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KTH Climate Action Centre partner up with Stockholm Environment Institute

KTH Climate Action Centre and Stockholm Environment Institute held a joint workshop on 9 December. Photo: Alma Berggren Ek.
Published Dec 21, 2022

Co-creation and new solutions are the focus of the new research collaboration between KTH Climate Action Centre and the environmental research institute SEI. The common goal is to speed up the climate transition in society.

SEI (Stockholm Environment Institute) and KTH have had a strategic collaboration for almost ten years. The organisations are now taking this one step further in the climate field, when SEI, a research institute for environment, policy and sustainable development, becomes the first knowledge partner to KTH Climate Action Centre.

”We fully subscribe to KTH Climate Action Centre’s ambition to take action to advance climate mitigation and adaptation in synergy with all the UN Sustainable Development Goals and see that this is an area where SEI’s mission of bridging science, policy and practice is at the core,” says Måns Nilsson, Executive Director at SEI.

The partnership will involve a continuous dialogue on what kind of research is needed to bring about a transformation to a climate-neutral and resilient society, which other actors need to be involved, how research can influence policy and decision-making, and how to communicate jointly around research-based knowledge on climate change.

“From a research perspective, it is a great advantage that our research at KTH and SEI complement each other in a way that makes it possible to both produce new results and have a greater positive impact on society,” says Francesco Fuso Nerini, Director and responsible for the Centre’s research.

Karin Larsdotter, Deputy Centre Director and responsible for collaboration, describes KTH Climate Action Centre as a new type of arena where different actors can meet to co-create both research questions and research results.

“To speed up the climate transition in society, different organisations need to work together. The partnership with SEI fits very well with this work, and we look forward to working together even closer, and also invite others from civil society and business to join us,” says Karin Larsdotter.

To develop new ideas and celebrate the partnership, the organisations had a joint workshop on December 9 at SEI. Climate adaptation, the Sustainable Development Goals, digitalisation and justice aspects are some areas that have been discussed.

”We look forward to strengthening the collaboration with KTH. The workshops held so far have been creative and inspiring. The next steps will be to concretize joint action in research proposals and outreach,” says Åsa Moberg, Senior Research Fellow at SEI and SEI Chair of the KTH-SEI strategic partnership steering committee.

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