BECC Annual Meeting: Ecosystem-based climate mitigation and adaptation
Human impact on biodiversity and ecosystems through climate and land-use change is increasingly, and in an accelerating manner, affecting our societies.
At COP 21 in Paris 2015, Parties to the UNFCCC reached an agreement to combat climate change and to accelerate and intensify the actions and investments needed for a sustainable low carbon future, bringing all nations into a common cause to undertake ambitious efforts to combat and mitigate climate change and adapt to its effects.
For a long time it has been obvious that massive climate change action is needed to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. How does and can BECC research contribute to meeting the challenges raised by the Paris Agreement?
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9:00 - 10:00 Arrival and registration
10:00 Welcome by the organizing group and BECC deputy Coordinator Professor Håkan Pleijel (University of Gothenburg)
Ecosystem-based climate mitigation and adaptation: The Policy and Scientific context, Dr Terese Thoni, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research − UFZ
11:00 Leg stretch
11:10 BECC past and present - BECC research theme leaders give their perspective
- 4C Carbon Cycle & Climate Change, Dr Edith Hammer, Department of Biology, Lund University
- Ecosystem Services under Global Change - Dr Cecilia Akselsson, Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Lund University
- Biodiversity under Global Change - Dr Nils Droste, Department of Political Science, Lund University
11:30 Small talks by BECC-researchers
- Evidence from wetland compensatory mitigation under the US Clean Water Act –Ville Inkinen (PhD candidate)
- 2018 wildfires fire severity – above belowground ecosystem recovery – Prof. Dr. Natascha Kljun
- Climate change adaptation to preserve biodiversity – Dr. William Sidemo Holm
- Landscape analysis for bridging the science/practice gap – the role of subjective attribution of causes of an event to climate change – Prof Dr. Kristina Blennow
- Green future for salix trees or weeping willows - Tomas Karlsson (PhD candidate)
13:20 Synthesis on morning activities and introduction to the workshop by meeting organisers
13:30 - 15:00 Workshop on impact - part 1:
13:30 Communicating science in the age of social media. Dr Hakim Abdi, Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Lund University
13:50 IPBES and IPCC - creating large reports and a peak behind the scenes. Professor Almut Arneth, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT),
14:10 Leg stretch
14:20 Impact: in proposals the pilot study on Political Science Gustav Petersson, Swedish Research Council (VR)
14:40 Keynote - what is impact? Professor Mark Reed, Scotland’s Rural College
16:00 - 17:00 Workshop on impact - part 2
Break out groups:
- Through what channels do you see your BECC research make impact?
- What do you need help with to achieve this?
- Ends with a joint discussion
18:00 - 19:00 Poster session with snacks – award for best poster!
9:15 Introduction to Day 2
9:30 Keynote on Sweden's climate goals, Anna-Karin Nyström, Naturvårdsverket, Klimatmålsenheten.
10:45 Panel discussion - Ecosystem-based climate mitigation and adaptation – what are Sweden’s goals and can it achieve these? moderated by Linnéa Engström.
Panelists: Ragnild Larsson, Klimatpodden. Anna-Karin Nyström, Naturvårdsverket. Nils Droste and Cecilia Akselsson (BECC).
11:45 Wrap up by BECC coordinator Professor Henrik Smith (Lund University)
13:00 - 16:00 PI-meeting and ECR-meeting in parallel
PI-meeting - writing a joint visionary BECC-paper (for publication).
ECR-meeting -Discussion rounds using the -world café method:
- Scientists as activists - what is the role of a scientist today?
- Mental health and increasing workloads, particularly in interdisciplinary work
- The right type of impact for you (including the dark side of impact)
- Draw your science (includes google jamboard for virtual attendees)
Organizing group: Annemarie Eckes-Shephard, Paul Caplat, Jasmine Livingston and Mats Björkman.