Johan Rockström lecture

In 2017 the annual Roland Clift lecture was presented by Professor Johan Rockström of the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University. Professor Rockström's lecture was entitled 'World Development Within Planetary Boundaries’.


Johan Rockström is the director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre and a professor of environmental science at Stockholm University. He helped lead the internationally renowned team of scientists that presented the planetary boundaries framework, first published in 2009, with an update in 2015. The nine planetary boundaries presented in the framework are argued to be fundamental in maintaining a “safe operating space for humanity.” Rockström's work is generally considered to provide a new basis for exploring the science and practice of sustainability.

Take a look at Johan Rockström's 'World Development Within Planetary Boundaries' presentation (PDF).

Johan Rockström lecture

Speaking about his latest research on the planetary boundaries.

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