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Photography by Mattias Klum
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Borneo Tebaran - Photography by Mattias Klum
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Borneo´s rainforest - Photography by Mattias Klum
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Darwin - Early morning view of bromelia leaves and waterfall in the rainforest in Iguazu, Argentina. Photography by Mattias Klum
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Big World Small Planet

Last evening we marked the launch of the book “Big World Small Planet” by Professor Johan Rockström and Dr Mattias Klum. This is a great narrative of world growth within Earth’s limits that really opens our eyes. It shows that the crisis is global and urgent.

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Nicola Clase, Fen Coles, Michael Rosen

Ambassador Nicola Clase, Ms Fen Coles of Letterbox, Professor Michael Rosen, author
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Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA)

The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) is the world’s largest award for children’s and young adult literature and was founded by the Swedish government in 2002.Today we organized a breakfast at the residence to highlight the ALMA Award and to talk about trends in children’s literature.

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Ambassador Nicola Clase and Lord John Prescott https://twitter.com/XFactorSofa
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Zero Energy Bills

Most people dream about having zero energy bills. Subsequently the market for energy efficient housing keeps growing. During a visit to the The Ideal Home Show I toured The Future Proof Home built by Trivselhus by Esh.

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Women and children wait in line to collect UNHCR aid supplies at the Kabara transit centre for IDPs in Dollow, southwestern Somalia near the Kenya and Ethiopian border on August 30, 2011 during a UNHCR delegation visit in drought and famine stricken southern Somalia.
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The important role of midwives

Infant mortality rate has decreased significantly over the last two decades, but it is still far too high. In 2013 more than 4.6 million infants died before the age of one. In Afghanistan and Chad thirteen per cent of infants born die within the first year.

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Mr Dan Sten Olsson, CEO Stena
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Biggest fleet between Britain and Ireland

Yesterday’s events brought me on a short trip to Dublin where Stena Line officially launched a new ferry on its Holyhead-Dublin route at Dublin Port.

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BioWales 2015 and cooperation with Sweden

BioWales has quickly become a flagship event where international speakers and industry experts gather to discuss opportunities for businesses and organisations within the life sciences sector. I was very pleased to have been invited and was honoured to speak at the BioWales 2015 gala dinner.

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Mikael Damberg Swedish Minister for Enterprise and Innovation in London

Yesterday Mikael Damberg, the Swedish Minister for Enterprise and Innovation visited London for talks with his colleague Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills. The talks centered on the creation of a connected digital single market and TTIP i.e. the trade agreement that is being negotiated between the European Union and the United…

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Exciting Nordic Sculpture

The other evening I was delighted to open SKULPTUR, an exhilarating exhibition of contemporary sculpture from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. This is the first time ever that London hosts a large scale group exhibition focusing entirely on Nordic sculpture.

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Professor Jörgen Larsson

Professor Jörgen Larsson
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Challenges and Changes in Cancer Care

Yesterday the embassy hosted a seminar on “Visualising the Future of Cancer Care” where challenges and changes in cancer care were at the center of discussions. The event was co-hosted with Business Sweden.

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Photo: Odd Andersen/TT
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Telling for the future

January 27 is the day the world recognizes as Holocaust Memorial Day.  This year the day also marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. This was a day when we were painfully reminded of the atrocities committed during World War II.

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