The Nobel Peace Prize Committee website acknowledges “that its concept of peace now also embraces efforts to limit the harm done by man-made climate change and threats to the environment,” as evidenced in awards to Wangari Maathai and shared award to the IPCC and Al Gore.
With the ever increasing frequency and force of anomalous climate change-induced events, there is a growing concern among scientists, policy makers and people around the world that our global model of development needs to change quickly. A Nobel Peace Prize award to champions of sustainable development would aide in this change in remarkable ways.
Please read the following list of those who are qualified to nominate for the Nobel Peace Prize. Identify those individuals you know of who are included in the list.
Categories 1 has a very large membership. Here the term ‘state’ means a nation, and not, for instance, the State of California for instance. Category 3 has an even larger membership. Since the title of ‘rector’ is equivalent to ‘chancellor’ and even ‘president’ at many universities, nominations can be sought from all three. Furthermore professors of five different disciplines are included as Qualified Nominators. Thus it is likely that every member of a university community has access to multiple Qualified Nominators.
Nobel Peace Prize – Qualified Nominators
|1.||Members of national assemblies and governments of states|
|2.||Members of international courts|
|3.||University rectors; professors of social sciences, history, philosophy, law and theology; directors of peace research institutes and foreign policy institutes|
|4.||Persons who have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize|
|5.||Board members of organizations that have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize|
|6.||Active and former members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee; (proposals by members of the Committee to be submitted no later than at the first meeting of the Committee after February 1)|
|7.||Former advisers to the Norwegian Nobel Committee|
Categories 4 and 5 offer a smaller group of but one whose nominations will be given considerable weight. If you are a Qualified Nominator under categories 4 or 5 please contact us directly in addition to endorsing the effort.
It is our hope that everyone approaching this effort will make a commitment to reach out to individuals in one or more of the preceding categories of Qualified Nominators, as well as to engage friends, colleagues and associates join in this world changing effort.