The members of the Nobel family and founders of NST have, with great concern, been observing the devastation of the world’s vital, natural and non-renewable resources. This over-consumption has led to an increase in global temperatures and pollution of land, food, water and air. The founders believe that the economic and social health of civilisation will, to a large extent, depend on the availability of renewable energy and a sustainable approach provided in agriculture, forestry, industrial manufacturing and water reclamation. This will require substantial intellectual and financial efforts. It is the aim of NST to assist with this process.
The mission of the Nobel Sustainability Trust is therefore to promote a sustainable economic growth that preserves and ultimately enhances the living systems on the planet, create opportunities for people and harness human ingenuity in support for a prosperous common future.
By participating in and supporting the Trust, its programs and activities, we encourage people to take a stand for our future as a species on a life-sustaining planet.
It is our position that nothing is more important than this and we want to sustain human life on this planet, through efforts in the following areas:
- Reduction of climate change with emphasis on global warming through the promotion of advances in sustainable production and consumption with emphasis on non-polluting and renewable technologies.
- Acceleration in the transition to sustainable societies through promotion of initiatives that increase prosperity, improve governance and enhance transparency.
- Within the limits of the planet’s carrying capacity, pursuing the creation of a pollution-free, life-sustaining environment for all.
In pursuit of these goals, NST is instituting a Sustainability Conference including bestowing two
Sustainability Awards in technology and implementation as well as two scholarships in the same field.
The purpose of the Nobel Sustainability Trust Awards is to recognise individuals for their outstanding contribution to sustainability and a commitment to ensuring that the need of the present is met without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.