Through dialogue, acting, music and film, the show charts Sweden’s environmental journey through four decades and into the future, from an awakening in the 1970’s to today’s global climate conferences. The show asks the question, what can be done when the world needs more action but too little is being taken?
Photographer Mattias Klum, artist Sofia Jannok, Sweden’s former environmental minister Birgitta Dahl, and scientist Johan Rockström are some of those who will perform in the play. SEI Executive Director Johan L. Kuylenstierna and Actress Lena Endre will share the role of Master of Ceremonies.
Kuylenstierna said, “We have to cooperate across sectors to be able to handle the challenges of climate change and the severe pressures on the planet’s ecosystems. Today, there is a need to break out of narrow thinking. Both the head and the heart must be touched to encourage people to make the leap from insight to action, and it is high time to break down barriers and find meeting places that bring together science, politics, the private sector and the arts.”
Some of Sweden’s leading research institutes and environmental organizations are behind the initiative. “För miljön i tiden” is a cooperation between The Royal Dramatic Theatre, The Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry (KSLA), Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), Stockholm Resilience Centre, and The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), and is supported by Svenska Postkodlotteriet.