Transitions to Low Carbon Living

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Slow down and care

This text is a part of a travelling conversation

What are sustainable academic cultures? Sanna asks. Ah, this is such a good question, I think to myself on a Thursday evening past 6 pm. I had just discussed with one of my supervisors this week that it’s important to try to focus on my dissertation project, to try to cut out everything else. Nothing is worth it if you break down with stress and overwork, she said. I had asked her strategies for dealing with stress, since I haven’t been able to sleep very well this semester. It still feels like I am trying to adjust back into my usual rhythm in my Swedish academic life, even two months after coming back from my three-month stay in Japan. I was happy to be able to discuss my vulnerable sides with her (as well as with my other supervisor, which gave similar advice), and I thought their advice was wise. It’s really important not to overload myself.

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And here I am again, agreeing to give some thought on a writing project “for fun.”

To try not to do other things than my research –this seemingly simple act, why is it so difficult?

And then I again, I hear myself reply, But this is fine because it is a fun thing. In reality, everything that I sign up for outside of my dissertation, I do so because I either think it’s important or it’s fun, or both. I agreed to teach again on a course this semester at my department called Sustainable Development and Globalization. I love facilitating learning. But it does take more time than the compensation you get. And it has been more stressful than working as a Course Coordinator at CEMUS (the student-led education centre, The Centre for Environment & Development Studies) – although it’s not clear to me why exactly. More responsibility, yes, because you are the “teacher,” a seeming expert on something (while most times you are not). Perhaps more so, less support. There is no support structure in the same way that encourages you to try new things, helps you prepare, reflect, and try again. I feel slightly alone in this*.

I look back at Sanna’s piece. Two phrases jump out: Slow down and Care. Inspired by permaculture, she writes: If we start to observe, slow down, use our edge, what would that mean for how we teach, how we research, how we engage with communities, how we engage with each other? She points to regenerative collective caring in academia – what might this look like in practice?

It reminds me of how slow scholarship, something that I advocate for, calls for self-care as warfare: “cultivating space to care for ourselves, our colleagues, and our students is, in fact, a political activity when we are situated in institutions that devalue and militate against such relations and practices.”**

This is what we need. But, re-read: we also need to be caring for ourselves. How we can support each other, even if my friend-colleagues are ultimately rivals applying for same permanent positions in the future? How can we resist the temptation/pressure to overload ourselves when the world is burning?

The word count is over limit and the essay is unfinished, but I have to now close my computer. It’s 7 pm. Time to stop working, even if it’s fun.

Sachiko Ishihara, written March 2020, published here March 2021

A response to this was published on Tuesday the 23rd of March:

Week 12: World-making conversations, Isak Stoddard

*Students are recruited as Course Coordinators at CEMUS to design and facilitate undergraduate and Master’s courses with support from CEMUS staff and a working group consisting of researchers. Read more about the CEMUS model here.

** p.1239 from Mountz, Alison, Anne Bonds, Becky Mansfield, Jenna Loyd, Jennifer Hyndman, Margaret Walton-Roberts, Ranu Basu, et al. 2015. “For Slow Scholarship: A Feminist Politics of Resistance through Collective Action in the Neoliberal University.” ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies 14 (4): 1235–59.

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

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

Fatemeh Johardi, Dept. Civil and Industrial Engineering

Venugopal Reddy Thandlam, Dept. Earth Sciences

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).

Resources

Find recorded lectures, podcasts and reports with members of the Climate Change Leadership initiative.

Follow our youtube channel for talks and events with the Climate Change Leadership initiative at Uppsala University. Follow the CEMUS youtube channel for associated talks and events.

Find resources and reports for climate justice and Just Transition here.

Find resources and reports for the Swedish Carbon Budget work here.

Find resources and reports for the work on universities and education here.


Föreläsning: ”Laggards or leaders (bromskloss eller ledare); Paris, 2°C & the role for Sweden” av Kevin Anderson. Den hölls på Hotel Lysekil den 9 mars och publik var människor som hade samlats för att protestera mot Preems utbyggnad av oljeraffinaderiet i Lysekil. Dagen efter deltog Kevin Anderson som vittne i Mark- och miljööverdomstolens förhandlingar om Preems ansökan om utbyggnad. Mars 2020.

Seminarium: Fossilfri välfärd och negativa utsläpp – vision, kollision eller tomma ord? Den 11 februari 2020 samlades forskare och beslutsfattare för att ta sig an dessa två centrala idéer i den aktuella klimatpolitiken: fossilfri välfärd och negativa utsläpp. Isak Stoddard, doktorand hos CCL och NRHU, var med i panel diskussionen.

Report: Internationalisation and Sustainability The report below provides a brief exploration of the relationship between internationalisation and sustainability agendas in the contemporary university. It reports on a short programme of desk research by the team and a workshop bringing together university leadership, students, faculty and administrative staff. It identifies key tensions, possibilities, and routes towards achieving more sustainable internationalisation strategies in universities. The report has been compiled rapidly to respond to current debates and is intended as the basis for wider discussion.

Transforming Universities for the Future keynote lecture by Keri Facer at the International Association of Universities Conference. December 2019.

En koldioxidbudget för Umeå: Vår del av Paris avtalet. Med Aaron Tuckey och Martin Wetterstedt. October 2019.

Watch Professor Keri Facer’s inaugural lecture on Renewing the European University’s Mission in a Changing Climate. An early version of the text of this talk is also available here. October 2019.

Universitetens roll för en hållbar värld – omvärldens förväntningar. Almedalen lecture and panel discussion with Keri Facer, Göran Enander, Ingrid Petersson, Matilda Strömberg, Lotta Ljungqvist, and Carl Johan Sundberg. July 2019.

Climate vision – what is the role of universities in combating climate change? Almedalen panel hosted by Keri Facer with Eva Åkesson, Emma Nohrén, and Matilda Ernkrans. July 2019.

Climate change leadership – perspectives from science, industry and politics. Almedalen panel hosted by Keri Facer with Anna Rutgersson, Åsa Wikforss, John Hassler, Klas Palm, and Kristina Persson. July 2019.

Four-part interview with Keri Facer, on the role of the future, the richness of the meanwhile, and desirable futures at the Constructing Social Futures Conference 2019 for Futuuri magazine. June 2019.

Sustainability Talk on Campus Gotland, Uppsala University by Keri Facer. Building a University for the Common Good. March 2019.

Watch a short film: Professor Kevin Anderson on Living within our carbon budget: the role of politics, technology and personal action

A Democracy Now! broadcast with Kevin Anderson: World’s Richest Must Radically Change Lifestyles to Prevent Global Catastrophe. From the United Nations Climate Summit in Katowice, Poland. December 2018.

Sweden’s carbon budget challenge – turning Paris’ aspirations into local climate action Part 1 and Part 2. A lecture and panel discussion with Kevin Anderson, Agneta Green, Anders Wijkman, and Karin Sundby. July 2018.

The Swedish Carbon Cycle 2018 with Kevin Anderson.

From Paris to Sweden: 2° C, integrity, and the climate law, Kevin Anderson talk in Halmstad. June 2018.

ClimateExistence Conference: The Science, Politics and Culture of Climate Change – Beyond a Climate of Fear by Kevin Anderson followed by a dialogue between Vanessa Andreotti, Jens Holm, Anja Fjellgren Walkeapaa and Kevin Anderson, hosted by Sanna Gunnarsson, intervention by Klimatriksdagen. May 2018.

Kevin Anderson on Climate change and the need to change behaviour in the West. Research and the Sustainable Development Goals at the Danish Institute for International Studies. 26 April 2018.

Kevin Anderson on Climate change and economic growth: Can they be managed together? From Klimatriksdagen seminarium. February 6, 2018.

Kort intervju: Kevin Anderson om flygets utsläpp och alternativa fakta. February 2018.

Kevin Anderson: Revealing the naked emperor – Paris, 2° & carbon budgets. Talk at SR and SVT-event, November 2017.

A Democracy Now! broadcast with Kevin Anderson: Our Socio-Economic Paradigm Is Incompatible With Climate Change Objectives. From the United Nations Climate Summit in Bonn, Germany. November 2017.

Quit the loose climate talk and let’s get serious! A talk between Kevin Anderson and Hugh Hunt. Climate Matters show live from COP-23 in Bonn, Germany. November 2017.

Kevin Anderson discusses negative emissions at UNFCCC with Glen Peters, Corinne Le Quéré, and Youba Sokona. November 2017.

Kevin Anderson and Isak Stoddard on Carbon Budget and Pathways to a fossil free future in Järfälla Kommun. October 25, 2017.

Podcast: Transition for beginners – How not to fly with Kevin Anderson, Radio Luftbalett, October 27, 2017.

Leader or Laggard? Reviewing Sweden’s climate and sustainability agenda . A lecture and panel discussion from Almedalen 2017 with Kevin Anderson, Ranjula Bali Swain, Hanna Hansson, and Erik Westholm.

Are universities making the world worse? Education and research in an age of climate change . A panel discussion from Almedalen 2017 with Kevin Anderson, Josefin Wangel Weithz, and Johanna van Schaik Dernfalk.

Sustainable development dilemma – why are facts not enough to convince? A panel discussion with Kevin Anderson, Henrik Hamrén, Maria Osbeck, and Anna Rudels from Almedalen 2017.

Climate Catastrophe or Societal Transition – What is Needed of Politicians and Individuals? An interview with Kevin Anderson and Stigbjörn Ljunggren. Almedalen 2017.

Courage and Climate: An Interview with Kevin Anderson. Interviewed by Paul Campion and Stephen Tuscher, students at the Newman Institute, for Civic Courage in Theory and Practice, a course taught by Brian Palmer. November 2016.

Climate Change: A Parisian Tale of Triumph and Tragedy. Uppsala University Lecture in Climate Change Leadership August 2016 with Kevin Anderson.

Education, Sustainable Development and the Challenges of Climate Change . CEMUS Spring Semester Introduction lecture 2016 with Professor Doreen Stabinsky.

Find external resources linked to people and groups doing inspiring work.

Sister’s Academy develops new art-based research methods to collect data. Based in Denmark.

Emergence Network is a research inquiry into the otherwise via practices that trouble the traditional boundaries of agency and possibility.

Climate and Mind explores the relationship between climate disruption, human behaviour, and human experience.

Bifrost is an environmental humanities intervention on climate change bridging nature and culture, science and art, understanding and action, challenges and solutions.

Gesturing towards decolonial futures is a portfolio of artistic, pedagogical and cartographic experiments that seek to not only imagine but also enact the world differently.

Ecoversities network explores what the university might look like if it were at the service of our diverse ecologies, cultures, economies, spiritualities and Life within our planetary home.

Dark Mountain is a radical project looking for other stories that can help us make sense of a time of disruption and uncertainty.

For PhD Students

PhD Research Forum

CEFO is a research forum for PhD students, by PhD students, focused on facilitating interdisciplinary discussions around sustainability and environmental change. Our main activities include running a bi-monthly seminar series featuring talks and workshops from CEFO members and invited speakers. We initiate and run student-led PhD courses and offer opportunities for getting feedback for your research from a wider audience. Seminars, workshops and events are open to any interested PhD students, researchers, masters students and interested public.

Climate Change Leadership 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.

The Zennström Professors

The internationally recognised Zennström Professors in Climate Change Leadership work with academics, students, civil society and public and private partners to understand the scale of the civilisational transition needed to mitigate and adapt to climate change, and begin to develop routes towards these transitions.

STEFANIA BARCA – ZENNSTRÖM VISITING PROFESSOR 2021 – 2022

We are delighted to welcome Stefania Barca as our next Zennström Professor in Climate Change Leadership. Stefania is a scholar in Environmental Humanities, with a strong commitment to environmental and climate justice.

Stefania Barca
Zennström Professor in Climate Change Leadersship
Foto Mikael Wallerstedt

During her time in Uppsala she will be building on the legacies left by the previous professors, as well as facilitating new initiatives around the Covid-19, climate and care nexus. In particular Stefania looks forward to actively contributing to the convergence of labour, feminist, youth and climate justice organisations towards a politics of Just Transition.

Stefania will begin her time in Uppsala with with a series of events with academics, practitioners and activists, exploring emergent themes stemming from such creative and participatory conversations. Her professorship will culminate in a conference on Just Transition in spring 2022, the first of this kind in Europe.

contact: stefania.barca@geo.uu.se


KERI FACER – ZENNSTRÖM VISITING PROFESSOR 2019–2020

Dr. Keri Facer, Professor of Educational and Social Futures

Keri Facer is Professor of Educational and Social Futures at the University of Bristol, School of Education. She works on rethinking the relationship between formal educational institutions and wider society and is particularly concerned with the sorts of knowledge that may be needed to address contemporary environmental, economic, social, and technological changes.

Since 2013, Keri has been Leadership Fellow for the RCUK Connected Communities Programme. This research programme is creating new relationships between communities and universities, drawing on arts and humanities perspectives and methods to enable new forms of knowledge production to address urgent contemporary issues.

Keri’s aim is to work across the whole of Uppsala University to explore how universities can build partnerships with local, national, and international communities, how we can develop powerful knowledge, and how we can educate students to enable the massive transitions we need to live well with climate change.

Contact: keri.facer@geo.uu.se


KEVIN ANDERSON – ZENNSTRÖM VISITING PROFESSOR 2016–2018

Dr. Kevin Anderson, Professor of Energy and Climate Change

Kevin Anderson is one of the leading climate scientists in the U.K. He is Professor of Energy and Climate Change at the University of Manchester and Deputy Director at the renowned Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research.

Kevin is a well-known and established researcher within climate change science who engages frequently with policy-makers, the private sector, civil society as well as the media. He has pioneered research on carbon budgets and pathways to acceptable mitigation levels. His work on the technical, social and economic interactions involved in the transformation of energy systems and the mitigation and adaptation to climate change, addresses questions at the core of this professorship’s theme.

Kevin is a prominent thinker, writer and communicator who built on and expanded the work of the first visiting professor in Climate Change Leadership, Doreen Stabinsky.

Contact: kevin.anderson@ccl.uu.se


DOREEN STABINSKY – ZENNSTRÖM VISITING PROFESSOR 2015–2016

Dr. Doreen Stabinsky, Professor of Global Environmental Politics

Doreen Stabinsky is Professor of Global Environmental Politics at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine. Her research, teaching, and writing concern the impacts of climate change, particularly on agriculture and global food security. She also serves as advisor to various governments and international environmental organisations, and has a large international network of collaborators.

Doreen stresses the central role that education must play in addressing the growing challenges of climate change and is known for her ability to strengthen young people’s capacity to contribute to a better world. The fact that the focus of the professorship itself was inspired by, and emerged from a student-led course on Climate Change Leadership at CEMUS, made Doreen a fitting first holder of the Zennström Visiting Professorship.

Contact: doreen.stabinsky@ccl.uu.se


Zennström Climate Change Leadership

The Zennström Climate Change Leadership Initiative acts as a catalyst for public debate, research and education to directly address some of the most challenging questions that climate change poses to humanity. Three internationally recognised Zennström Professors in Climate Change Leadership are working with academics, students, civil society and public and private partners to both understand the scale of the civilisational transition needed to mitigate and adapt to climate change and to begin to develop routes towards that transition and prepare for adaptation.

Our current projects largely fall within four areas built upon the research themes of the Chairs of the Zennström professorship. These include:

Our First Three Professors: Keri Facer, Doreen Stabinsky, and Kevin Anderson

The Zennström Climate Change Leadership initiative is part of the research program Natural Resources and Sustainable Development (NRHU) based at the Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University.

Climate change leadership is a dynamic field, crossing disciplinary and societal boundaries, with the aim to catalyse innovative and bold approaches to meet the complex challenges of climate change. This dynamism and energy is derived from the increasing demand for knowledge and practices to meet challenges across all sectors of society, from the local to international level. Climate change leadership is characterised by knowledge co-production between academia and society at large, to ensure effective and just institutional and socio-technological transformations.

The overall goal of the initiative is to actively shape an inter- and transdisciplinary intellectual environment that combines education, research and outreach in innovative ways and applies knowledge into equitable climate action. The climate change leadership environment engages with new forms of vibrant, trans- disciplinary and exploratory forums with world-leading climate scientists, key climate negotiators, business and civil society leaders, policy-makers, social entrepreneurs and, not least, students and young leaders.

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