Actions to prevent climate change, species loss, social inequity, and other sustainability challenges are being driven by grassroots movements around the world, often in opposition to the agendas pursued by governments and corporations.

These diverse efforts are the subject of the latest volume in the Worldwatch Institute’s highly regarded State of the World series. Welcome to the launching of the report State of the World 2014: Governing for Sustainability followed by a discussion on sustainability from a grassrot perspective.


I: Governance and Sustainability

08:30 – 09:00 Breakfast is being served

09.00 – 09:30 Governing for Sustainability: The State of the World 2014 Report. Ed Groark, President, Worldwatch Institute (U.S.)

09:30- 09:40 Leadership for Sustainable Cities. Kristina Persson, Founder and Executive Chairman of Global Challenge Think Tank

09:40 – 09:50 Climate Party. Representative from the grassroot movement of “home sales party” to help people change to a sustainable lifestyle

II: Discussion

09:50 – 11:00 Panel discussion (open to questions from the audience)

Ed Groark, President, Worldwatch Institute
Svante Axelsson, General Secretary, Swedish Society for Nature Conservation
Oksana Mont, Professor, Sustainable Consumption
Kristina Persson, Executive Chairman, Global Challenge
Representative Climate Party

Moderator: Eva Krutmeijer