Nobel Laureates to discuss barriers to sustainable future

WHAT: Green Cross International will organize a special session on breaking down barriers to a sustainable future at the two-day Nobel Peace Laureates Summit (10-11 November, 2009) to be held in Berlin. The overall theme of the Berlin Summit is “Breaking down new walls and building bridges to ensure a World of Human Rights and a World without violence.” For more information see

WHEN: Tuesday, 10 November 2009 from 16.45 to 18.45.
WHERE: Rathaus, Berlin.
WHO: Three members of the Climate Change Task Force*, set up last month and led by President Gorbachev, will lead this session. They are Mohan Munasinghe (Shared 2007 Nobel Peace Prize as Vice-Chair IPCC-AR-4), Ian Dunlop (Energy expert), and Alexander Likhotal (President of Green Cross International). Martin Frick (Director, Global Humanitarian Forum, Geneva) will also be on the panel. In addition to Nobel Laureates, representatives of Nobel Peace Laureates organizations will also be participating.
WHY: With barely a month to go before the COP 15 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Copenhagen (7-18 December 2009), members of the Climate Change Task Force are seeking the moral authority and engagement of the Nobel Laureates for a strong deal at Copenhagen. The panel of this special session expects to produce a statement that could be adopted by the Nobel Peace Laureates Summit calling for a strong and balanced agreement at Copenhagen.
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Contact information for interviews with the Climate Change Task Force in Berlin:

  • Michelle Laug at +41 79 713 8779

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