Start Seminar for the Research Programme “Sustainability and Resilience – Tackling Climate and Environmental Changes”
The new Research Programme Sustainability and Resilience – Tackling Climate and Environmental Changes (funded by VR, Formas and Sida) brings together Swedish and international research of high-quality to support poverty alleviation and sustainable development in low-income countries. Climate impacts on natural systems, and societal adaptation to those impacts, are key themes among the 10 new research projects funded within the programme (see list in attachment), three based at Lund University and affiliated with the BECC and LUCSUS environments. The workshop will provide an occasion for sharing knowledge and past experience of transdisciplinary research in the challenging context of promoting environmental and societal sustainability in the Global South.
Monday 6 March 2017 – open session
10.30- Coffee, registration and mingle
12.00 – lunch –
13.00 Introduction and welcome by the hosts, BECC and LUCSUS.
13.20 The programme Sustainability and Resilience – Tackling Climate and Environmental Changes – background, goals, expectations. VR, FORMAS and SIDA.
13.50 Introductory talk – Global Resilience Partnership (tbc).
14.10 Inspirational talk – sustainable development and ecosystem resilience on the international research agenda – Joyeeta Gupta, University of Amsterdam, UNESCO/IHE and Earth System Governance Project.
14.50 “Poster pitch” presentations by all projects – 2 mins each
15.10 Poster session with coffee and refreshments – mingle with somebody manning a poster about each of the 10 projects funded under the programme
16.00 Inspirational talk – systems science and stakeholder participation in decision making for sustainable development, Deniz Koca, BECC, Lund University
16.30 Inspirational talk – lessons from past research – good and bad, Anna Tengberg, LUCSUS, Lund University
17.00 Moderated panel discussion with invited experts and funders focused on opportunities and challenges of the planned research.
17.45 – close –
19.00 Dinner with informal discussions.
Register to Anna Boo (anna [dot] boo [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se) at the latest 24 February. Participation is free but places are limited. Researchers affiliated with BECC (LU and GU of course) as well as other LU researchers have first priority.