Seminar: Is Sustainability Still Possible?

Worldwatch Institute celebrates the European release of State of the World 2013: Is Sustainability Still Possible?. This year’s edition of Worldwatch's flagship publication aims to create a debate around the issues of sustainability metrics and showcase a way to true sustainability.

Join us on Friday, 26 April 2013, at Sheraton Stockholm Hotel, Tegelbacken 6, for the launch of Worldwatch Institute's annual report, and listen to some very interesting speakers giving talks related to the material in the report.

Breakfast is served 08:30 – 09:00


09:00 From Sustainababble to True Sustainability: State of the World 2013 Report
Robert Engelman, President, Worldwatch Institute (U.S. office)
09:20 Crossing Planetary Boundaries - Today’s Major Challenges
Johan Rockström, Professor in Natural Resource Management, Stockholm Resilience Centre
09:40 Nordic Perspective of the Global Sustainability Challenge
Husamuddin Ahmadzai, Special Advisor, Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO)
09:55 Panel Debate - Getting to True Sustainability
10:30 The End

Moderator: Lena Liljeborg

The seminar aims to address the complexity and challenges of creating a sustainable world while surging a debate of the urgent need for a rapid accommodation of human needs to the capacities of a finite planet.

Some of the key questions addressed are: What is true sustainability? How can progress toward it be measured in atmosphere and climate, fresh water, biodiversity and other systems critical to the prosperity of future generations? How do time and scale influence sustainability? Can the business sector be a driver of sustainability?

Admission is free of charge but registration is required by 22 April, 2013. Please register for the seminar by sending an email to: