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18 November 2021

Management information

Last Friday we launched the hybrid version of the Friday Management information and talk, combined with breakfast served in the lunchroom of the 3rd floor. We are working on finding the best technical solution, so please have patience. Tomorrow we are looking forward to meeting you again. The Management info on Fridays is one of two central channels of internal communication, this newsletter being the other. It is therefore recommended that you join/read, not to miss important information. Also, when planning other events, please try to avoid them overlapping with the time of the Friday Management info and talk.

Next Friday November 26, we make an exception and are instead happy to direct you to Maria Blasi Romero’s doctoral thesis defense in Environmental Science in the Blue Hall in the Ecology building and online, starting at 9:00. There will be no Management information or talk in the lunchroom next Friday, instead we hope you will take the opportunity to listen to Maria.

In December, you have even more possibilities to get together with your colleagues. On 10 December we will hold a traditional Lucia celebration, and 14 December is the date of the CEC Christmas party. The invitation for the Christmas party is attached.
Register and save the Christmas party date to your calendar –

We have now been working for some time in this situation where people are working online or at the office to various extent. To facilitate for each other when trying to get in contact, please follow these general recommendations: be accessible in Teams during working hours, indicate in your outlook calendar if you are busy or not, and indicate on your door when you are back in the office.

We are again experiencing shortage of office space, meaning we solve the immediate needs first, and other requests might have to wait a little longer. If you have concerns, please talk to your line manager.

By the end of this semester, you will have the possibility to discuss your work situation and progress in the yearly follow-up talk with your line manager. The follow up talks are a part of the annual cycle for staff appraisals (utvecklingssamtal), the other steps being staff appraisals and salary-setting appraisals/salary appraisals (lönesättande samtal/lönesamtal). In this follow-up talk you and your line manager has a dialogue about and evaluation of the goals you and your line manager agreed upon in your staff appraisal held this spring, as an input to the coming salary-setting. The talk is also an important measure for the management to keep an eye on the work environment, especially during times of working from home, so please take the opportunity to bring up any issues that you might have in that perspective. Your line manager will give you more information of how and when the talk will be taking place. More information below:
Salary review
Salary setting factors
Salary setting appraisals
Salary appraisals

Installation of a projector in the lunchroom on level 3 on 24 November.
During the installation we will not be able to use the lunchroom and the installation might last until the afternoon. Please be prepared to make other arrangements for your lunchbreak.

Fresh fruit
Fruit is now being delivered on a weekly basis, on Tuesdays. You will find the fruit in the C corridor, on level 3 in the Ecology building.


William Sidemo Holm will leave CEC at the end of November, after working with ecological-economic modelling in the Constraints project and coordinating a BECC action group. He will be taking up a new position at Agrifood Economics Centre from 1 December to continue his work with ecological-economic modelling as well as his engagement in the Constraints project in collaboration with Mark Brady. In addition to this William will be producing analyses for the Swedish Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation in relation to agri-environmental policy.


Friday Breakfast Talk
Friday, 19 November @ 9:45 – CEC Management information and fika

Friday, 26 November @ 9:00 - Public defence of doctoral dissertation in Environmental Science: Maria Blasio. Blue Hall, Ecology building and on Zoom.
Save the event to your calendar -

24 November @ 18:00 – 20:00 - 'The most inclusive COP ever' - reality or an empty promise? Listen to COP26 observers from Lund University in a discussion regarding inclusivity in COP26, but also within the broader work on climate change. AF-Borgen.
Event information and registration

24 November @ 8:30 – 9:30 - LU Land seminar series on wild pollinators
Welcome to a seminar series on wild pollinators, co-arranged by LU Land and the County Administration Skåne! Lecturer during the coming event will be Lars Pettersson from the Department of Biology, who is in charge of the Swedish Butterfly Monitoring Scheme.
Monitoring of pollinators - why, where and how? | Centre for Environmental and Climate Science (CEC) (

25 November @ 9:00 – 12:00 SRA Workshop Series
Social and environmental impacts across contexts - bringing in global perspectives -

1 December @ 8:30 – 9:30 LU Land breakfast seminar #11
Welcome to the next LU Land breakfast seminar with the title “Is continuity forestry the solution to future challenges?”. Invited speakers are Ida Wallin (formerly SLU, now Freiburg University/Germany) and Peter Ask (Sveaskog), and the discussions will be moderated by Marianne Hall (CEC).
LU Land Breakfast seminar #11: "Is continuity forestry the solution to future challenges?" | Centre for Environmental and Climate Science (CEC)

Climathon is a hackathon for climate solution that is organized simultaneously in over 100 city’s all around the world. Climate-KIC@LU organized Climathon in Lund on the 25-29th of October. The 5 day event was a great success with over 50 participants. All most as many experts, staff, jury members, workshop leaders and others helped the participants out in creating the climate solutions of the future.
Climathon in Lund 2021 |

Available daily newspaper subscriptions
CEC subscribes to the Swedish daily newspapers Dagens Nyheter and Sydsvenskan and CEC employees may use the web versions. Contact stina [dot] johannesson [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (stina[dot]johannesson[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se) to get access to the log in information.

CEC in the media

Hot topic: "COP26 must deliver"
Markku Rummukainen was interviewed by several media related to the climate conference COP26 in Glasgow.
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They look into the climate of the future
The researchers at Hyltemossa research station, Tobias Biermann and Thomas Holst, are interviewed about their measurements of greenhouse gases and air pollutants.
Article in Lantbrukets Affärstidning (ATL) –

This is how the Brunnshög citizens can opt out of the car in the future
Box bikes for lending and a points system for carbon-efficient travel choices. This year's students at Climathon Lund, arranged by Climate-KIC, focused on problem solving related to sustainable mobility.
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Article in Skånska Dagbladet –

Subsidies for fossil fuels need to decrease
Markku Rummukainen is interviewed in Swedish radio on the need to stop investing in fossil fuels to mitigate the climate change effects.
Radio feature in Swedish Radio's Vetenskapsradion Klotet -

More areas with PFAS leakage will be found
More areas will be found with leakage of PFAS substances that can be hazardous to the environment and health, says Johanna Alkan Olsson in interview.
Radio feature in Swedish Radio’s P4 Kristianstad –

Difficult to calculate the effects of political climate proposals
Markku Rummukainen comments on SVT's survey which shows that the parliamentary parties can not calculate how large emission reductions the climate proposals in their budgets would lead to.
Video feature and article on Swedish Television –

The municipality of Lund must dare to think innovatively
Lund Climate Council, including e.g. Johanna Alkan Olsson and Roger Hildingsson, writes debate article on what climate measures they think the municipality needs to take.
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How will life be affected by climate change?
Markku Rummukainen explains, in simplified Swedish, how life will change due to climate change.
Article in 8 Sidor – Nyheter på lätt svenska –

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 [dot] erling [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (anna_maria[dot]erling[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se) orstina [dot] johannesson [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (stina[dot]johannesson[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se)
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The CEC newsletter is sent to employees and those that are associated with CEC. The newsletter is sent out on Thursdays every second week. If you have anything you would like to add to the newsletter, please send your information to karin [dot] hofvendahl [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (karin[dot]hofvendahl[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se) no later than Tuesday the same week.