Mattias will participate and speak at the Baltic Sea convention at Uppsala Castle tomorrow, hosted by Uppsala County Governor Peter Egardt. The conference is a collaboration between the two counties Uppsala and Åland, about EU's strategy for sustainable development around the Baltic Sea.
The Swedish Water & Wastewater Association is hosting a convention together with Kretslopp och vatten, Göteborgs Stad, in Gothenburg to discuss our national use of water and how to make it more sustainable. They also aim to educate and inspire people to care more about this life-sustaining substance that we have so much of, but sometimes take for granted. Mattias will be on stage, celebrating water in all its forms, on Wednesday May 11, 15.30 - 16.30 at Svenska Mässan.
Mattias is speaking at the VIP-inaguration in Värtahamnen in Stockholm where Fortum has built a new renewable energy plant. Fortum is working towards producing 100% renewable energy and strive to make cities around the world more sustainable and clean. The new plant will reduce the use of fossil fuels in their original plant which will save Stockholm from 126 000 tonnes of carbon dioxide pollution a year. That is about as much as one months worth of traffic in the capital.
The Swedish Water & Wastewater Association, SWWA, was set up by the municipalities in 1962 to assist with technical, economic and administrative issues and to represent the interests of the municipalities in negotiations with authorities and other organisations on regulations. Mattias and SWWA will work together to educate and raise awareness of the value of water and the need for long term sustainable solutions.
Mattias and Prof. Johan Rockström were at House of Sweden last week and held a lecture on the topics of their latest book, Big World Small Planet. They were also part of a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Andrew Steer, President & CEO of the World Resources Institute, regarding how we should approach our responsibilities after the climate agreement signed in Paris last year.
Mattias celebrates 25 years as a National Geographic photographer this year and the Scandinavian issues of this months National Geographic honors that in both a cover from Mattias and an exlusive interview with him.
Mattias has been appointed an honorable assignment from The Government of Sweden together with six others, to support and stimulate Sweden's implementation of UN's 2030 Agenda for sustainable development. The Chair and members of the delegation together have a wide range of skills and experience. Issues they have worked on include human rights, CSR, culture, the environment, local government, public authorities, business, civil society, research and international development work.
Mattias next trip with Äventyrsresor was sold out so they added another week! Tickets can be found here.
The trip is in November and the destination is Zimbabwe. 13 days of different safaris, lectures and photography workshops.