Grand seminar: The recent IPCC report, extreme weather events and implications for society.
The aim of this event is to discuss the results of the recent IPCC report and its implications for research and society in the light of this summers’ extreme weather events. Meet and listen to the perspectives from researchers working in a variety of disciplines and subjects, and join the discussions on which changes are needed in different sectors (such as forestry, agriculture, urban planning and policy-making) and in research in order to reach the climate targets.
13.05 Introduction of the IPCC report – Prof Markku Rummukainen (Lund University) and Prof Deliang Chen (University of Gothenburg).
13.30 Panelists will briefly reflect on the results of the report in relation to the extreme weather events of this summer and to future implications for research and the society from different angles.
Prof. Natascha Kljun (Lund University) - forestry and wildfires.
Prof. Yann Clough (Lund University) - agriculture and droughts.
Dr. Johanna Sörensen (Lund University) - urban areas and flooding.
Prof. Per Becker (Lund University) - risk management.
Prof. Thomas Sterner (University of Gothenburg) - climate policy instruments.
14.15 Chaired discussion with the audience moderated by Dr. Kimberly Nicholas.
Registration for this event is not possible.
This event is co-organized by the national Strategic Research Areas BECC and MERGE, together with the Thematic Collaboration Initiative LU Land.
BECC is a collaboration between Lund University and University of Gothenburg in Sweden. BECC brings together more than 350 scientists from the natural and social sciences to perform research on the combined consequences of anthropogenic emissions, climate and land-use changes on biodiversity and ecosystem services on multiple scales, to provide a scientific basis for the sustainable management of ecosystems and biodiversity.
MERGE brings together more than 150 researchers collaborating across five Swedish universities - Lund University, Chalmers, University of Gothenburg, KTH, and Linnaeus University - and SMHI, to form a cutting edge research environment with a focus on the interactions between the climate and the terrestrial biosphere, and on the development and application of detailed process models, climate models and Earth System models.
LU Land is a thematic collaboration initiative at Lund University, focusing on issues related to sustainable land-use. LU Land consists of more than 60 researchers and almost 30 societal actors.
About the event
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researchers, societal actors and students
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