Should scientists stop flying?
Decoupling knowledge from carbon in an age of climate change
Time: Tue 2017-03-28 10.00 - 12.00
Location: Sal 533, Teknikringen 78 A, KTH Campus
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How can academics, universities and research institutions reconcile the seemingly contradictory agendas of internationalization and rapid transitions to fossil-free futures?
Knowledge about the root causes and impacts of global climate change is produced by leading universities and research institutions around the world. However, researchers and academic institutions continue to pursue agendas that deliver ongoing rises in their emissions. From the CO2-emissions associated with extensive travelling, to current financial dependencies on high-carbon operations and investments, the universities’ own impact and the opportunity to lead by example, should surely be at the frontline of the academic debate on climate change.
The event will feature a welcoming speech by Göran Finnveden, Vice-president of KTH, presentation by Kevin Andersson, Zennström Professor in Climate Change Leadership, Uppsala University, and Deputy Director of Tyndall Centre, UK and be followed by responses and a panel discussion with academics, research funding agencies and state institutions. The event will wrap up with the concluding remarks of Sigbritt Karlsson, President of KTH.
Join us for this challenging and crucial conversation on the relationship between post-carbon sustainability, mobility and knowledge production!
Speakers: Sigbritt Karlsson, President of KTH, Göran Finnveden, Vice-president of sustainability, KTH, Kevin Anderson, Zennström Professor in Climate Change Leadership, Uppsala University, and Deputy Director of Tyndall Centre, UK.
The talk by Kevin Anderson will be followed by a panel discussion with on How could academia lead the way towards post-carbon sustainability? moderated by Eric Paglia (Swedish Defense University)
Kimberly Nicholas (Associate Professor of Sustainability Science, Lund University Center for Sustainability Studies)
Marco Armiero (Director, KTH Environmental Humanities Lab)
Erik Westholm (Professor, Department or Urban and Rural Development, SLU)
Anneli Ekblom (Director, Center for Sustainable Development - CEMUS, Uppsala University and SLU)
10:00 Introduction and welcome, Göran Finnveden (KTH Vice President)
10:10 Climate Change Leadership – from personal and institutional responsibility to systems change
Kevin Anderson, Zennström Professor in Climate Change Leadership, Uppsala University, Centre for Sustainable Development (CEMUS).
10:50 Panel: How could academia lead the way towards post-carbon sustainability?
11:50 Concluding remarks, Sigbritt Karlsson (KTH President)
12:00-13:00 Light lunch and mingle
Date and Time: Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (followed by light lunch)
Location: Sal 533, Teknikringen 78 A, KTH Campus ( )
This is a joint KTH-Uppsala University Open Seminar with Kevin Andersson, Zennström Professor of Climate Change Leadership, Uppsala University, and Deputy Director of Tyndall Centre, UK.