The King attends WWF's autumn meeting

The King and Secretary General Håkan Wirtén with the prize winners at WWF's autumn meeting.

The King and Secretary General Håkan Wirtén with the prize winners at WWF's autumn meeting. Photo: Helenah Swedberg/WWF

On Friday 11 October, The King took part in the WWF autumn meeting at Ulriksdal Palace in Solna.

The meeting brought together the WWF Council, of which The King is Chairman. The theme for the day was WWF's strategy for 2021–2025.

The meeting concluded with The King presenting the Panda Book of the Year 2020 and Environmental Hero of the Year awards in three categories.

The Panda Book of the Year 2020

The Panda Book of the Year 2020 award was presented to Melissa Schäfer and Fredrik Granath for their book 'Beyond the Kingdom of the Polar Bear'. In book, the authors describe their love of polar bears and how quickly the pack ice of the North Pole is melting.

Environmental Heroes of the Year

  • Debater Pella Thiel won the Biodiversity category for her work for international legislation against environmental damage.
  • Singer Magnus Carlson won the Ecological Footprint category for spreading the message – both from the stage and in the media – of how to live more sustainably and build a climate-smart future.
  • Greta Thunberg won the Young Environmental Hero of the Year category for putting the climate threat on the agenda for the entire world in a way that no one else has before. The award was accepted by two representatives from the organisation Fridays for Future.

About WWF

WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) is an independent nature conservation organisation without any party political affiliations. WWF operates in more than 100 countries and with over five million supporters around the world.

WWF works to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. WWF carries out climate and nature conservation work, in which urgent or long-term initiatives are needed in order to slow climate change and save endangered plants, animals or entire natural habitats.

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