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Joint BECC and MERGE spring meeting 2019: The Sustainable Development Goals

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Conference
Most of us have heard about the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. But what do they really mean to our research, and how can we harness them to make our research more relevant, better connected and more readily funded?

The planning process for next year’s BECC and MERGE joint spring meeting has already started. To be sure you do not miss it please save the date!

The meeting will be held in Gothenburg on May 7-8 in 2019. 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.

Information on keynote speakers and the agenda will follow in the coming months.

Confirmed speakers:

Ingrid Petersson. Director General of the Swedish Research Council Formas, Chair of Swedish Delegation for the 2030 Agenda

Alexander Popp. Senior Scientist, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. He is Head of Land-use Management Group and Co-chair of land-use modelling group.

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 (SDSN NE)

Jan Pettersson. Professor of environmental atmospheric science and Director of Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development, GMV.

Måns Nilsson. Executive Director of SEI

Time: 
7 May 2019 11:00 to 8 May 2019 13:00
Location: 
Conference Centre Wallenberg, Gothenburg
Contact: 
lina.nikoleris [at] cec.lu.se

About the event

Time: 
7 May 2019 11:00 to 8 May 2019 13:00
Location: 
Conference Centre Wallenberg, Gothenburg
Contact: 
lina.nikoleris [at] cec.lu.se

Centre for Environmental and Climate Research, CEC

Sölvegatan 37
223 62 Lund, Sweden

Visiting address
The Ecology building, Sölvegatan 37, Lund