3rd Nobel Sustainability Trust Summit

Symposium and Award Ceremony organized by Technical University Munich (TUM) and Nobel Sustainability Trust (NST)

The Awards

Research on energy and climate change economy honored

First Sustainability Awards supported by the Nobel Sustainability Trust presented

For the first time, the Nobel Sustainability Trust (NST) and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are presenting the “Sustainability Award supported by NST” for outstanding research and development work in the fields of sustainable energy and climate change economics. The first two honorees are Prof. Elena Bou of EIT InnoEnergy for her contributions to promoting energy start-ups, and Lord Nicholas Stern, Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science, for his achievements relating to the economic aspects of climate change.

The prizes will be presented on November 9, 2023 as part of the Nobel Sustainability Trust Summit at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Munich. “The Sustainability Awards supported by NST” will be given annually to individuals or institutions who have made significant developments of great potential for or contributions to implement sustainable solutions for the benefit of humanity. This year, they will be given in the categories Outstanding Research and Development in the Field of Energy as well as Leadership in Implementation of sustainability projects.

Handling the earth's resources sustainably

Peter Nobel, Chairman of the NST, said: “It is with great joy and pride that we now for the first time here in Munich announce the awardees of the Sustainability Award. The future of humanity and its survival will, to a great extent depend on how sustainable we use the earth’s resources combined with technological innovations. We believe the Sustainability Award will play an important role and be a strong symbol within the sustainable field. Its objective is to inspire, motivate, and incentivize individuals and organizations worldwide to develop sustainable technologies in key resource areas like energy, water, and agriculture. This will require substantial intellectual and financial efforts.”

TUM President Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann said: “Sustainability and its implementation in terms of technologies with promising future potential and market capability has to be a prime directive for us all. Our TUM Sustainable Futures Strategy 2030 defines our ambitious objectives for a sustainable transformation. Transformations of this kind need visible heroes. I am all the more pleased to be able to honor two such outstanding personalities with the Nobel Sustainability Trust Award, high-profile individuals who shine as role models.”

Route directions

Since there is no parking available at the Academy, we do not recommend traveling by car.

Public transport:
S-Bahn S1-S8, stop at “Marienplatz” (10 min. walking)
U3, U4, U5 & U6 , stop at “Odeonsplatz” (5 min. walking)
Tram 19 & 21, stop at “Nationaltheater” (5 min. walking)

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