FN:s klimattoppmöte COP26 närmar sig och förväntningarna är stora på vad världens ledare och dess förhandlingsteam ska kunna åstadkomma. Vad kommer att ske i Glasgow – och kommer mötet att lyckas? Klicka på länken för att lyssna till Omvärldens podden med Mikael Karlsson. Läs mer om klimatledarskap och COP26 här....

Mikael Karlsson, Isabel Baudish, Jens Ergon and Daniel Lindvall are gearing up for an intense few weeks at COP26 in Glasgow for the first two weeks of November. They are joined by members of the Uppsala University delegation, listed below, to follow the negotiations and push for more focus on the issues of governance, societal transformation and climate denial. While at COP26 in Glasgow we will be reporting back regularly on the key activities fr...

"The risk is clear: within ten years we will pass the Paris Agreement's goal of a 1.5 degree temperature rise." Translation of Mikael Karlsson's comments on the IPCC report. Originally written by Malin Eivergård, head of communications at Geo, in Swedish. Available here: https://www.geo.uu.se/news/?tarContentId=965810...

Klimatkrisen, omställningen och ”lömska” problem
Government / 21 October 2021

Daniel Lindvall skriver om klimatkrisen, omställningen och lömskla problem för Mänsklig säkerhet. FN:s klimatpanel har sedan 1990 rapporterat om allvarliga konsekvenser som kan följa av global uppvärmning och framhållit vikten av minskade utsläpp. Att det idag görs för lite beror både på aktivt motstånd och att problemen är mångfacetterade och komplexa, rent av ”lömska”. Men komplexiteten får inte hindra nödvändi...

Artikel om framtida generationers rättigheter
Futures , Government / 21 October 2021

Daniel Lindvall, forskare i Klimatledarskap, har skrivit artikeln Demokratin inför klimatkrisen. Kan framtida generationers fri- och rättigheter säkras?, för kommitten Demokratin 100 års framåtblickande antologi om Sveriges demokrati och dess olika aspekter. Läs artikeln här Artikeln beskriver hur demokratins fortlevnad är nära förbunden med dess förmåga att snabbt få ner utsläppen av växthusgaser och att han[1]tera olik...

Mikael Karlsson i podden om COP26
Climate Conference , Government / 21 October 2021

FN:s klimattoppmöte COP26 närmar sig och förväntningarna är stora på vad världens ledare och dess förhandlingsteam ska kunna åstadkomma. Vad kommer att ske i Glasgow – och kommer mötet att lyckas? Klicka på länken för att lyssna till Omvärldens podden med Mikael Karlsson. Läs mer om klimatledarskap och COP26 här....

Democracy and the Challenges of Climate Change
Climate Justice , Government , Talks / 20 October 2021

Daniel Lindvall, researcher at Climate Change Leadership, is today publishing the Discussion paper Democracy and the Challenges of Climate Change, for International IDEA. You can read the full paper here. The paper discussed correlation between climate change and democratic development. Certain climate consequences, as for example scarcity of food or rising food prices, are known to lead to social unrest and political instability a...

Climate Change Leadership at COP26
Climate Conference / 20 October 2021

Mikael Karlsson, Isabel Baudish, Jens Ergon and Daniel Lindvall are gearing up for an intense few weeks at COP26 in Glasgow for the first two weeks of November. They are joined by members of the Uppsala University delegation, listed below, to follow the negotiations and push for more focus on the issues of governance, societal transformation and climate denial. While at COP26 in Glasgow we will be reporting back regularly on the key act...

Climate, Covid and the Global Care Crisis
Just Transition , Stefania Barca / 7 September 2021

To mark the start of the Autumn 2021 semester, fourth Zennström Professor in Climate Change Leadership Stefania Barca delivered the CEMUS start up lecture to a collection of students both in person and online. You can watch a recording of the talk, ‘Climate, Covid and the Global Care Crisis – New Pathways to a Just Transition,’ below. Former MSc in Sustainable Development student Juliane Höhle made a graphic recordin...

Mikael Karlsson comments on IPCC Report
Climate Conference , Government / 17 August 2021

"The risk is clear: within ten years we will pass the Paris Agreement's goal of a 1.5 degree temperature rise." Translation of Mikael Karlsson's comments on the IPCC report. Originally written by Malin Eivergård, head of communications at Geo, in Swedish. Available here: https://www.geo.uu.se/news/?tarContentId=965810...

Forces of Reproduction

In her book Forces of Reproduction: Notes for a Counter-Hegemonic Anthropocene (2020), Stefania Barca, drawing on a materialist ecofeminist analysis of the world, proposes a counter-narrative to the hegemonic one around the Anthropocene. She questions the exclusionary and normative character of the dominant narrative and, thus, she challenges the very foundations of capitalist/industrial modernity. In doing so, by bringing forward a nar...

CO2 Budget Conference 2021
Carbon budgets , Kevin Anderson / 11 June 2021

This year Climate Change Leadership was glad to co-host the conference with KlimatSekretariat and KlimatRikstag as organising partners together with Fackförbundet Vision. The conference this year was a 3-day digital format, bringing together researchers, students, the public sector, civil society and others to explore the science and politics of climate change mitigation. This marked the second carbon budgets conference to be held...

Remembering Maria and Zé Cláudio : Earth Defenders from Amazonia, 10 Years On

(Photo credit: Felipe Milanez, 2010) On May 24, 2011, Maria do Espirito Santo and Zé Cláudio Ribeiro da Silva, nut collectors and members of the agroforestry project (Projeto Agro-Extractivista, PAE) of Praialta Piranheira in the Brazilian Amazon, were brutally murdered as a consequence of their engagement in protecting the forest from illegal logging and timber trafficking. Making their lives out of a non-exploitative and regenerativ...

Weaving, guts and darkness

This text is a part of a travelling conversation Response to Keri’s letter Reading your reflection makes me think a lot of Vanessa and colleagues’ Bricks and Threads cartography; the bricks and threads stand for a set of ways of being, the bricks representing fixed forms, linear time (‘things move forward’), and self-worth depends on external validation; threads emphasize shape-shifting, layered time, everything is living, and s...

Working with impossibility

This text is a part of a travelling conversation Today, talking with a dear friend and close collaborator, we were discussing how the hell to work and what it means to try to work as an academic when faced with the all encompassing shitshow that is our current planetary situation – not just the pandemic, but the sheer unholy mess that is our economic, ecological, spiritually impoverished condition. Just having the conversation helped ...

Encounters in Pandemic academia

This text is a part of a travelling conversation Throughout this pandemic we have focused on what’s changing. But we should also notice what conspicuously hasn’t. The parts of our social lives that were already aligned with the apparent ‘new normal’. Academic cultures vary. But the one I find myself in can feel as if it is a set of social arrangements in which people try to avoid getting close to each other, as if scared of what...

World-making conversations

This text is a part of a travelling conversation Everything is a conversation, and it is the world we inhabit. – Tim Ingold Outside my window, the day has begun. Sun reaching above the rooftops, attempting to burn through the hazy, diffuse clouds covering the vaulted sky this morning. In the distance, fir-trees dancing happily in the wind. A greeting from the edge of the forest. I’m starting my second cup of Darjeeling & Earl Gr...