On Wednesday 20 January, The King attended the Forestry Day conference digitally.
The King is closely committed to issues relating to nature, the environment and forestry. The King attended the Forestry Day conference digitally on Wednesday, and began by giving a speech. In his speech, The King said:
"I am sitting here at Stenhammar, looking out at the Sörmland forest and thinking about how important forestry is to our nation.
"The fact is that Sweden's prosperity was built on income from forestry. And this continues to be the case, with annual exports worth 150 billion kronor.
"At the same time, living forests play a key role in slowing and counteracting global climate change. Here in Sweden alone, they capture more than 140 million tonnes of carbon dioxide every year."
The conference was held for the seventh year running, this time entirely digitally. The aim of Forestry Day is to boost the knowledge and driving forces within forestry work. During the day, decision-makers, academics and experts spoke about and discussed the role forests play in a sustainable society.