A sustainable development of the Baltic region calls for cooperation between academia, the busines sector and policy-makers. As science communicator and project manager I work as a link between these and other stakeholders, building bridges between research and decision-making, the business sector and NGOs.
In the Baltic Eye I am the leader for the new initiative Baltic Sea Future - innovation, vision and leadership for a sustainable Baltic Sea region on behalf of Stockholm University, the City of Stockholm and the Sustainable Seas Initiative. Baltic Sea Future, which will premiere 6-7 March 2017, aims to provide a platform for local and regional decision makers in the Baltic Sea Region to cooperate towards achieving the Agenda2030 and fulfilling the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It will provide the region's 1500 municipalities, researchers and business sector, as well as national and international policy makers, NGOs and investors a platform to acquire and exchange knowledge, motivation and tools. Together we can create and sustain economic and environmental benefits while safeguarding the wellbeing of people and our ecosystems.
I have a M.Sc in marine ecology, and since 2004 I have worked with transdisciplinary environmental issues and sustainable development through research, communication and project management. I have done this at e.g. the Stockholm Resilience Centre, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Baltic Nest Institute and in research projects commissioned by the EU Commission, the Swedish Ministry of Environment, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, as well as different Swedish municipalities and country administrative boards. For a number of years I was also responsible for the course “Perspectives on Sustainable Development” (Världens eko) at Stockholm University.