Johan Kuylenstierna

Johan Kuylenstierna is a geographer, climate expert, and the chair of the Swedish Climate Policy Council. He’s been working on climate related issues for the past 30 years, and it’s taken him from giving lectures at the university, to boardrooms at major companies helping them make sustainable choices, and to the UN working towards a fossil free future. In this episode of the Oracle, Johan talks about the need for collaboration and the importance of a mindset that helps us face our challenges in a hopeful way. Because the way we tell the story also affects our solution to it.

Written by: Johan Kuylenstierna and Navid Bavey
Produced by: Navid Bavey
Sound design by: Viktor Bergdahl
Executive producer: Sandra Charléz
Photo: Thorleif Robertsson / SEI

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