Line Gordon

Director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University

Food Planet Prize Jury Member Line Gordon is the Director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University. Professor Gordon was awarded the Curt Bergfors Foundation Professorship in Sustainability Science with a  Focus on Sustainable Food Systems in February  2021. Her transdisciplinary research addresses food and water as entry points to a more sustainable and resilient biosphere. She is also a board member at the EAT Foundation.

Q: What do you see as the most pressing issue(s) in reshaping the global food system?

Right now, food is at the heart of multiple crises the world is facing, including the Covid-19-pandemic, the global geopolitical tensions accelerated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and the climate emergency. Focusing on ensuring the accessibility of healthy and sustainable diets for all is more important than ever.

Q: What would you like to achieve by being a member of the Food Planet Prize Jury?

I would like to instill hope in people. The current environmental crisis can be overwhelming, and, at times, people lose hope. By finding and awarding innovative solutions that can support healthier people and a thriving biosphere, the Food Planet Prize helps illustrate that a sustainable future is possible. As a Jury Member, I get exposed to a range of brilliant initiatives, and the intense discussions in the Jury help me and all other Jurors not only pick the most promising idea but also enrich own our knowledge. We then further spread that knowledge through our respective channels as we continue to work on finding viable pathways forward.

Q: What unique experiences or knowledge do you bring to the Jury?

I bring an in-depth scientific understanding of the role food plays in biosphere resilience and sustainability, as well as a rich experience of transdisciplinary work, i.e. insights on how to collaborate across academic disciplines and with society at large, for maximum impact.

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