Book launch and exhibition in Rio de Janeiro

Israel Klabin, Johan Rockström, Mattias Klum and Achim Steiner during book launch in Rio de Janeiro.

Israel Klabin, Johan Rockström, Mattias Klum and Achim Steiner during book launch in Rio de Janeiro.

In context of the High-Level Dialogue on Global Sustainability in Rio de Janeiro the book and the exhibition The Human Quest, was successfully launched to world Leading scientists, Policy makers and H.R.H. King Carl XVI Gustaf and H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden. The High-Level Dialogue was organized by The Brazilian Foundation for Sustainable Development and the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Global Sustainability.

In Rio 1992 one of the main organizers of the UN Conference on the Environment was the Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Mr Israel Klabin now President of The Brazilian Foundation for Sustainable Development and honorable host for the evening.

The authors Johan Rockström and Mattias Klum presented the book together with Niclas Kjellström-Matseke, CEO of the Swedish Postcode Lottery. The Swedish Postcode Lottery is the main supporter to the book and the exhibition.

Nobel Laureates, members of the UN Secretary General’s High-level Panel on Global Sustainability, The Elders and various stakeholders incl. Mattias Klum developed a science-based Declaration on global sustainability that was launched on 18 June and presented to the Heads of State and Government on 21 June.