The SLOW LIFE Symposium is held by The Soneva Foundation and convenes business leaders, scientists, NGOs, renowned thinkers and policy makers to help accelerate progress towards environmental sustainability.
It takes place on Koh Kood, Thailand, on the 17th - 22nd of November.
The Symposium is an intimate event thatconvenes people with purpose: each and every participant is there because they are committed to positive change that is also good for business.
The 2016 SLOW LIFE Symposium will use the planetary boundaries to guide individuals, organisations and agencies through transformations the world has agreed to in 2015 – the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We will explore how we can become more resilient and more confident in our long-term planning and how the planetary boundaries can help foundations, international agencies and businesses direct their funds and their strategies for more precise and scalable impact.
Today Mattias Klum and Ola Högberg are in the archipelago outside of Stockholm shooting the last shots for the upcoming documentary about the Baltic Sea which is due for release this spring.
The U.S. premiere for Vamizi - Cradle of Coral is around the corner! At the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival on the 22nd of October in New York. Get your tickets now and stay tuned for more festivals!
Photo: Iris Alexandrov
Today Mattias is in Sundsvall to begin the project called The Water Journey (Vattenresan) in collaboration with Svenskt Vatten! Mattias will travel around Sweden's 21 counties to photograph important lakes and streams during one year that will result in a book. Besides meeting the press at each stop, he will have small "workshops" where anyone is welcome to attend, ask questions and briefly watch him work. Follow @vattenresan on instagram to see some behind the scenes and where he is off to next!
Mattias held a lecture in Luleå yesterday about some of the environmental challenges we stand before. Mattias and Iris photographed and filmed for several projects - one being the documentary about the Baltic Sea, in collaboration with Baltic2020, which will air in Sweden this coming spring. They also stopped by the local radio channel for a quick interview. (Only in Swedish)
Mattias is one of 12 people to help decide this years award for "Swedish Hero". The award goes to someone who has done something extraordinary courageous the past year. The ceremony is broadcasted on TV4. The other jury members are: Peter Forsberg, Malena Ernman, Anja Pärson, Eva Hamilton, Mark Levengood, William Spetz, Ingvar Carlsson, Silvana Imam, Özz Nüjen, Anders Bagge and Magdalena Graaf.
SPIRIT OF THE WILD - Through the Eyes of Mattias Klum opens tomorrow on the 16th of September in Washington, D.C. Be sure to check it out if you are in town!
Saturdays & Sundays 12 pm – 5 pm
FREE admission and guide on site.
The exhibition will be on display in House of Sweden until December, 2016.
Mattias will speak at the inauguration of the exhibition "Winners and Losers in Sweden's Nature" at The Swedish Museum of Natural History tonight between 16.00 - 19.00. There will be a seminar and panel discussion about the health of Sweden's nature. Prince Carl Philip is also there, to cut the ceremonial ribbon.
The film Vamizi - Cradle of Coral was screened at the convention center of IUCN's World Conservation Congress in Hawaii. Dr. Sylvia Earle was one of many distinguished guests.