The Future Earth Global Hub in Stockholm is based at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
Foundation Future Earth Sweden
c/o THE ROYAL SWEDISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Box 50005, SE-104 05 Stockholm, Sweden
Visit: Lilla Frescativägen 4 A, SE-114 18 Stockholm, Sweden
Phone: +46 8 673 97 71
Stockholm Hub Staff
Global Hub Director, Sweden: Executive Team
Wendy Broadgate leads the activities of the Swedish Hub, focusing on research enabling and communication. She was Deputy Director of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) for 15 years before being appointed director of the The Fisheries Secretariat, based in Stockholm, a non-profit working towards sustainable fisheries in Europe. She is a marine scientist by training but for the majority of her career she has been working in Earth system science, global-change research and at the science-policy interface. At IGBP, Wendy played a key role in the strategic development of the programme, leading its portfolio of marine activities and building international networks in global change research. She was a strategic lead on projects such as ocean acidification, the IGBP great acceleration and the Planet Under Pressure Conference, making an impact in scientific synthesis, the Anthropocene concept and policy engagement. At the Fisheries Secretariat she advocated for a scientific basis for fisheries policies, conducted political analysis, published regular policy briefings and interacted with EU politicians and institutions. Wendy has published scientific papers on the Anthropocene, Earth system science and ocean-atmosphere interactions. She holds a PhD in marine chemistry.
Global Communications Director
Alistair Scrutton spent more than two decades as a foreign correspondent covering wars, elections, Olympic Games and royal weddings across four continents — in between managing to annoy Fidel Castro, Messi and the Dalai Lama with awkward questions. After university, he spent several years as a freelance journalist in Spain and Latin America working for the likes of the FT, Economist, San Francisco Chronicle and the Australian. He then joined Reuters for a 19 year career, first as correspondent in Peru and Buenos Aires before then moving to Washington, DC, as Latin America editor. He switched continents to cover South Asia from New Delhi, reporting on the war in Afghanistan as well as environmental challenges in Bhutan and India. His last assignment before joining Future Earth saw him as head of Nordic and Baltic editorial operations, working on pieces ranging from Greenland's adaption to climate change to the threat of Russia. He holds a Masters Degree in international relations and contemporary war from King’s College, London.
Research Liaison Officer (On Leave)
Erik Pihl is Research Liaison at the Sweden Hub of Future Earth, based at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Erik is an environmental engineer with a doctoral degree in Energy Technology. His research has been focused on decarbonizing the energy system, mainly through optimization of concentrating solar power and biomass energy power plants. As expert on concentrating solar, he has acted as Swedish representative in work for the European Academies Science Advisory Council. His strong technical background is complemented with a diverse set of experiences, such as contributing to marine biological research, local politics, NGOs, and as TEDx speaker.
Finance Director, Sweden
IngMarie Alström is Finance Director at the Sweden Hub of Future Earth, based at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Her Master of Science degree in International Business Administration and Economics combined with further studies of Commercial law builds a solid theoretical base. IngMarie has over twenty years of work experience in accounting, auditing, controlling, reporting and financial management in various positions and organizations (multinational companies, foundations, non-profit organizations). A decade working for PwC as chartered accountant has given her an understanding of balancing strong internal control processes with open trusting relationships in order to develop continuous improvements combined with financially stable operations.
Senior Innovation Fellow
Johan Falk is a leader and entrepreneur in exponential strategies for climate and business and is also Senior Innovation Fellow at Stockholm Resilience Centre 2018 he created and managed the Exponential Climate Action Roadmap and the Exponential Roadmap initiative with Owen Gaffney with a strong consortia of partners. They also published the 12 in 12 via World Economic Forum and was initiating establishment of the Step-up declaration initiative.
Lisa will be substituting Erik Pihl during his parental leave until September 2019. Her main tasks encompass supporting the Earth Commission and liaising with the global research projects Global Carbon Project, Future Earth Coasts and Integrated Marine Biosphere Research, as well as with SDG Labs Africa. Lisa has a background in science communication, journalism and project management, working at the science-policy interface for the Swedish Cancer Society. She also has more than ten years of experience working as a medical journalist and holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Stockholm University. Climate change and other sustainability challenges has always been a strong interest of Lisa’s and since 2018 she holds a MSc in social-ecological resilience from Stockholm Resilience Centre. Her main areas of interest include sustainable lifestyles, transformation and behavioral change, particularly related to food and travelling. Her master thesis was a qualitative interview study on the possibilities of transforming air travel behavior in the face of climate change.
Senior Innovations Fellow
Owen Gaffney is a global sustainability writer and analyst at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Stockholm Resilience Centre. He co-founded the Future Earth Media Lab and he is on the faculty of Singularity University. Owen trained as an astronautic and aeronautic engineer and he is a qualified journalist, filmmaker and writer. For a decade he has worked in Earth system science communication. His work focuses on policy, media and business impact of global sustainability research and visualizing humanity's impact on the planet through concepts such as the Anthropocene and planetary boundaries, and transformation processes. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the BBC and the world’s leading academic journals Science and Nature. His work on visualisations with Felix Pharand Deschenes have been shown at the UN Rio+20 Summit and the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Liaison, Future Earth and European Space Agency
Sophie is based at the European Space Agency Climate Office, near Oxford, UK. She is the liaison between Future Earth and ESA on Earth observations to support the aims of Future Earth. Sophie comes to Future Earth from the National Centre for Earth Observation at the University of Leicester, where she was coordinating UK representation at the major international initiatives the Group on Earth Observations and the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites. Her research interests are in using land surface temperature datasets to evaluate coupled climate models, and in setting up 'in-situ' sites for measuring land surface temperature. She has a background in physics and science communication.
Administration & Finance, Sweden
Susanna Dobrota is the administration lead at the Sweden Hub of Future Earth where her responsibilities encompass accounting, event coordination and executive assistance. Susanna has a long background in administration and finance, working for companies within diverse sectors, which has given her valuable insights in setting up operational frameworks and fine-tuning management processes. In more recent years, she has also been involved in the sustainability work of various NGO’s and has a keen interest in international relations as well as in the structures and driving forces behind global environmental and social change. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Latin American studies and a Master’s degree in globalization, environment and social change, both from Stockholm University.
Communications and Administrative Officer, Sweden
After 10+ years in international business operations in Sweden and Spain, Therese is supporting the work within Communications, Finance, HR and Admin at Future Earth. Therese has a Master of Science in Business Administration and Economics from Stockholm University combined with later studies in child rights and social and political movements. She is engaged in the non-profit sector since a few years as board member for an NGO promoting education and social development in Peru.