Transitions to Low Carbon Living

Author: lailamendy (Page 1 of 2)

Starting with the Masters Narrative

Last week Stefania Barca, Zennström Professor in Climate Change Leadership at Uppsala University gave a talk at Uppsala Klimatveckan 2021, which set the stage for the next 15 months of her professorship. The topic was on the Anthropocene and drawing out the masters narrative of such a concept. From this starting point, the arguments to decolonise climate change leadership compel us to reflect upon the assumptions and narratives that frame our ways of understanding and engaging with the world. You can watch the full talk below.

This talk invited members of the public to work through this challenge with us: how can we consider the ways in which we approach the decolonising challenge? What are the core assumptions we carry with us in our methods of engagement? How to we recognise these and counter (or work through) them?

We will shortly release a statement that responds more fully to the questions we were given by Uppsalabo, along with further resources we find helpful. Please check back here shortly.


If you are interested in getting involved with this process, please do reach out to us. We are eager to learn from your ideas!

To read more about Stefania Barca’s approach to Climate Change Leadership we encourage you to read her statement on Just Transition.

Remembering Berta Cáceres

This International Women’s Day we remembered Berta Cáceres, Indigenous leader and environmental defender from the Lenca people of Honduras. Berta’s murder on March 2nd 2016 was directly associated with her campaign in the defence of the Gualcarque river, the site of a proposed dam in Lenca territory.

In her first public event as Zennström Professor Stefania held a conversation with Berta’s daughter, Bertha Zuñiga, in order to understand how her work lives on and the continued struggle for justice in the region. We were very grateful to Bertha for taking the time to speak to us so openly.

Many thanks also go to Grettel Navas, Azucena Moran and Katia Lara for their support with this event.

Watch the video from the webinar. The video is a mixture of Spanish and English.

You can also read the English and Spanish transcripts here. Thank you to María Florencia Langa for transcription and translation.

Photo : Goldman Environmental Prize (2015) 

This tragedy of Berta’s murder is not in isolation. In 2019 alone, it is estimated that over 200 environmental defenders were killed as a consequence of their commitment to protect the environment and indigenous lands. Indigenous leaders and Indigenous women leaders in particular have been at the forefront of this struggle. How can we make sense of the violence against these earth defenders in a time when their work is all the more relevant to climate and ecological politics? What can we learn, from their stories, about the post-carbon transition?

The following materials are also recommended to learn more about environmental defenders and their critical leadership.
https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/…/case-history-berta…
https://www.globalwitness.org/…/environmental-activists/
https://www.versobooks.com/…/3180-who-killed-berta-caceres

You can also follow the conversation and demand for justice at #JusticeForBerta and #5AñosJuntoABerta.

Stefania Barca, Zennström Professor in Climate Change Leadership

We are so pleased to announce the arrival of our fourth professor in Climate Change Leadership: Stefania Barca.

Stefania Barca, Zennström Professor in Climate Change Leadership Foto Mikael Wallerstedt

Stefania Barca is a scholar in Environmental History from Coimbra University. With a particular focus on social movements and Just Transition, Stefania will be bringing diverse and highly engaged networks from the Global South into dialogue with European environmental and workers rights organisations to work through the tricky questions of a Just Transition.

Her professorship begins with a series of conversations in Uppsala in relation to climate fiction, the arts and films. These explore the different methods and messages that can emerge from creative and participatory conversations. Her professorship will culminate in a conference on Just Transition in spring 2022.

You can read more about her background and planned activities here.

Läs mer om Stefania här (på svenska).

CCL Welcomes Mikael Karlsson!

We are pleased and excited to announce that we will soon be working with a new senior lecturer in climate change leadership, Mikael Karlsson. Mikael will be joining us to lead our research activities from March 15. He will also be working with education at CEMUS and NRHU.

Här kan man läsa mer om Mikael i en intervju med Malin Eivergård, Geocentrum (på svenska).

You can read more about Mikael in the translation of the interview with Malin Eivergård, Department of Earth Sciences here (in english).

Follow Mikael on twitter for more

The Campus Garden

As the climate impact and health threats associated with industrial food systems grow ever stronger, demand for local and sustainable food systems also grows. The Campus Food Garden is a student designed and led project, building an on-campus urban garden in unused and vacant spaces of Uppsala University campus. Funded by the Uppsala University Climate Pot and CCL, the initiative aims to explore the potential for local and sustainable food production system in reducing Uppsala University’s climate impact.

Visit The Campus Garden’s Facebook page for regular updates and to find out how you can get involved, or connect with project leaders and Uppsala University students Otilia and Sagnik. They are encouraging all growers – old or new, staff, student of Uppsalabo – to come and join in with them.

You can also read more about them on Uppsala University’s student magazine, ERGO.

New report calls for the radical restructuring of universities in era of climate change

What is required of universities in face of climate change? Read the new HEPI report by Keri Facer to find out!

Zennström Professor Keri Facer has called for the radical restructuring of Higher education and universities in response to climate change. You can read more on the website of the Higher Education Policy Institute. Or download the report here:


For more explorations and discussions regarding the role of the university in a changing climate, explore our work here.

The Non-Human Animal: Negotiating Bio Relations

In this report you can read about the 2019 collaboration between Zennström Climate Change Leadership at Uppsala University and the Uppsala Art Museum. Some of the ideas and findings from this report are elaborated upon in a forthcoming publication.

This report is written in English.


Några ord från Kuratorn, Rebecka Wigh Abrahamsson, Uppsala Art Museum

En rapport om samarbetet mellan Uppsala konstmuseum och Uppsala universitet kring utställningen ”The Non-Human Animal –  Negotiating Bio-relations”  hösten 2019. Samarbetet leddes av Keri Facer, Zennströmprofessor i Climate Change Leadership vid Uppsala universitet, som i sin forskning har ett stort fokus på konstens och humanioras roll i samtalet om och förståelsen kring klimatförändringarna.

Här beskrivs de olika aktiviteterna och de multidisciplinära perspektiv som vävdes samman i projektet, från pedagogiska och rituella, till diskussion om den politiska infrastrukturen.  

En premiss i papporten är behovet av skapa fler intellektuella och emotionella rum för att diskutera alla de konflikter och motstridiga intressen som blir tydliga under antropocen, t ex möjligheten att bearbeta sorg. Här diskuteras vilken effekt ramverket kring dessa skapade rum får på samtalen.

Flera exempel på olika interdisciplinära modeller som prövades under projektet lyfts fram, samt den stora potential som finns i att se över och tänka nytt kring vad det betyder att vara människa idag genom pedagogiska, imaginära, rituella och politiska strukturer.

CEFO Publications

CEFO Publication Series

The activities, courses and discussions at CEFO has resulted in some publications. We are also currently working on a traveling conversation booklet that will be published on our blog and available in DIVA.

Friman, E. and Gallardo F., G. L., eds. 2010. Politicized Nature: Introduction’ in Politicized Nature. Global Exchange, Resources and Power. Uppsala: Cefo Publication Series Number 2. Pp. 9-17.

Schulz, S.L. ed., 2007. Ekokritik: Naturen i litteraturen – en antologi, CEMUS Skriftserie Nr. 1. Uppsala: Centrum för miljö- och utvecklingsstudier. Download it here

CEFO alumnis’ PhD theses and Affiliated membersLicentiate theses

Johari, Fatemeh (2021) Urban building energy modeling: A systematic evaluation of modeling and simulation approaches

Apler, Anna (2021) Contaminated organic sediments of anthropogenic origin: impact on coastal environments

Engel, Fabian (2020) The role of freshwater phytoplankton in the global carbon cycle

Öhrlund, Isak (2020) Demand Side Response: Exploring How and Why Users Respond to Signals Aimed at Incentivizing a Shift of Electricity Use in Time

Teodorescu, Dominic (2019) Dwelling on Substandard Housing: A multi-site contextualisation of housing deprivation among Romanian Roma

Kokko, Suvi, (2019). Transforming society through multilevel dynamics

Ekblom, Anneli (2004) Changing Landscapes: An Environmental History of Chibuene, Southern Mozambique

Other Publications

Gallardo Fernández, G. 2008. From Seascapes of Extinction to Seascapes of Confidence: Territorial Use Rights in Fisheries in Chile: El Quisco and Puerto Oscuro. Stockholm: Co-Action Publishing.

PhD Courses

These courses give a broad orientation of theories and concepts within the emerging climate change leadership field focusing on how to engender a rapid social transition to zero emissions. The main focus lies on analysing how theories and concepts of climate change leadership, stemming from political and social sciences, systems thinking, governance theory and societal planning can be used to understand and shape transitions.


Climate Change Leadership: Actors and Strategies for Societal Transitions, 2021

For more information or to apply to CCL 2021, please email venu.thandlam@geo.uu.se


Climate Change Leadership: Power, Politics and Structures, 2019

Autumn 2019  Climate Change Leadership: Power, Politics and Structures


Previous Courses

PhD students associated with CEFO have proposed, developed and coordinated a variety of interdisciplinary courses over the years.

Click here for overview of CEFO past courses

CEFO Affiliates

Helena Fornstedt, Dept. Civil and Industrial Engineering, CEFO Coordinator

Sachiko Ishihara, Dept. Social and Economic Geography

Lovisa Eriksdottir, Dept. Business Studies

Fouad El Gohary, Dept. Civil and Industrial Engineering

Matilda Andersson, Dept. Ecology and Genetics

Lakin Anderson, Dept. Business Studies

Holly Jayne Redman, Dept. Chemistry – Ångstrom Laboratory

Isak Stoddard, Dept. Earth Sciences, NRHU/Climate Change Leadership Node

Venugopal Reddy Thandlam, Dept. Earth Sciences

Rebekkah Hammar, Department of Pharmacy, Drug Delivery

Elin, Boyer, Department of Law and Uppsala Religion and Society Research Centre

Fatemeh Johardi, Dept. Civil and Industrial Engineering

Vincenza Ferrara, Dept. Archaeology and Ancient History

Pascoal João Gota, Dept. Archaeology and Ancient History

Jossias Humbane, Dept. Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology

To become a formally affiliated PhD student see the affiliation agreement and contact the coordinator (Helena) at  helena.fornstedt@angstrom.uu.se.If you are a mater student or researcher we would be happy to include you in our group as a non-affiliated member. The more the merrier!

Our Internal Rules and Procedures Document

CEFO Alumni

Fabian Engel graduated from Department of Ecology and Genetics, Limnology, Uppsala University

Isak Öhrlund, graduated from Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management, Uppsala University

Kristina Börebäck, graduated from Department of Education, Stockholm University

Suvi Kokko, graduated from Department of Economics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Marcus Wallner, graduated from Department of Social and Economic Geography, Uppsala University

Johanna Jokinen graduated from Department of Social and Economic Geography, Uppsala University

Claudia Abril, graduated from Department of Earth Sciences Uppsala University

Dominic Teodorescu, graduated from Department of Social and Cultural Geography , Uppsala University

Orn-uma Polpanich graduated from Department of Earth Sciences Uppsala University

Pianpian Wu, graduated from Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Sonja Pullen, graduated from Department of Chemistry – Ångström Laboratory, Uppsala University

Emma Moberg, graduated from Department of Energy and Technology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Hanh Tong Thi Hai, graduated from Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University

Huayi Lin, graduated from Department of Energy and Technology Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Daniel Bergquist graduated from Department of Social and Economic Geography, Uppsala University

Camilo Calderon Graduated from Department of Urban and Rural Development, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Sofie Joosse, Graduated from Department of Social and Economic Geography, Uppsala University

Anneli Ekblom, Graduated from Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Uppsala University

Eren Zink, Graduated from Department of Cultural Anthropology, Uppsala University

Anneleen Kool, Graduated from Department of Organismal Biology, Uppsala University

Hugo De Boer, Graduated from Department of Organismal Biology, Uppsala University

Diana Garavito-Bermúdez, Graduated from Department of Education, Stockholm University

Héctor Estuardo Guinea Barrientos, Graduated from Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University

Moyen Mustaquim, Graduated from Department of
Informatics and Media, Uppsala University

Katharina Brinkert, Transferred from Department of Chemistry, Uppsala University

Simon Davidsson, Graduated from Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University

Sara Lång Graduated from Department of Social and Economic Geography, Uppsala University

Anna-Klara Nilsson, Graduated from Department of Social and Economic Geography, Uppsala University

Christian Alarcon Graduated from Department of Urban and Rural Development Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Lars Karlsson Graduated from Department of Economic History, Uppsala University


CEFO Schedule

Spring 2021 Schedule

The interdisciplinary seminar takes place Tuesdays 10:15-12:00 twice per month during term time via zoom or/and in the Baltic Library, at the Department of Earth Sciences,  Villavägen 16. The first and last seminar each term includes planning discussions where PhD-students and researchers suggest future activities. The seminar is hosted by affiliated CEFO Members and supported by CEMUS, NRHU and the Climate Change Leadership Node at Uppsala University.

TimeTitleLocation
Tuesday,   Jan 26 10:15-12Constitutional Meeting
– Affiliates and participants
 Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 588 340 2135
TueFeb 9 10:15-12Workshop: The Future for CEFO

A workshop where we talk about what we want CEFO to be in the future. Anneli Ekblom as well as Laila and Isabel from CCL will join us in this.
 Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 588 340 2135
Tuesday,   Feb 23 10:15-12Seminar: “Sustainability: past, present, and future”

The PhD candidates; Pascoal João Gota and Anselmo Matusse will present their studies of the past and the present which might help find solutions for the future.
Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 588 340 2135
Tuesday,   March 9 10:15-12Who doesn’t like cycling? Reconsidering the governance of urban cycling in Uppsala

Daniel Valentini, PhD Candidate in landscape architecture the SLU

Who’s not in favour of biking? Cycling and the bicycle play increasingly dominant roles in discourses on sustainable urban mobility. While actors in urban areas and beyond principally approve of increased urban cycling levels, crucial questions revolve around the strategies, policies, plans and instruments to promote cycling. My PhD-research hones in on these issues on the governance for urban cycling by studying Uppsala as a case city. Valentini is particularly interested in the role of innovations in reconsidering who governs cycling and through which means. This talk will provide a broad overview of his PhD-research. He will present preliminary findings on the governance of cycling as directed by Uppsala Kommun, as well as the engagement of various actor groups to provide new perspectives on cycling advancement in the city. Theoretically, he will draw on theories of sustainability transitions but also test early ideas on urban planning at the intersection to degrowth scholarship
Zoom Meeting
ID 588 340 2135
Friday, March 12, 15.15- 18.00Writing applications for funding
15.15-16 short introduction, thinking strategically around funding applications
16 -18 we review each other’s applications, prepare texts for the event and speedread and comment text. You will be grouped according to where you are in the process (Ma students applying for PhD positions OR PhDs applying for research projects, or those writing small grant applications), and we will also review applications that have received funding

Anneli Ekblom, Associate Professor at Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Archaeology
Zoom Meeting
ID 655 344 0340
Tuesday,   March 23 10:15-12Walk and talk in Stadsskogen 
Tuesday,   April 6 10:15-12‘Climate Change Leadership in
Negotiations: How the IPCC
navigates climate action.’


Youba Sokona, vice chair of IPCC

Joint session with the course Climate Change Leadership- strategies and actors for change
Open for CEFO affiliates/ members and CCL course participants 
Tuesday, April 20   10:15 -12‘Decolonising Climate Change
Leadership’


Stefania Barca, Zennström Professor in Climate Change Leadership

Joint session with the course Climate Change Leadership- strategies and actors for change
Open for CEFO
affiliates/ members and CCL course participants 
Tuesday, May 4   10:15 -12‘Thriving Cities Initiative:
Scaling down Doughnut Economics’


Andrew Fanning, Data & Analysis Lead at Doughnut Economics Action Lab, and a Visiting Research Fellow in the Sustainability Research Institute

Joint session with the course Climate Change Leadership- strategies and actors for change
Open for CEFO affiliates/ members and CCL course participants
Tuesday, May 18   10:15 -12.00Lakin Anderson, PhD student at the Department of Business StudiesZoom Meeting Meeting ID: 588 340 2135
Tuesday, June 1 10:15 -12.00Constitutional meeting – election of new coordinatorZoom Meeting Meeting ID: 588 340 2135

Fall 2020 Schedule

The interdisciplinary seminar takes place Tuesdays 10:15-12:00 twice per month during term time via zoom or/and in the Baltic Library, at the Department of Earth Sciences,  Villavägen 16. We end at 12.00 and go on to eat lunch together. The first and last seminar each term includes planning discussions where PhD-students and researchers suggest future activities. The seminar is hosted by affiliated CEFO Members and supported by CEMUS, NRHU and the Climate Change Leadership Node at Uppsala University.

TimeTitleLocation
Tuesday,   Aug 25 10:15-12Opening Meeting for semester – Affiliates and participantsZoom meeting
Tuesday,   Sep 8 15:15-17Afternoon Outdoor fika – CEFO, CEMUS and CCL We will provide coffee/tea and a cookie as well as some (social distanced) facilitated activities. Download a PDF with more info here Please sign up here before the 4th of Sep, so we know how much fika to orderThe entrance of Blåsenhus facing the Botanical Garden. A fika trolley will be placed outside, We will grab fika and then walk together to a nearby lawn (probably this one). Bring a thermos cup if you have one!  
Tuesday,   Sep 22 10:15-12Workshop/Seminar “(Escape) games for environmental communication and education: theoretical, practice-based and experimental perspectives” Emmy Pater introduces us to her work on developing an escape game for environmental communication and education. Then she let us try some digital puzzles that are cooperative, creative, interactive and sustainability-themed. We end it all with a discussion. You can find more infoabout her the game here Emmy Pater, teaching assistant at Department of Earth Sciences, Centre for Environment and Development Studies (CEMUS) (Bregje van Veelen reschedule to the 17th of Nov)Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 630 2409 8501 Join via this link
Tuesday,   Oct 6 10:15-12Research Seminar   “Urban building energy modeling of future cities” Addressing the complexity of climate change, local governments and municipalities require a systematic approach that identifies problems, formulates possible strategies, and evaluates resulting benefits. In this context, urban planning and in particular, urban energy planning seems like a pivotal approach that can be moved to the forefront of the transition to sustainability and carbon neutrality. Urban energy planning is an inclusive concept that targets many individual components of urban energy systems contributing to the interactive process of using and producing energy. With buildings being one of the most energy-intensive components of the urban energy system, opportunities for accelerated transformation towards sustainability are enormous only if best-practices in energy efficiency and integrated renewable energy technologies in buildings are efficiently used. However, in order to plan for more resource-efficient buildings, understanding of flows of energy in buildings and synergies between buildings and the other components of urban energy systems is crucial. Bottom-up engineering-based models of energy use in buildings, refer to as “urban building energy model (UBEM)”, is a new concept that has been flourished during the last two decades. The UBEMs are analytical tools that highlight patterns of energy use in buildings and give an insight into urban energy system behavior.  Using a broader definition, the UBEMs reflect on utilization as well as generation of energy and provide an estimation of sptio-temporal information of energy over the whole city. These models are also capable of designing and investigating new and existing systems which makes them an attractive tool for city planners and policymakers in the analysis of existing as well as new districts in cities. Overall, the extent and applicability of UBEMs, motivates the need and growing trend for development of such models to evolve towards sustainability and energy efficiency in cities Fatemeh Johari PhD Candidate at Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering, Civil Engineering and Built EnvironmentZoom Meeting Meeting ID: 686 9047 1755 Join via this link
Tuesday,   Oct 20 10:15-12Research Seminar
  “Low carbon energy narratives and futures in Africa: Dissonant times?” It is widely recognized that energy production and use is both a key reflection of the socio-economic landscape as well as a major driver of the climate challenge.  Africa finds itself at the heart of a momentous global energy and climate conversation. The energy and development reality across the region evokes deep emotions about the importance of doing something about the scandal of energy poverty.  As if this was not complex enough, there is a call for the region to chart out a new and responsible energy pathway: one that does not impact on the global climate system.  To this end, numerous real world experiments are taking place across Africa on various ‘energy futures’ to simultaneously unlock local (and national) energy potentials and deal with major global challenges. What is also emerging is how ideas around the ‘energy-climate challenge’ play out is highly dependent on the multi-level political context and dynamics, and is thus deeply influenced by competing framings and narratives.  These dominant and competing accounts, in turn, interact to shape the specific interventions and policies.  This presentation/discussion will explore the dominant narratives that are shaping the African energy landscape, how these narratives are constructed and mobilized, and discuss ways to open alternative and energy possibilities that protect the wellbeing of poor communities and their climate.  The talk will also sketch out the research and policy opportunities in this area. Yacob Mulugetta Professor of Energy and Development Policy, Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Public Policy, University College London
Baltic Library Room, NRHU, Earth Sciences Department Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 610 7138 4789 Join via this link
Tuesday,   Nov 3 10:15-12Research Seminar   “A Green New Deal beyond growth” The emerging political discourse of the Green New Deal postulates the need for an active role of the State in the economy to drive the ecological transition by deploying the power of public investment and coordination. However, a truly transformative Green New Deal must also move beyond the ‘growth paradigm’ by decreasing energy and material use in affluent countries, decommodifying the basic necessities of life, and democratizing economic production. Riccardo Mastini PhD Candidate at Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA), Autonomous University of Barcelona. Riccardo is a policy advisor for the international campaign Green New Deal for Europe. He is a member of the academic collective Research & Degrowth and of the international network Wellbeing Economy Alliance. You can follow him on Twitter and Facebook.Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 611 2910 1298 Join via this link
Tuesday, Nov 17   10:15 -12Research Seminar “New frontiers of climate governance: imagining the modern timber city” Climate governance must be a project of not only regulatory undertaking, but also of deep-rooted societal and spatial (re)imagination. But how do we re-imagine our world, who is involved, and what is left out? In this presentation, I explore these questions in relation to a still underexplored front of climate action: proposals for a revolution in low-carbon materials, that seek to establish a 21st century bio-economy. Specifically, I will do this through the emergent imaginary of the ‘plyscraper’, which put timber skyscrapers at the heart of the vision for low-carbon living of the future. While the use of wood in construction has long been practiced (as evidenced by the red timber houses that dot the Swedish country side), what makes the new timber imaginary different is that it positions itself as distinctly urban and modern. But how ‘green’ is it? How does the imaginary establish timber’s green qualities and with what effect? By exploring the jostling involved in bringing this imaginary into being, I consider a number of yet unresolved issues around establishing the green/low-carbon qualities of this new frontier of climate action, and the broader implications for climate governance Bregje van Veelen Researcher at Department of Earth Sciences, Natural Resources and Sustainable DevelopmentBaltic Library Room, NRHU, Earth Sciences Departmen Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 685 8941 8794 Join via this link
Tuesday, Dec 1   10:15 -12Research Seminar “The good life is in the rural? Moving to the countryside in post-growth Japan” What is a good life? What role does place play in this? This seminar discusses initial results on why people move to rural areas and how they experience this lifestyle, based on ethnographic fieldwork in Yakushima, an island in western Japan. Do these stories express new notions of a good life, something that’s not based on economic and material prosperity? Sachiko Ishihara PhD Candidate at Department of Social and Economic GeographyBaltic Library Room, NRHU, Earth Sciences Departmen Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 641 7817 4670 Join via this link
Tuesday, Dec 15   10:15 -12.00Research Seminar   “Rivers in the sky – key features for understanding extreme
hydrometeorological events”
 Atmospheric rivers are long narrow bands of large integrated water vapor transport in the troposphere. At land fall they are usually associated with extreme conditions in terms of wind and precipitation. In recent years there has been a growing interest in atmospheric rivers, concerning their regional impacts on water availability, the modulation by climate variability and their representation in weather and forecast models. Air-sea processes are major modulators by two aspects of describing and understanding atmospheric rivers, (i) in the source area over the large oceans and by (ii) coastal processes at land fall. When atmospheric rivers land fall they interact with coastal processes, uplift of the moisture-rich air in the atmospheric rivers over the land (mountains) and the dynamics of the largescale flow. These
features frequently act to generate high precipitation totals and extreme wind conditions Venugopal Reddy Thandlam, PhD Candidate at Department of Earth Sciences
Baltic Library Room, NRHU, Earth Sciences Department Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 682 7370 6018 Join via this link

Spring 2020 Schedule

TimeTitleLocation
Tuesday, Feb 4 10:15-12Opening Meeting for semester – Affiliates and participantsBaltic Library Room, NRHU, Earth Sciences Department
Tuesday,   Feb 18 10:15-12Open Workshop Hosted by CEFO –   Critical sustainability input for Uppsala University’s development of their ‘Vision 2050’ plan. Conveners, Helena Fornstedt and Lakin Anderson. In Collaboration with Official Project Group for UU  Vision. FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/182438952821404/CEMUS Library
Tuesday,   Mar 3 10:15-12Research Seminar   Isak Stoddard, Phd Student and Researcher, Natural Resources and Sustainable Development, Climate Change Leadership Node,Uppsala University “A factor of two: how the mitigation plans of ‘climate progressive nations’ fall far short of Paris-compliant pathways”Baltic Library Room, NRHU, Earth Sciences Department
Tuesday,   Mar 17 10:15-12Research Seminar   Sven Widmalm, Professor at Dept. History of Science and Ideas, Uppsala University “Interdisciplinarity: historical reflections and  reflexions on contemporary policy”
 
Zoom Meeting (Link via email)
Tuesday,   April 7 10:15-12Research Seminar [CANCELLED]
  Foad El Gohary, PhD Student and Researcher, Industrial Technology and Management, Dept. Engineering Sciences, Uppsala University “Demand side management in the electricity sector”
Zoom Meeting (Link via email)
Tuesday,   April 21 10:15-12Research Seminar   Jennifer Hinton Stockholm Resilience Center “Profit-Orientation and Post-Growth Economies: Connecting the Dots”  Zoom Meeting (Link via email)
Tuesday, May 5   10:15 -12Seminar: Cross-Disciplinary Concept Sharing CEFO Affiliates, Members and ParticipantsZoom Meeting (Link via email)
Tuesday, May 19   10:15 -12Artistic / Research Seminar Helena Fonstedt, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och industriell teknik, Uppsala University ‘”Building climate transition narratives through sequential arts”  Zoom meeting (Link via email)  
Tuesday, June 2   10:15 -13:30Final Research Seminar (Guest TBC)   + Affiliates meeting lunch. Constitutional voting and planning for next semester., New Coordinator selection.Baltic Library Room, NRHU, Earth Sciences Department

Autumn 2019 Seminar and Workshop Schedule

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TimeTitleLocation
Sep 10   10:15-12Autumn start-up meeting, Welcome!   Discussion of plans and activities for CEFO group, new affiliated PhD students signing on.Baltic Library, NRHU, Earth Sciences Department
Sep 24 10:15-12Derk Loorbach   Research Seminar Director of DRIFT and Professor of Socio-economic Transitions at the Faculty of Social Science, both at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Derk is one of the founders of the transition management approach as new form of governance for sustainable development.Baltic Library, NRHU, Earth Sciences Department
Oct 8   10:15-12Affiliates and Participants   CEFO Meeting Concrete projects, CEFO guidelines and statutes, various proposed activities, updates on CCL course.Baltic Library, NRHU, Earth Sciences Department
Oct 22   10:15-12Klas Palm   Seminar and Discussion Coordinator of Uppsala University Sustainability Initiatives will talk about what they are doing for sustainability research at UU, and how it is being envisioned, structured, funded, etc.Baltic Library, NRHU, Earth Sciences Department
Nov 12   10:15-12Keri Facer   Workshop (Theme TBA) Keri Facer, Zennström Professor in Climate Change Leadership at Uppsala University, Prof. of Educational and Social Futures at Uni of Bristol , UK ‘Values in Academia’ Skills workshop for young scholars interested in sustainable development and crossing disciplinary boundariesKollaboratoriet, Östra Ågatan
Nov 26 10:15-12CEFO Seminar, projects meeting, and spring planning   Incl. Short Presentation from Climate Existance Conference organisersBaltic Library, NRHU, Earth Sciences Department
   
Dec 10   10:15 -12Interdisciplinary PhD Seminar, double talk!   1.Holly Jayne Redman, Depart. of Chemistry. Building Hydrogenase Mimics as Potential Sources of Hydrogen as an Energy Carrier 2. Tobias Olofsson, Dept. Sociology Turning Rocks Into Money – Predictions and Uncertain Futures in Swedish Mineral ExplorationBaltic Library, NRHU, Earth Sciences Department
   

About CEFO

Who We Are

The CEMUS Research Forum is a transdisciplinary research forum open to researchers and PhD-students at Uppsala University, SLU and other universities in Sweden. CEFO activities focus on environment, development and sustainability studies. We collaborate with other universities and departments to enrich research education through our transdisciplinary Sustainability Seminars, PhD courses, workshops, lectures and field trips. CEFO was initiated by PhD-students, staff and students at CEMUS in 2002 as a research school between Uppsala University and Swedish Agricultural University (SLU).

CEFO is mainly driven by PhD students from across Uppsala University, along with senior faculty support. Our affiliated members and other participants are from diverse departments and disciplines, bringing multiple perspectives to the discussions. We encourage conversations framed by problem, not by discipline.

What We Do

Twice per month we host a research seminar series featuring talks and workshops from CEFO members and invited speakers. We run skills workshops and organize field trips. We also initiate and run student-driven PhD courses in collaboration with faculty and offer opportunities for getting feedback for your research from a wider audience. We welcome new members from all departments who hope to broaden their horizons. Seminars, workshops and events are open to any interested PhD students, researchers, master’s students and interested public.

Below you find an introductory movie:

Sound interesting?

Check the schedule for our activities, you are of course welcome to join them. In addition to that, we would be happy to send you invites to our activities, if you are interested in that please send an e-mail to our coordinator helena.fornstedt@angstrom.uu.se.

To become a formally affiliated PhD student see the affiliation agreement (below) and contact the coordinator (Helena). If you are a Masters student or researcher we would be happy to include you in our group as a non-affiliated member. The more the merrier!

Supported by

Uppsala University Climate Change Leadership Node and NRHU Natural Resources and Sustainable Development Programme

CEMUS Centre for Environment and Development Studies, an interdisciplinary center for education, outreach, and research at Uppsala University and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU).

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