human, ecological and economic crises facing the world today. It urges governments at all levels, as well as the scientific community, to join with business and civil society to seize hold of this historic opportunity to transform our carbon-intensive economies into sustainable and equitable systems. We must recognize the fierce urgency of now.
The Memorandum has been signed by Literature Laureate, Wole Soyinka, Peace Laureate, Wangari Maathai, as well as Laureates in Chemistry, Physics and Economics.