On Tuesday 28 November, The Crown Princess attended the seminar The Global Ocean and the Future of Humanity, which was held at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The keynote speaker at the seminar was Professor Rashid Sumaila, winner of the 2017 Volvo Environmental Prize.
The keynote speaker at Tuesday afternoon's seminar, The Global Ocean and the Future of Humanity, was Professor Rashid Sumailas from the University of British Columbia in Canada. His research involves all aspects of the threat to the oceans: overfishing, oil spills, plastic pollution, climate change and acidification. However, he has also presented solutions for managing marine resources.
Professor Sumaila won the 2017 Volvo Environmental Prize.
During the afternoon, presentations were also given by Maria van Berlekom from Sida, Beatrice Crona from the Stockholm Resilience Centre, and Carl Folke from the Beijer Institutet and the Stockholm Resilience Centre.
The seminar's moderator was Henrik Österblom from the Stockholm Resilience Centre.
The Crown Princess is one of 17 members of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Advocacy Group. The group's task is to promote the UN's sustainable development goals – Agenda 2030 – in various ways.
The Crown Princess mainly works with issues relating to water and health.
Find out more about the global goals and Agenda 2030 at the UN's website.