The National Order of the Legion of Honour (French: Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur) was established by Napoléon Bonaparte more than two centuries ago in order to reward special efforts to serve the French nation, and “foreign citizens who have distinguished themselves by the services they have rendered to France”.

Johan Rockström. Foto TED
Johan Rockström. Foto TED

The Legion of Honour was awarded to Johan Rockström, during a reception at the French Ambassador’s residence in Stockholm, 15 December, by Ambassador Jacques Lapouge. Lapouge has been the French Ambassador to Sweden since 2014. He was Ambassador for climate change negotiations from January 2013 until the summer 2014.

Read more about the award on Stockholm Resilience Center's homepage