Through powerful images and the latest scientific insights on global sustainability, centre director Johan Rockström and photographer Mattias Klum launched the book The Human Quest during the Rio+20 conference in 2012.

Book launch

The Human Quest launch during Rio+20

Book integrates latest scientific insights with stunning images of nature

Launched during the High level dialogue on global sustainability at Rio+20 the book serves as an inspiration and guide for action as humankind faces a turning point in our history and the state of the Earth.

"Over the past 50 years, our unsustainable ways of living have begun to put massive pressure on the planetary processes that support our well-being and economic development. The Human Quest tells how by integrating the latest scientific insights with the power of images," says centre director Johan Rockström.


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