Nov 21: Koldioxidbudgetreleasfest

Kom om mingla med oss på Kollaboratoriet för en kväll med tidigare och kommande Zennströmprofessorer i Klimatledarskap. Träffa andra forskare inom området samt studenter från Centrum för miljö- och utvecklingsstudier (CEMUS). Kollaboratoriet är till för att utgöra en mötesplats mellan universitetet och föreningar i Uppsala. Under kvällen finns även möjlighet att presentera eller berätta något i vårt “Speakers Corner”. Anmäl dig här för att delta under kvällen.

Join us for an evening mingle in Kollaboratoriet to celebrate the release of the Carbon Budgets 2020-2040 Reports commissioned by Swedish municipalities and regional governments (more information here). Find out more about this exciting research project and meet outgoing Zennström Climate Change Leadership Professor and lead author of the reports, Kevin Anderson, alongside previous and incoming Zennström Professors Doreen Stabinsky and Keri Facer.

About the project
In 2017, Järfälla municipality contacted the Climate Change Leadership (CCL) Node at Uppsala University  seeking a carbon budget for their municipality which was published later that year. When this report was completed, more municipalities contacted CCL to request similar carbon budget calculations. The great interest resulted in the project, “Koldioxidbudgetar 2020-2040” (Carbon budgets 2020-2040) starting in 2018 in collaboration with Ramboll. This ongoing project is characterised by a high level of collaboration and knowledge sharing between municipalities (kommuner), regional governments (län) and the Climate Change Leadership Node in order to produce reports that meet the needs and expectations of participating governing bodies. The reports consist of two parts: an individual carbon budget reports submitted to participating Swedish municipalities and regional governments; and a methodological overview of the carbon budget framework. The draft of the final report is available to view here.
About Kevin Anderson and the Zennström Professorship in Climate Change Leadership
Since 2015, Uppsala University has hosted the Zennström Visiting Professorship in Climate Change Leadership, part of a 10-year series of visiting professorships (2015-2025) funded by Zennström Philanthropies. The ambition of the initiative is to tackle some of the largest challenges climate change poses to humanity, by developing new solutions and enabling transformational change at the intersection of science, politics and innovation. Kevin Anderson, Professor of Energy and Climate Change at the University of Manchester and Deputy Director at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research was the second holder of this professorship, taking up the position in August 2016. He has pioneered research on carbon budgets and pathways to acceptable mitigation levels with a focus on Sweden and the UK.

Sign up here to be part of the evening. Anmäl dig här för att delta under kvällen.  Facebook event here