The world is now up against great challenges, and the inhabitants of our planet are facing perhaps the most important choice of direction of all time. The world peace organization, the United Nations, has pointed out the predominant problems, and has highlighted three main goals: PEACE, DEVELOPMENT, ENVIRONMENT. Making an effort to achieve peace and development while protecting the environment, is an obvious path to choose in the situation in which the world now finds itself. The peaceful solution of conflict, just development, and the sustainable use of nature are values that are not only worth aiming for, but they are also existentially essential to our future. This is why an independent academy focusing on these topics is established in Jondal, on the west coast of Norway.