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The Nobel Sustainability Trust (NST) will inaugurate the World Sustainability Standards Organization (WSSO) in October 2023, in partnership with numerous governments and international organizations, announced by NST Chairman Peter Nobel. The announcement was made simultaneously in New York and Zürich, where the WSSO will be headquartered.

WSSO’s mission, Mr. Nobel said, is to unify standards in sustainable development fields such as energy, carbon credit, green finance, the environmental industry, energy conservation, carbon neutrality-related technologies, and ESG.

Dr. Bruno Wu, 2023.

In addition, WSSO will support the roll-out of the carbon market and other projects outlined in the Paris Agreement. It will seek to strengthen international coordination on carbon payment and settlement by integrating the central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) of different countries. WSSO aims to promote global convergence of standards, help form a cross-regional common carbon market, and coordinate the use of CBDCs for carbon settlement and other mechanisms for global collaboration.

WSSO will establish research centers and various professional committees in Zurich, Beijing, and New York. In the future, it will open standard certification centers in multiple regions and countries around the world, supporting the synchronization of national and regional standards, and reducing geographical, economic, and technical barriers to international cooperation in sustainable development.

The World Sustainability Standards Organization believes that the goals, principles, policies, measures, and institutional arrangements of existing global climate treaties, such as the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement, are based on scientific research and understanding of historical responsibilities. These agreements were formed after long-term and arduous negotiations. They evince a deep respect for history and advance the shared goal of sustainable development.

Within this framework, each country should take constructive and transparent actions and cooperate in solidarity. WSSO’s purpose is to strengthen the principles and provisions of existing conventions and agreements. The existing institutional arrangements are beneficial to developing countries and provide channels for developed countries to help developing countries achieve carbon neutrality. WSSO’s priority is to establish a global carbon market mechanism. The carbon market mechanism was stipulated in Article 6 of the Paris Agreement and should be implemented swiftly and conscientiously. The EU’s carbon border adjustment mechanism tax is unilateral, so a global carbon market should be established in accordance with Article 6 to hedge this unilateral measure.

How should the carbon footprint of products be measured scientifically in the spirit of the Paris Agreement? WSSO believes that technical standards and models need to be researched and advanced by the various standard-setting organizations worldwide, and a consensus needs to be reached through thorough negotiation and then embodied in a generally accepted algorithm for carbon conversion.

WSSO will appoint three representatives , respectively from China, the United States, and the European Union, to manage the daily work of the Executive Committee, under the Secretariat system of responsibility. The first head of the Secretariat will be Dr. Bruno Wu, received in 2022 the first medal for Outstanding Contribution in Sustainability.

21st February 2023 Stockholm, Sweden. Nobel Sustainability Trust Foundation (NSTF) announces the awardees of ``The Sustainability Award- Outstanding Contribution in Sustainability for year 2022.

Awardee Mr. Xie Zhenhua, who is the Special Envoy for Climate Change, Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the People’s Republic of China. The award is based on Mr. Xie’s tremendous contribution regarding world climate changes as well as building global cooperations in sustainable development. Nobel Sustainability Trust Foundation also awarded the medals of Outstanding Contribution in Sustainability to Dr. Bruno Wu, Chairman and CEO of Sun Seven Stars Investment Group of China, and Mr. Collin O’Mara, CEO of National Wildlife Federation of America for their great efforts and contributions on climate changes for many years.

The founder and board directors of the Nobel Sustainability Trust Foundation have been observing the devastation of the world’s vital, natural, and non-renewable resources with great concern. The NSTF issues the award and medals for the first time in 2022 since its inception to cite and commemorate the recipients’ outstanding contribution in sustainability.

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Left to right: Peter Nobel, Slav W. Hermanowicz, Micheal Molls, Marcel Aeschlimann

Nobel Sustainability Trust Foundation convened its second annual summit in Paris, France, at Palais Brongniart on the 21st of November 2022, supported by local main sponsor GL events. Summit proceedings and focusing on “Energy and Water”, the summit were broadcast worldwide over social media.

Keynote speaker is British scientist Professor Stanley Whittingham, director of the Institute for Materials Research at the State University of New York at Binghamton. Whittingham was awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry alongside Akira Yoshino (Japan) and John B Goodenough (USA) “for the development of lithium-ion batteries.” World-wide participants and speakers are government officials, NGO organizations, university professors, entrepreneurs.

Nobel Sustainability Trust Foundation awarded the medal for Outstanding Contribution in Sustainability. The two recipients, from Asia and North America, respectively, were Dr. Bruno Wu from Beijing, China, founder of the World Carbon Neutrality Council and Mr. Collin O´Mara of Reston, Virginia, USA, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation. This year’s awards medal and recognition letter were presented at the Paris Summit and Bertie Ahern, his is the co-chair of the Interaction Council of 40 Former Heads of State and Government and the former prime minister of Ireland sent his regards to summit and congratulations to the persons who got medal for Outstanding Contribution in Sustainability.

NST chairman Michael Nobel said the annual “The Sustainability Award” will focus on applied science and recognize outstanding sustainable development projects around the world, including in the fields of new energy, new materials, water, health, agriculture, IT and artificial intelligence.

The Nobel Sustainability Trust Foundation, founded by four members from Nobel family the previous name was “ Nobel Charity Trust” since 2007, and from 2022 changed to its present name in 2011 to more accurately represent its role and activities. The NST logo and The Sustainability Award are trademarked in the EU and worldwide. NST is independent of the Nobel Foundation which awards the Nobel prizes established by Alfred Nobel. NST reflects the wishes of the five Nobel family members currently serving as trustees to have a award which associated with their ancestors willingness to devoted to sustainable development.

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