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Nobel Prize in Thinking Ahead
Alex Steffen, 27 Jan 04

There's a serious move afoot to create a Nobel Prize in Sustainable Development:

"Alfred Nobel, the founder of the Nobel Prize, was a visionary man. In 1895 he wrote in his testament: 'The capital of my estate shall constitute a fund, the interest on which shall be annually distributed in the form of prizes to those who, during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind'. For more than a hundred years the Nobel Prizes are among the most prestigious acknowledgements any scientist, writer or politician can receive. Its time for another visionary step: a Nobel Prize for Sustainable Development. Climate change, global warming, desertification, the lack of clean water and the depletion of our natural resources, call for sustainable leadership. The future of the modern world is depending on it. We, people from many different nations and with different backgrounds, are calling for installing a Prize for Sustainable Development in Memory of Alfred Nobel"

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