Richard Branson has put together a list of 70 books that he thinks you must read during your life time. Mattias Klum's & Johan Rockstöm's book "Big World Small Planet - Abundance Within Planetary Boundaries" is one of them!
Today Iris and Mattias are on their way to Monaco for an ocean conference that Mattias will speak at.
In the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and H.R.H. Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, Monaco and Sweden are organizing a follow-up event to the UN Ocean Conference in New York, in Monaco on the 12th and 13th October. Our countries will move from words to action in facilitating the exchange of experiences and knowhow in dealing with the preservation of our oceans. The conference will focus on science, business as well as cultural activities, highlighting the links between Sweden and Monaco.
Iris and Mattias have the past week been working together with sound designer Ola Eliasson for our upcoming documentary about the Baltic Sea. Not long now until it is finished!
The Almedalen Week (Almedalsveckan, also known as Politikerveckan i Almedalen) is an annual event taking place in week 27 in and around Almedalen, a park in the city of Visby on the Swedish island Gotland.
With speeches, seminars and other political activities, it is considered to be the most important forum in Swedish politics. During the week, representatives from the major political parties in Sweden take turns to make speeches in Almedalen.
Mattias and Iris are at the Golden Nymph Award Ceremony in Monaco this evening. Our documentary "Vamizi - Cradle of Coral" is nominated for the Prince Rainier III Special Prize. This Special Prize was created by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, in honour of Prince Rainier III, founder of the Festival. This prize is awarded to the best programme dealing with nature conservation, the environment, the protection of threatened fauna and flora and the fight against pollution. Fingers crossed!!