22 April 2015 - 25 April 2015
Hong Kong

Nobel Laureates Symposium on Global Sustainability

The Nobel Laureates Symposium on Global Sustainability did not take place in October 2014 in Hong Kong as previously planned, and has now been rescheduled for April 2015.

Image courtesy PIK

Image courtesy PIK

The 2015 Nobel Laureates Symposium brings together top global experts to debate solutions to one of the major problems of our time: climate change. 

IIASA Deputy Director General Nebojsa Nakicenovic will join 11 Nobel Laureates and leading scientists at the 4th Nobel Laureates Symposium on Global Sustainability  in Hong Kong. The event is organized by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and The Asia Society Hong Kong Center (ASHK), providing a high-level platform for debate right in the heart of a region that is key to achieving a transformation towards a low-carbon global economy.

The 2015 Symposium, "4C: Changing Climate, Changing Cities," will consider crucial questions of how to address urbanization in Asia in this century of mega cities and climate change, which will, if unabated, result in a 4 degree Celsius rise in temperature. In short: How to foresee 4C?

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IIASA Participation

22 April 2015, 11:30-12:15
Session 2: From ancient to de-spatialized hyper-cities

Nakicenovic will join Sander van der Leeuw (Dean, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University), and  Geoffrey West (Distinguished Professor and Past President, Santa Fe Institute), to discuss "a common understanding of the phenomenon city, of the changing conditions how cities functioned historically and might function in the future."

Conference Program

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