Johan Rockström is a Professor in Natural Resource Management at Stockholm University, and the
Executive Director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre.
He is an internationally recognized scientist on global sustainability issues and has, for example, led
the recent development of the new Planetary Boundaries framework for human development in the
current era of rapid global change.
Johan is a leading authority on global water resource issues and strategies to build resilience in water
scarce regions of the world. He has more than 15 years experience from applied water research in
tropical regions, and more than 100 research publications in fields ranging from applied land and
water management to global sustainability.
He also serves on several scientific committees and boards, including Vice-Chair of the Science
Advisory Board of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and he chairs the visioning
process on global environmental change of ICSU, the International Council for Science.
Professor Rockström was awarded the title “Swede of the Year” in 2009 for his work on bridging the
science of climate change with policy and society.
Johan was ranked as the most influential person on environmental issues in Sweden 2011.