Attendance at Seminar "Climate and the SDGs"
On Monday, 1 April, following her visit to Mind Association in Stockholm, Crown Princess Victoria attended a policy seminar titled “Climate and the SDGs”.
This seminar, was cohosted by the Stockholm Environment Institute and the New Zealand Embassy in Sweden and was held in the presence of the Crown Princess, Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation Peter Eriksson, and Ms Helen Clark. Ms Clark was the Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1998 to 2008 and was the first woman to lead the United Nations Development Program between 2009 and 2017.
The seminar was opened with a welcome by Dr Åsa Persson, Deputy Director Stockholm Environment Institute and HE Ambassador Andrew Jenks, New Zealand Embassy. In the opening remarks the Ambassador invited the Crown Princess and Minister to New Zealand to see the Pacific Islanders and the struggles they face with climate change. Following this welcome, Peter Eriksson gave the opening remarks.
The highlight of the seminar was the speech by Ms Helen Clark followed by policy dialogue with Ms Clark in addition to Ms Karin Isaksson, Senior Policy Specialist Environment and Climate, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), Ms Inger Buxton, Deputy Head of Department, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Dr Åsa Persson, Deputy Director, Stockholm Environment Institute and moderated by Mr Robert Watt, Communications Director, Stockholm Environment Institute. The entire seminar can be viewed on SEI’s youtube channel.
The Crown Princess is one of the 17 appointed ambassadors for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Advocacy Group . The group's task is to promote the UN's goals for sustainable development, Agenda 2030 in various ways. The Crown Princess has focused her role in this position on sustainability, marine and fisheries issues- something we have seen with her participation in the Keystone Dialogues over the past few years.
For this visit, Crown Princess Victoria stayed in the outfit she wore in the morning for her visit to Mind. She wore her Tiger of Sweden Molena Blazer and Blossom Trousers paired with a white blouse. She debuted a new pair of af Klingberg Rakel boots in Taupe (she owns them in Camel and Black). She finished the look with her Misst Jewellery Roxy earrings in Agate and Amethyst and for the seminar she added her Christina Christersdotter Savanna bag.