Peace Prize Proposal for Truly Sustainable Development

Scroll down to read and lend your support to this Nobel Peace Prize for key figures in the field of Sustainable Development.

Fill in the ‘Title & Affiliation’ field by describing what you do in the world, especially if you are in academia.  This helps us determine whether you are a nominator or endorser of the proposal.

Please share this effort with others.

Nominate-Endorse

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen of the Nobel Committee:

I am writing to ask you to award the coming year's Nobel Peace Prize to key figures in the field of Sustainable Development constituted as follows:

1 - The Club of Rome, for its bold foresight in commissioning the seminal Limits to Growth study and report done at MIT and published in 1972. With this organizational candidate the award recognition would encompass the Club of Rome as well as the authors of the Limits to Growth study itself, Donella Meadows, Dennis Meadows, and Jorgen Randers.

2 - Herman Daly, former World Bank Senior Economist, widely recognized as the father of Ecological Economics, a practical alternative to the current mainstream growth economics, which ignores the limits to Earth's resources and its ability to absorb our wastes. His work spawned legions of sustainability practitioners, consultants, managers, researchers and implementation by enlightened institutions, corporations and governments.

3 - Pope Francis, for his strong advocacy of sustainable development in the face of society’s present unsustainable economic mainstream, which puts at risk poorer peoples and nations, and eventually all of humanity. He courageously returns the world's focus to the damage the current economic system is doing to people and planet. His 2015 Papal Encyclical, Laudato Si', transformed conversation, bringing into clear focus the conflict between our present unsustainable, consumptive, and wasteful economic model and the well-being of humanity and natural systems.

The Club of Rome tilled the soil so that the field now known as Sustainable Development might come into being. Herman Daly formulated and refined seeds to be planted and cultivated by a host of practitioners and teachers of Sustainable Development. Pope Francis has tirelessly cultivated and promoted the field by illuminating the need for a sustainable alternative to current development patterns that marginalize, exploit and harm people and Nature, creating inequity, strife, suffering and tearing apart the very fabric of Nature that supports all of life on Earth.

The award of this Peace Prize is not only deserved, but will help stimulate a paradigm shift from the present unsustainable economic growth model to a sustainable one where a) improvements in the quality of life are valued more highly than increases in financial wealth and the gross amount produced and discarded (GDP), and b) wealth and well-being are more equitably distributed than with the current system that is predicated upon the increasing concentration of wealth in fewer and fewer hands.

Since the Peace Prize has only twice been shared by three nominees, it is left to the Nobel Committee how best to make the intended award. Shared by two of the three suggested nominees, it will still recognize the critical importance of truly sustainable development to world peace and the avoidance of future suffering.

This is a most timely award and I urge the Nobel Committee to consider further elaboration of why these candidates are worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize at the website NP4SD.org. I sincerely appreciate your consideration of this forward-looking Peace Prize.

**your signature**

Please share this with colleagues, associates, family and friends.

   


Latest Signatures
421 Barbara B. Sep 21, 2018
420 Karuna P. Sep 16, 2018
419 Tilman B. Sep 10, 2018
418 Javier L. Sep 01, 2018
417 Harry K. Aug 21, 2018
416 William K. Aug 14, 2018
415 Wenchi J. Aug 13, 2018
414 vineet b. Aug 09, 2018
413 Lura B. Aug 04, 2018
412 Patrick L. Aug 01, 2018
411 Sarah D. Jul 27, 2018
410 Jayna E. Jul 27, 2018
409 peter l. Jul 16, 2018
408 Garry B. Jul 15, 2018
407 helen d. Jul 11, 2018
406 GraceLorraine B. Jul 02, 2018
405 Todd C. Jun 27, 2018
404 Rhonda A. Jun 21, 2018
403 Melissa T. Jun 19, 2018
402 Sidhartha B. Jun 19, 2018
401 Erwin E K. Jun 09, 2018
400 James H. Jun 02, 2018
399 Mats L. May 18, 2018
398 FERNANDO JOSE DE LACERDA J. May 16, 2018
397 David B. May 14, 2018
396 Arnaud D. May 13, 2018
395 Kerstin E. May 05, 2018
394 Jeffrey H. Apr 28, 2018
393 Rebecca S. Apr 27, 2018
392 Giuseppe G. Apr 25, 2018
391 Christine C. Apr 23, 2018
390 Steve B. Apr 23, 2018
389 Kirk H. Apr 23, 2018
388 Karen L. Apr 22, 2018
387 Catherine J. Apr 22, 2018
386 Lawrence R. Apr 10, 2018
385 Frederik V. Apr 10, 2018
384 François D. Mar 28, 2018
383 GIOVANNI M. Mar 13, 2018
382 Mårten T. Mar 05, 2018
381 Dr Pete S. Feb 27, 2018
380 Gary Y. Feb 21, 2018
379 MALISHA M. Feb 20, 2018
378 Alexander A. Feb 12, 2018
377 Frank B. Feb 10, 2018
376 Jim M. Feb 07, 2018
375 Jan H. Feb 07, 2018
374 Debra V. Feb 06, 2018
373 Zoran T. Feb 06, 2018
372 Mara D. Feb 05, 2018
Latest Signatures
472 Nicholas T. Sep 08, 2018
471 Frank V. Aug 05, 2018
470 Gary M. Mar 09, 2018
469 Miguel Angel V. Jan 07, 2018
468 Hannes L. Jan 07, 2018
467 Tina D. Nov 27, 2017
466 KLAUS F. Oct 18, 2017
465 Olee O. Oct 10, 2017
464 Cara F. Oct 04, 2017
463 Samantha B. Oct 03, 2017
462 William C. Oct 03, 2017
461 Marilyn M. Sep 30, 2017
460 Thomas M. Sep 22, 2017
459 Michael W. Sep 20, 2017
458 Jacqueline Marie J. Sep 11, 2017
457 benjamin w. Sep 08, 2017
456 michael g. Sep 04, 2017
455 Jahn-Peter P. Sep 03, 2017
454 Norma P. Sep 01, 2017
453 Jean-Michel P. Aug 31, 2017
452 Noah N. Aug 30, 2017
451 William R. Aug 27, 2017
450 Jennifer W. Aug 25, 2017
449 Patricia D. Aug 22, 2017
448 Mary H. Aug 21, 2017
447 Riley B. Aug 21, 2017
446 James S. Aug 21, 2017
445 TODD C. Aug 21, 2017
444 Mirrit v. Aug 20, 2017
443 Steven H. Aug 20, 2017
442 Kathryn S. Aug 20, 2017
441 Christopher A. Aug 18, 2017
440 Beatrice G. Aug 18, 2017
439 Jason M. Aug 18, 2017
438 Paul C. Aug 16, 2017
437 patricia r. Aug 16, 2017
436 rhea g. Aug 16, 2017
435 Janet P. Aug 15, 2017
434 charlotte c. Aug 12, 2017
433 Klara F. Aug 12, 2017
432 Dora J. Aug 11, 2017
431 Robert Q. Aug 10, 2017
430 Piilani K. Aug 08, 2017
429 Poka L. Aug 08, 2017
428 Michael Kioni D. Aug 08, 2017
427 Madhavi V. Aug 08, 2017
426 Gail T. Aug 07, 2017
425 Sylvie F. Aug 06, 2017
424 Jean François D. Aug 06, 2017
423 Alexia D. Aug 06, 2017