Johan Rockström

Executive Director, Stockholm Resilience Centre

Johan Rockström is the executive director of Stockholm Resilience Centre. He is a Professor in Environmental Science with emphasis on water resources and global Sustainability at Stockholm University

Rockström is an internationally recognized scientist on global sustainability issues, where he, e.g., led the recent development of the new Planetary Boundaries framework for human development in the current era of rapid global change.

He is a leading scientist on global water resources, and strategies to build resilience in water scarce regions of the world, with more than 15 years experience from applied water research in tropical regions, and more than 100 research publications in fields ranging from applied land and water management to global sustainability.

He serves on several scientific committees and boards, e.g., as the vice-chair of the science advisory board of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact research (PIK) and he was also co-chairing the visioning process on global environmental change of ICSU, the International Council for Science.

Authored Content

  • May 23 2016
    Blog Post First Humanitarian Summit Must Address Causes of Recurring Crises The following post originally appeared on Huffington Post. The first United Nations World Humanitarian Summit takes place among the mosques and minarets of Istanbul today. While long overdue, it will fail to address recurring humanitarian crises. The truth is that the monolithic institutions charged with dealing with these crises—and the thinking that governs these institutions—are […] Johan Rockström, Luca Alinovi