The Crown Princess attends a seminar on the Baltic Sea
On Wednesday 1 December, The Crown Princess attended a seminar about the Baltic Sea at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm.
The seminar highlighted current research projects that aim to improve the health of the Baltic Sea. All the projects are part of KTH's Baltic Tech Initiative.
The various projects within the initiative include:
- resource recovery from seabed sediment using a bioreactor
- new sensor technology for information about the health of the sea
- innovation opportunities thanks to new research infrastructure on Djurö in Stockholm's archipelago
- aerofoil opportunities that enable boats to be powered by electricity
- research into manmade wetlands that can reduce harmful emissions
It is hoped that these projects will also encourage developments within other initiatives, both locally and globally.
The UN's Sustainable Development Goals
In January 2016, the then UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appointed the Crown Princess as one of 17 advocates for the work involved with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. The advocates' task is to promote the UN's Sustainable Development Goals – Agenda 2030 – in various ways. Since 2019, The Crown Princess has been part of the alumni group.
As an alumnus, The Crown Princess will continue to focus in particular on work relating to the sea and fishing.
Find out more about the global goals and Agenda 2030 at the UN's website External link, opens in new window..