Joint BECC and MERGE spring meeting 2019: The Sustainable Development Goals
This year’s BECC and MERGE joint spring meeting will be held in Gothenburg on May 7-8 in 2019 and is organized together with Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development (GMV). It is a lunch-to-lunch meeting and will take place at the Wallenberg Conference Centre.
All BECC and MERGE members are welcome!
This year’s meeting theme is ‘The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)’.
How are BECC and MERGE stakeholders adapting to the new development agenda?
And how can our research contribute to Sweden’s implementation of the 17 SDGs?
At the 2019 spring meeting we will meet stakeholders, learn about their implementation efforts and identify knowledge gaps. Our goal is to further enable BECC and MERGE researchers to convey the relevance of their research with regard to the SDGs and the capacity of Swedish stakeholders to implement them.
Want to join but forgott to register before deadline? Contact Lina Nikoleris immediately at lina [dot] nikoleris [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se
May 7, 2019
11.30 – 13.00 Registration
11.45 – 13.00 Lunch at Wallenberg Conference Center
13.00 – 13.10 Welcome
13.10 – 13.30 Experience working with Agenda 2030 / GMV
Jan Pettersson, Professor of Environmental atmospheric science and Director of Gothenburg Centre for
Sustainable Development, GMV.
13.30 – 14.15 Merging global modelling with sustainable development goals: an international perspective
Stephen Sitch, Professor in Physical Geography at the University of Exeter and leader of Joint UK Land Environment Simulator, JULES
14.15 – 14.30 BECC/MERGE speed talks - Paul Miller, MERGE
14:30 – 14.45 Coffee
14.45 – 15:30 Bring the goals together. Interactions between the 17 SDGs
Katherine Richardson, Professor in Biological Oceanography and leader of the Sustainability Science Centre,
University of Copenhagen and Co-Chair of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network Northern Europe
15.30 – 15.45 BECC/MERGE speed talks - Johan Ekroos, BECC
15.45 – 16.30 Agenda 2030 in Sweden and research funding
Ingrid Petersson. Director General of the Swedish Research Council Formas,
Chair of Swedish Delegation for the 2030 Agenda
16.30 – 16.50 Leg stretcher
16.50 – 17.05 BECC/MERGE speed talks - Cecilia Akselsson, BECC
17.05 – 17.40 Summing up. Joint discussion.
Moderator in discussion with Fredrika Lagergren Wahlin, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, responsible for issues regarding outreach and cooperation at University of Gothenburg
17.40 – 18.00 Short break
18.00 – 21.00 Dinner at Wallenberg conference center
May 8, 2019
09.00 – 09.10 Welcome day 2
09.10 – 10:00 SDG and the science policy interface – tools for supporting an integrated approach
Måns Nilsson. Executive Director of SEI
10:00 – 10.10 Introduction to break out groups
10.10 – 10.20 Coffee + find your group
Thematic session 2: Local implementation of Agenda 2030
Anders Bergström County Administrative Board of Västra Götaland
Martina Persson, Härryda Municipality
Åsa Knaggård, Political Science, BECC, Lund University
11.50 – 12.00 Leg stretcher
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch at Wallenberg conference center
Want to join but forgott to register contact Lina Nikoleris immediately at lina [dot] nikoleris [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se