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POLICY DIALOGUE APRIL 17

The last day of the Conference was devoted to a High Level Policy Dialogue on the implications of resilience science for the development of policy, at scales from local to international. The dialogue was organised by Stockholm Resilience Centre in collaboration with the International Commission on Climate Change and Development, launched by the Swedish Government.


Panel members during the Policy Dialogue plenary discussion (from left): Anders Wijkman, Maria Wetterstrand, Johan Rockström, Siv Näslund and Bo Ekman. Photo: R.Kautsky/Azote

The scale and speed of human actions have expanded into a global interdependent society that shapes the biosphere at all scales, reflected in climate change, the loss of ecosystem services and vulnerable regions. How can prosperous pathways of societal development be stimulated to emerge in the light of these challenges? This was the topic that senior policy representatives from government, business and other major actors discussed together with representatives from the science conference.

Round Table Discussions and High Level Panel
The Policy Dialogue was an all day event that took place in Aula Magna, the official grand lecture hall of Stockholm University. The morning session was devoted to a number of Round Table Discussions with conference participants, including one High Level Round Table to which a few selected experts were invited, representing government, business, research, civil society and media. Key questions were: How can we direct change? Must we learn to start expecting the unexpected?

The outcome of the Round Table discussions were later presented and debated during an afternoon High Level Panel discussion, together with a large general audience.

Download the summary from the Policy Day (click on the image below).




For further information please contact:
Henrik Österblom, Ph.D.
Policy Officer
Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University
Phone: +46 8 674 76 64
Mail to Henrik Österblom



For further information contact Christina Leijonhufvud, info@resilience2008.org       Produced by albaeco.com and elshape.com