HRH The Prince of Wales visited Stockholm Resilience Centre on Friday 23 March. Photo: University Hospital Birmingham/Flickr
HRH The Prince of Wales visited Stockholm Resilience Centre on Friday 23 March.
 

 

At the request of HRH The Prince of Wales, the Centre, together with Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), hosted a one-hour visit on Friday 23 March. Together with HM Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, The Prince of Wales received an introduction to central aspects of the research conducted at the centre.

The visit commenced with a presentation of SEI's research on household energy in developing countries. SEI researcher Fiona Lambe demonstrated the use of an ethanol fuelled cooking stove which reduces environmentally harmful fuelwood consumption and improve health by reducing indoor smoke.

Lamb's presentation was followed by a round table discussion on energy and food security. Three short presentations set the scene and seeded further discussions: Sarah Cornell from the centre presented the Planetary Boundaries concept; Henrik Österblom presented research on the Baltic Sea and a visualization of its future, while Louise Karlberg (SEI) presented issues related to water, energy and food security.

Participants in the round table discussion will include Centre Director Johan Rockström, Science Director Carl Folke, Ben Moxham (the UK Prime Minister's Advisor on Climate and Energy), Jan Agri (DeLaval), Erik Brandsma (Vattenfall), Måns Nilsson (SEI) and Justin Mundy (HRH Prince of Wales' advisor on sustainability).

More information:

www.stockholmresilience.org