Friday Evening April 14th
Isabella Lövin is a former spokeswoman for the Green Party, member of the European Parliament, minister for aid, minister for the environment and climate and deputy prime minister.
She is a trained journalist and has worked for a number of magazines as well as at Sveriges Radio. For her debut book Silent Ocean (Tyst hav), she was awarded the Stora journalist prize (2007) in the category Storyteller of the Year and Golden Spade, as well as a number of other awards. The book was released in Japanese and English. For her efforts for the oceans, she has been named an honorary doctorate at the Swedish University of Agriculture and at the World Maritime University. She left politics in 2021 and is now board chairman of the Stockholm Environment Institute, co-chairman of Friends of Ocean Action with secretariat at the World Economic Forum, and since 2022 a columnist for Dagens Industri (one of Swedens biggest newspaper).
After the concert by Zetterqvist she will talk about her newly released book ”the ocean feeling” (Oceankänslan). After more than a decade at the highest political level, Isabella Lövin left her posts in February 2021. The Ocean feeling is her portrayal of the times in politics and the challenges we face.
This evenings public talk will be following a short concert of Bach’s Ciaccona from Partita No. 2 in D minor (approx. 17 minutes) performed by Mats Zetterqvist, soloviolinist.
Tickets to this evening concert & public talk will also be sold separately for those who cannot attend the conference in whole.
"There have been hard years in politics. Above all the years as a minister and spokesperson for the Green Party (Miljöpartiet). The chattering chorus of senselessness and self-interest has eaten away at me. And it has finally made me completely convinced that the best thing I can do with my time on earth right now is not to be a politician, but to tell.”Isabella Lövin
"Isabella Lövin writes her political testament; simultaneously summarizes and problematizes a turbulent period in Swedish political history. The perspective is the whole where every detail, every decision, has a global environmental consequence. Lövin allows herself to be private without becoming emotional, clear and concise, she describes the conditions and inadequacies of politics" BTJ