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Our events at the Sustainability Week in Lund 2024

Text about the sustainability week on a blue background. Illustration.

Sustainability Week is an annual event where Lund University and the Lund Municipality invite you to participate in sustainability activities. It is a week full of discussions and lectures, serious issues and hopeful visions for the future. Here you can find all the events of the week with participants from the Centre for Environment and Climate Science.

Monday 8 April - Friday 12 April

Searching for the Global Goals - Exhibition at the Biology Library

8 - 12 April 2024 08:00 to 17:00 | Exhibition
The Natural Sciences Library will create a mini-exhibition with posters where we present our institutions' research output in relation to a selection of the most tagged SDGs. For these SDGs, we will also show the most common keywords linked to the publications tagged with the respective goals. The Biology Library presents Goal 13: Combat climate change and Goal 15: Ecosystems and biodiversity. The exhibition is in English. 
Read more about In search of the Global Goals - Exhibitions and activities at Lund University libraries -

Tuesday 9 April 

Four solutions to the climate crisis: restoring wetlands

9 April 2024 08:30 to 09:30 | Lecture
High greenhouse gas emissions have been a recognised problem for over a hundred years. At the same time, the phase-out of fossil fuels is slow. Different ways to reach the net-zero emissions targets are highlighted in the current debate, and discussions about ultimate solutions are loud. During Sustainability Week, we highlight four options and discuss the opportunities and risks from the perspective of science. Today's breakfast seminar explains and discusses wetland restoration. Is it a partial solution for the climate where the potential is not realised? The event is held in Swedish.
Fyra lösningar på klimatkrisen: Återställning av våtmarker (in Swedish) -

Environmental detectives in hiding - how inspectors expose environmental crime

9 April 2024 12:00 to 13:00 | Lecture
Did you know that environmental crime is the third largest illegal activity in the world? Even in Sweden, the activity is increasing and the country's inspectors in the environment, health protection and food sector play an important role in detecting the cases.

This seminar will give you an insight into the daily life of food and environmental health inspectors and how they work together with other authorities to stop crime and protect people and the environment. The event is held in Swedish.
Detektiver i det fördolda – så avslöjar inspektörerna den växande miljöbrottsligheten (in Swedish) -

Wednesday 10 April

LU Land at Sustainability Week: Exploitation of agricultural land - are we taking sufficient consideration of the different values of land?

10 April 2024 08:15 to 10:15 | Seminar
Agricultural land has many socio-economic values that are difficult to estimate. It contributes to a living countryside, can contribute to the storage of carbon in the soil, it is important for our current and future food supply and can be exploited to build, for example, housing, commercial activities and solar parks. When deciding how to use the land, these values need to be weighed against each other. But how are trade-offs between the different values of land managed today? Are there the right tools to reduce the risk of overexploitation or are new methods and solutions required? The event is held in Swedish.
LU Land på Hållbarhetsveckan: Exploatering av åkermark - tar vi tillräcklig hänsyn till markens olika värden? (In Swedish) -

Award ceremony for the Agenda 2030 Award for Sustainability

10 April 2024 15:00 to 16:30 | Other
Welcome to attend the ceremony for Lund University's Agenda 2030 Award. The programme will be announced shortly, but we can promise that there will be a celebration of the winner, inspiring presentations, climate-themed music by the Malmö trio Changes Now! and mingling over snacks and drinks.
Lund University's Agenda 2030 Award aims to promote innovative research on sustainable development by researchers at the beginning of their career at the university. The event will be held in English.
Lund University Agenda 2030 Award Ceremony -

Biodiversity and business - what happens when companies value nature?

10 April 2024 17:00 to 19:00 | Other
Nature is not only an asset but also a risk factor for the economy. In recent years, interest in biodiversity has increased from companies and banks, while expectations for accountability and reporting have escalated. What happens when companies try to manage nature's values? How can companies become agents of change that reduce negative impacts on biodiversity and promote positive development? 
During Sustainability Week in Lund, HållBAR is being organised with the theme of biodiversity and business. The event will be held in Swedish.
Biodiversity and business - what happens when companies value nature? -

Thursday 11 April

Come and dive into the Baltic Sea (without getting wet)!

11 April 2024 13:00 to 14:00 | Seminar
Lund University and the Marine Centre present their research environment with a focus on marine ecosystems, blue industries and circular water use. Come and learn more about Hanöbukten, our research and how you can become part of it through a thesis or internship! 
Come and dive into the Baltic Sea (without getting wet)! -

Friday 12 April

Panel discussion on nature-based solutions: Can they tackle climate, biodiversity and health challenges?

12 april 2024 10:00 to 11:30 | Seminar
How can nature be used to address climate change and biodiversity decline and foster human health? Welcome to a panel discussion on nature-based solutions, where actors from Social Science, Natural Science and Lund Municipality discuss possibilities and challenges of using nature to tackle multiple societal challenges. The event will be held in English.
Panel discussion on nature-based solutions: Can they tackle climate, biodiversity and health challenges? -