Chaired by His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, the Royal Colloquium gathered 25 invited experts on the environment to discuss the realities facing humanity and options for the future. ”It is all about us” Humanity is in a new terrain. We have impressively expanded the scale and scope of the human enterprise on Earth and accelerated into a globally connected but also fragmented world operating throughout the planet at a pace never before witnessed. Humanity has become a significant force in shaping the dynamics of planet Earth in general and its biosphere – the thin layer of life around Earth – in particular. In the name of progress we seem to have lost sight of the inherent interdependence of humans and the biosphere.
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