Published: 05-05-2022 16:16 | Updated: 06-05-2022 09:42

KI employees and students participated in global climate manifestation

Photographer: Toya Westberg, Researchers Desk Vice President Anders Gustafsson, Mats J Olsson, Head of Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Shervin Shahnavaz (researcher Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Vice Chair KI Council for Environment and Sustainable Development), Dorien Beeres (research assistant, Department of Global Public Health) and Ester Gubi (PhD Department of Global Public Health).

On 25 March, Fridays for Future organised climate demonstrations around the world, to raise awareness of the climate crisis among the public and policy makers. Together with the Researchers' Desk, KI employees, PhD students and students showed their support for the climate.

In Stockholm, hundreds of people participated, and from KI members of the Climate Network participated together with Vice-President Anders Gustafsson and Professor Mats J Olsson, Head of Department of Clinical Neuroscience. By joining the demonstration, KI employees expressed their support for Greta Thunberg and the climate movement's fight to reach the Paris Agreement's goals.

According to the WHO, there is a very strong case for curbing climate change from a health perspective: the climate crisis poses an extreme threat to human health.Taking part in the climate change demonstration is a way of standing up for the health and well-being of future generations.

Mats J Olsson Head of Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Shervin Shahnavaz (researcher CNS, Vice Chair KI Council for Environment and Sustainable Development), Dorien Beeres research assistant, Department of Global Public Health, Sara Falck Jones, PhD Department of Medicine, Solna, Charles Afandi, PhD Department of Medicine, Solna, Marijn Snik, master student Department of Medicine Solna, Julia Svensson, research assistant Department of Medicine, Solna, Ester Gubi, PhD Department of Global Public Health and Amber Dassen, master student, Department of Medicine, Solna. Foto: Toya Westberg