The Crown Princess speaks at a webinar on the Baltic Sea

On Saturday 5 March, The Crown Princess spoke at a webinar on wetlands and the environment around the Baltic Sea.

The Crown Princess's speech was recorded at the Royal Palace.

The Crown Princess's speech was recorded at the Royal Palace. Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

The webinar Wetlands and the Baltic Sea Environment was arranged by Rotary in Sweden, with participants from Rotary clubs in twelve different countries.

The Crown Princess opened the webinar with a digital speech, in which she said:

As we all know – our sea is under tremendous pressure from eutrophication, pollution and overfishing. To name just a few of the major threats. I am pleased that Rotary is summoning its strong network to protect and restore the Baltic Sea.

HRH The Crown Princess

The UN's Sustainable Development Goals

The Crown Princess's commitment to environmental and climate-related issues led to the UN's then UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appointing her as one of 17 advocates during 2016–2019 for the work involved with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

The Crown Princess is now an advocate emerita for the Global Goals, in which she retains a particular focus on sustainability, the sea and fishing.

Find out more about the global goals and Agenda 2030 at the UN's website.