Professor Carl Folke is Director of the Beijer Institute of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and Founder and Chair of the Board of the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University. His research on the resilience of people and nature, show how progress, prosperity and wellbeing will benefit from reconnecting development to the biosphere. Carl has a long record of science, policy, and practice collaboration and is engaged in the arts-science interface. Books include Investing in Natural Capital (1994), Biodiversity Loss (1995), Navigating Social-Ecological Systems (2003), Principles of Ecosystem Stewardship (2009), and Water Resilience for Human Prosperity (2014). Awards include the Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences, the Oceanographic Institute of Monaco’s Grand Medal Albert I in Science, the Gunnerus Sustainability Science Award, and the Planet and Humanity Medal. Carl is elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.