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Welcome to Oslo Pax 2019: A call to action on peace and climate change – inspired by Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Peace Prize.  

Time: 4 Sep 2019 07:00 - 15:00
Place: Bankplassen 4

The Nobel Peace Center is proud to announce the first ever Oslo Pax: An annual peace gathering in Oslo, creating a peacebuilding space the world urgently needs. A summit for action ad impact, where young leaders and activists will meet decision-makers, scientists and Nobel Prize laureates, and together produce concrete recommendations to the UN Climate Summit later in September.


Christiana Figueres

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Christiana Figueres is an international recognized leader on global climate change. She was the leading force behind the historical Paris Agreement of 2015, as Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. She is currently the convener of Mission 2020. Christiana Figueres holds a masters degree in Anthroplogy from the London School of Economics, and was rated as one of the 5 most powerful women in science by BBC World in 2017.


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For several years Penelope has been a member of the Childrens climate panel in Norway. She is the youngest winner of the National voulenteers prize (2018). She calls herself a "full time" climate activist and she has been working with environmental issues since she was eight years old.

"We know the risks – let's find the solutions together"
- Penelope Lea
Photo: K. Opprann


Is a journalist and human rights activist from Yemen, where she was known as “The Mother of the Revolution” during the Arab spring. In 2005, Tawakkol Karman co-founded the group Women Journalists Without Chains, in order to promote freedom of expression and democratic rights. From 2007 to 2010, she regularly led demonstrations and sit-ins in Tahrir Square in Sana'a. In 2011 she received the Nobel Peace Prize for 2011 together with Leymah Gbowee and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for her “non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work.”

Photo: The Norwegian Parliament

Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ine Eriksen Søreide will hold the opening speech at Oslo Pax 2019.

Join Oslo Pax 2019 – a unique opportunity to meet decision makers, learn about one of the biggest challenges the world is facing today, and influence the global climate change debate.

Oslo Pax is supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Thank you to our main sponsors Hydro, Telenor and ABB. Also, a special thanks to Hyundai Norway, Flytoget, PRIO, CICERO, Changemaker, Peace Jam and Spire.