Welcome to the Nobel Cause Symposium Series
The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and the Asia Society Hong Kong (ASHK) Center are delighted to host the 4th Nobel Laureates Symposium on Global Sustainability – 4C: Changing Climate, Changing Cities – at the Asia Society Hong Kong Center from 8th to 11th October, 2014.
The Potsdam-Asia Society 2014 Hong Kong Symposium will be the first in the series to be held outside Europe with a strong focus on the East Asia and Pacific region. It will bring together Nobel Laureates, eminent scientists, policy makers, global and business leaders and key community stakeholders. How the urbanization of Asia proceeds will affect its populations and have critical impacts on climate change with global consequences. The Laureates discuss presentations from experts on subjects that are crucial to planetary health and our survival. Many participants will be from China and regional countries at ministerial and other levels. The concern and involvement of Laureates emphasizes the importance of the debate to governments and decision-making bodies. The following Nobel Laureates already indicated their willingness to participate in the symposium: George F. Smoot, Jim Mirrlees, Peter Doherty, Rajendra Pachauri, Mario Molina, Brian Schmidt, Yuan T. Lee, Burton Richter, Wole Soyinka, José Ramos-Horta, Joseph E. Stiglitz, Paul Crutzen, and Carlo Rubbia.