A Nobel Peace Prize for Sustainable Development, one that not only recognizes achievement but would also improve humanity’s future prospects. You can help make it happen. Please Nominate or Endorse the proposal. Anyone can endorse the proposal, and millions of people are qualified to nominate for the Peace Prize but don’t know it. Please share this effort. Personal sharing by in person, by phone call or email are the most motivating. Share the NP4SD.org website on lists or with the social networking buttons below.
As so many studies indicate, the ecosystems of Earth have been seriously disrupted by humanity’s unsustainable development practices. Adoption of a model of truly sustainable development has never been more urgently needed, and its champions warrant recognition. Our present unsustainable mainstream model of development is a flawed model that presumes the possibility of unlimited, exponential growth. As we continue to overshoot Earth’s ecological capacities, the predictions manifest increasingly: famine, flood, drought, political turmoil within and between nations, and mass migrations of environmental and climate refugees. Indeed, the environmental and economic roots of the current refugee crises are intimately related. Without the rapid adoption of true sustainable development on a grand scale humanity’s future prospects for peace and security are slim.
The award of a Nobel Peace Prize to key figures in the field of Sustainable Development may help us move away from our present unsustainable extractive, consumptive, and wasteful economic model. We therefore propose that the Peace Prize be awarded jointly to:
- The Club of Rome for bold foresight in commissioning the Limits to Growth study done at MIT in the early 1970s.
- Dr. Herman Daly, for attempting to revolutionize our thinking by placing the human economy within the finite ecology of our small, shared planet with Ecological Economics of which he is the founder.
- Jorge Mario Bergoglio, otherwise known as Pope Francis, for bravely challenging the status quo of an economic growth model that has created gross social inequities and undermined the sustainability of human civilization.
Humanity’s highest honor is the Nobel Peace Prize. A Peace Prize themed for true sustainable development honoring the contributions of these three nominees will also contribute to a legacy of greater sustainability. You very likely know people who are qualified nominators since there are so many worldwide. You may even be qualified yourself. For instance, qualified nominators include elected members of legislatures and governments of states as well as university professors of history, law, philosophy, theology/religion, and the social sciences. Wikipedia lists over 230 branches of the ‘social sciences’ in its incomplete list here. So please contact the Qualified Nominators you know. And do help us spread the word.
- If you have received any Nobel Prize, please make your nomination as a Nobel Laureate here.
- Check to see if you are a qualified nominator, since millions of people are not aware of their status. If you are so qualified, please nominate indicating under which definition you qualify by completing the statement “I am a Qualified Nominator since I am…” with the Qualified Nomination form.
- If you are not a Qualified Nominator, please support the effort by endorsing our public proposal.
We sincerely appreciate your assistance in achieving Nobel Peace Prize recognition for for these key figures in the field of Sustainable Development.