28 Apr 2021
Please join us for an Embassy of Sweden event in association with the first Nobel Prize Summit “Our Planet, Our Future”, April 26-28.
How can we put the world on the path to a more sustainable, more prosperous future for all? Nobel Prize Summit “Our Planet, Our Future” will bring together Nobel Prize laureates and other esteemed leaders in the sciences, policy, business, the youth movement, and the arts to explore actions that can be achieved this decade. The Summit will draw upon lessons learned in the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic to mobilize action on fighting climate change and biodiversity loss, reducing inequality, and advancing technological innovation. The Summit is free and open to the public; click here for a complete agenda or to register.
Please join us for an Embassy of Sweden event in association with the Nobel Prize Summit.
Rethink Tomorrow Series
Our Planet – From Human Impact to Climate Action and Sustainable Industry Solutions
April 28, 2021, between 10:00-11:30 AM (EDT)
RSVP to attend here.
The human impact on nature is undeniable. The never-ending demand for limited natural resources leaves lasting effects on the environment and risks the loss of biological diversity. With a foundation in science, industry is a vital part of the solution by creating efficient resource utilization aiming to reduce the negative impact on the environment. What does science tell us about the human impact on nature and loss of biodiversity? How can science contribute to industries’ ongoing sustainability efforts? How do companies incorporate science in developing strategies and plans for a smaller environmental footprint? How can science and industry inspire and innovate sustainable solutions? This event will address these issues with a foundation in the findings from the Nobel Prize Summit and in collaboration with the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.
• Welcome remarks by H. E. Karin Olofsdotter, Ambassador of Sweden to the United States
• “Reflections from the Nobel Prize Summit,” Ambassador Karin Olofsdotter and Professor Johan Rockström, Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
• Brief screening of the photo exhibition “Dreamland” by Swedish photographer Helene Schmitz
• Moderated discussion
o Dr. Cristian Samper, President and CEO, Wildlife Conservation Society
o Professor Carl Folke, Director, Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, and Chair, Stockholm Resilience Center
o Dr. Emma Nehrenheim, Chief Environmental Officer, Northvolt
o Dr. Florian Schattenmann, CTO and VP of R&D and Innovation, Cargill
o Moderator: Professor Tuula Teeri, President, Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences
• Industry spotlight
o Dr. Gayle Schueller, Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, 3M
o Mr. Theodor Swedjemark, Chief Communications and Sustainability Officer, ABB
o Ms. Heather Johnson, VP Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility, Ericsson
o Ms. Lena Hök, Senior Vice President Sustainability, Skanska Group
• Concluding remarks: Dr. Anna Sjöström-Douagi, Program Director, Nobel Prize Summit Nobel Foundation