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Should scientists stop flying?

Decoupling knowledge from carbon in an age of climate change

Published Feb 22, 2017

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!

Date and Time: Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Sal 533, Teknikringen 78 A, KTH Campus (See:


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.

Belongs to: Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment
Last changed: Feb 22, 2017