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11 March 2021

From the management

Congratulations to Julia Kelly who successfully defended her thesis yesterday and is now a Doctor in Environmental Science.
About Julia Kelly on CEC Staff Pages

Be on time when applying for funding
Are you planning to apply for funding this spring? Please note that all applications must be approved by the CEC director beforehand. This applies to all applications where a researcher at CEC is the main or co-applicant or the application involves funding of positions at CEC, whether the application involves co-funding or not. To make this work smoothly, please contact research coordinator Marianne Hall as soon as possible. To get a formal approval from the CEC director, you need to hand in a short list of facts to Marianne Hall at latest one week before deadline, and hand in the “Full cost application” to the economist Eva Stengard two days before deadline. More information and check list below, as well as in a separate email sent out by Marianne on 5 March 2021.
marianne [dot] hall [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (marianne[dot]hall[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se)
Apply for funding – CEC Checklist -

The CEC Board
CEC’s new Board have had their first meeting, where the interpretation of CECs new mission and the role of the Board was discussed. Also, the Financial annual report of 2020 was presented, and project manager Cheryl Sjöström was appointed as the new Coordinator of the Research School ClimBEco. Names of Board members and minutes are available on the CEC website. 
The CEC Board –

Call for interdisciplinary postdoc projects
Lund University is launching an interdisciplinary research programme focusing on Agenda 2030 and sustainable development. The call is aimed at post-doctoral positions within various cross-disciplinary projects. The projects are not merely intended to be platforms for the post doc´s career development but shall also constitute a base for national and European research funding applications and for future excellence centers. Potential projects are to be proposed by researchers at Lund University. A project must involve a minimum of three faculties at Lund University. Collaboration with external stakeholders will be considered favorably. A ranking will be implemented by an external evaluation panel. The call will open on Tuesday 16 March and more information is to be published on the webpage of the Research Board. Deadline for application is 7 May. So, time to make use of your networks!
Article on Lund University Staff Pages –
Research Board Website –

Transfer of personal data outside the EU and EEA (Schrems II)
The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) underlines that agents considering the transfer of personal data to countries outside the EU and EEA (referred to as third countries) must first ensure that this data has essentially equivalent protection in the country to which it is to be transferred. This means that transfer to a third country needs to be identified and assessed as to whether the legal conditions are still met. The transfers can regard issues such as when personal data is transferred to a third country within the framework of a research collaboration. The transfer of personal data between the EU and EEA and the United Kingdom can continue in its present form until mid-year 2021. Please address any questions to the Data Protection Officer at Lund University.
dataskyddsombud [at] lu [dot] se (dataskyddsombud[at]lu[dot]se)
Read more about transfer of personal data to a third country on the Staff Pages


CEC Calendar (in English) –

CEC Friday Breakfast Talk
Friday, 12 March 2021 @ 10:15 – Horizon Scanning with Juliana Dänhardt and Maria von Post
Friday, 19 March 2021 @ 10:15 - Anna Ekberg will present what is going on within the field of collaboration, related to the Plan of Operations.

Friday, 19 March 2021 @ 13:15 - Measuring Impacts of Climate Change
Climate researchers are not the only ones doing climate-relevant research. Welcome PhD and advanced master-level students to the Joint PhD seminar. Three presenters from three faculties share their contributions to the study of climate change impacts. A Zoom link will be sent to registered participants. See the calendar event, including registration details on the CEC Calendar.
Event details and registration –

Reminder - Call for abstracts - Knowledge for Sustainable Development - Lund University Research conference
What can the research community at Lund University bring to the table to advance the knowledge for sustainable development? At this conference, we ask researchers at Lund University for research contributions and pitches to the matchmaking event, that relate to the conference themes. The call for abstract closes on 21 March 2021.
Call for abstract –

Survey on commute by car
We are a group of students studying a course within the master's in applied climate strategy, where we have the task of developing Lund University's sustainability plan. Within the framework of the project, we would like to investigate how university-employees who commute to work by car respond to changes in parking policies. The google-survey is linked below and takes 3 minutes to complete.

Survey in Google Forms –
We are very grateful for your participation!
Kind regards,
Mikaela, Sanna, Hanna och Love

Log in to online newspapers
CEC is subscribed to the daily Swedish newspapers Dagens Nyheter (DN) and Sydsvenskan. When we’re back in office – so will the paper versions be, but until then you can use the online versions. Please contact stina [dot] johannsesson [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se to obtain log in details. 

CEC in the media

The news with Anna Persson asking for the public’s help in reporting the first bumblebee queen of the year got extensive media attention all over Sweden and was covered by e.g.
TV4 Nyhetsmorgon –,
Vetenskapsradion –,
Extrakt –,
SVT Nyheter Skåne and Blekinge –,
Sydsvenskan –,

Aftonbladet –,,
Natursidan –,
Swedish radio P4 in:

Blekinge –,
Malmöhus –,
Kristianstad –,
Göteborg –,

Värmland –,
Västernorrland –,
and TT, Skånska Dagbladet, Hällekiskuriren, Tidningen Syre, Tidningen Lundagård, Sydöstran, Blekinge Läns Tidning, Österlenmagasinet, Ljusnan, 8 sidor – nyheter på lätt svenska, Norrbottenskuriren, Västervikstidningen, Ystads Allehanda, Tidningen Ångermanland, Örnsköldsviks Allehanda, Falukuriren, Norra Skåne and Avesta tidning.

Markku Rummukainen is interviewed on the insufficient decrease of greenhouse gas emissions on Sveriges Radio.
Vetenskapsradion Nyheter – and
Vetenskapsradion Klotet –

Markku also participated in a chat on climate and weather in Expressen.
Expressen chat on climate and weather –

Roger Hildingsson, teaching at CEC, and former CEC/Sustainability Forum employee Ludwig Bengtsson Sonesson participated in the project developing school material on “Life beyond the fossil society”.
Press release on Expertsvar –

Lund University invests 100 MSEK for future sustainability research
Article in Lundagård –
Article in Skogssverige –

Article on Lund University webpage –

More LU News

LU-gemensamt Mejlutskick Nr 7, v 8-2021 (PDF 547k, new tab)
LU-gemensamt Mejlutskick Nr 8, v 9-2021 (PDF 399k, new tab)

Pictures, and videos during your time at CEC – GDPR
During your time at CEC there will be pictures taken and videos shot at staff meetings etc. If you do not wish to appear in photos, videos etc. please notify Anna Maria Erling or Stina Johannesson.
anna_maria [dot] erling [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (anna_maria[dot]erling[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se)
stina [dot] johannesson [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (stina[dot]johannesson[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se)
Data protection at Lund University.

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