Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Professor in Earth System Science at the University of Potsdam
Johan Rockström is an internationally renowned scientist known for his work on global sustainability. He helped lead a team of scientists that presented the planetary boundaries framework, which has been embraced as an approach to sustainable development and has since been used to help guide governments, international organizations, NGOs, and companies considering sustainable development. Before focusing on the planetary scale, Dr. Rockström's research focused on water resources and building resilience in water-scarce regions. He co-chaired the EAT-Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems, published in 2019, and he is co-chair of Future Earth and the Earth Commission. Dr. Rockström also acts as chair of the advisory board for the EAT Foundation, a network that integrates knowledge on food, health, and sustainability to work towards providing environmental limits for healthy diets of the growing global population.