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2 June 2022

From the Management

Thank you everyone in the BBQ team for an excellently organized BBQ. The food, drinks, weather and company were just great! We are looking forward to meeting you all in person again in September, and in Teams for Friday info and fika already tomorrow.

The external CIG(B) expert panel is proceeding their work of investigating how operations within CEC, INES and Geology could be coordinated and organized within a joint department. Now the group would like to have your input by answering the short survey that you received from Per this Monday. We hope you will take the opportunity to share your experiences and thoughts. This is an important part of the investigation, and a possibility to influence the future of CEC. The deadline for completing the survey is 17 June.
Survey from the CIG(B) investigation group

At the end of June CECs Finance officer Eva Stengard will leave CEC for a position as Head of Finance at the Faculty Office at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Eva has been working at CEC for six years, and we wish her the best of luck with her new opportunity. There will be a possibility to say farewell to Eva on the last Friday fika on 17 June. The recruitment of a substitute will take place in short. We will come back with more information on who to contact in financial matters from 1 July.

The CEC research seminars are back! We welcome Lutz Merbolt head of the Agroecology and Environment Strategic Research Division at Agroscope. The talk will focus on the agricultural systems integrated research and development work carried out within the Mazingira Centre at the International Livestock Research Institute in Kenya over the last 8 years. Take this opportunity to join in person. Drinks and snacks will be available after the talk, a good opportunity to come and socialize with your colleagues! CEC research seminars - Climate-Smart agricultural production systems in Africa: current status, opportunities & needs - 15 June at 15:00 at Blue Hall, Ecology building or online.
Register for this event – (CEC) (

Public Holiday 6 June and admin team to visit Marint Centrum on 9 June
Please note that there will be no in person or online support from the administrative team on 6 June and 9 June.

Expense claims procedure from 1 June until 31 August
Between 1 June and 31 August, receipts and supporting documentation must be submitted by email or attached directly to the claim in Primula. Please note however that you must keep any original receipts and submit these to Camilla King directly or to Camilla’s mailbox in the Ecology building on level 3 at your earliest convenience. 
Expense Reports (CEC) (

Cheerful news in the corridors

Markku Rummukainen is, again, on the magazine Aktuell Hållbarhet’s list of Sweden's most powerful people in sustainability. Markku is ranked 31st. The motivation is: "One of Sweden's foremost climate experts. Our representative in the UN IPCC, where he participated in the completion of the sixth major report and its dissemination in Sweden and internationally. The main message is that climate action is urgently needed and that many measures are available".
Article in Aktuell Hållbarhet (Behind pay wall)

Swedish Climate Symposium – the Movie version, 4 minutes 😊
SMHI has made a nice film from the Swedish Climate Symposium, where they successfully explain the symposium in four minutes, and interviews Julia Kelly and Sara Winterfeldt.
Film and article (in Swedish mainly) at


Ping! BECC will announce 6 new postdoc positions end of August/early September. More information to come.

Working for a sustainable future: concepts and approaches
The course is designed to introduce key concepts, methods and vocabulary evolving in sustainability science, with input and examples across several disciplines. The aim is to give participants general knowledge needed to engage with confidence in the sustainability debate and reflect critically to integrate aspects of environmental, social and economic sustainability to their area of interest or research.
Registration and more information –


CEC Calendar (CEC) (

Friday, 3 June at 10:15 (CEC Teams) - CEC Friday management information and Friday talk; Understanding the impact of drought on semi-arid vegetation using a microclimate network in a data-deficient region. CEC researcher Hakim Abdi will present his research from Somaliland.
CEC Breakfast Talk on Teams

Friday, 10 June at 10:15 (CEC Teams) – CEC Friday management information and Friday talk.
CEC Breakfast Talk on Teams

Joint PhD Seminar - Bringing stakeholders in; supporting society in climate adaptation strategies as part of the PhD project – Last chance to register is today!
Tuesday, 7 June 2022 15:00 to 16:00. Joint PhD seminars on environmental challenges Research about where nature and society meet, and where environmental crises appear, is being carried out by PhD candidates across Lund University. Although using different methods and asking different questions, their topics intersect in ways whereby engaging in discussions can lead to improved understandings, new collaborations, and an enriched research experience. The seminar series is conducted by and for PhD students. It is a joint initiative by ClimBEco, CEC, LUCSUS, IIIEE and the Agenda 2030 graduate school. PhD candidates from other institutions, faculties and departments as well as advanced master-level student are welcome to attend.
Joint PhD Seminars on environmental challenges (CEC) (

Open house in Hyltemossa in collaboration with Vattenhallen
Saturday, 4 June 13:00 – 15:00 Hyltemossa research station is one of several ICOS stations for greenhouse gas measurements in Sweden. Experience the surroundings and take part of the latest research conducted at Hyltemossa.
Besök Hyltemossa forskningsstation - Världsmiljödagen 2022 (

Environmental risks with the reuse of construction and demolition waste
Wednesday, 8 June 2022 08:00 to 09:15. This event is held in Swedish. Welcome to a breakfast seminar where we will discuss potential environmental risks with the reuse of construction and demolition waste and how to assess them. At the seminar three PhD students from Lund University, Linnaeus University and Luleå University of Technology and we invite participant to discuss and ask questions.
Environmental risks with the reuse of construction and demolition waste (CEC) (

2nd PhD Conference on Sustainable Development, 6-7 October 2022
New ideas, research and opportunities to meet and share ideas are needed to identify and solve complex societal challenges. 6-7th of October, the Agenda 2030 Graduate School will organize a conference on sustainable development to showcase ongoing research and offer networking opportunities for PhDs with similar interests in sustainable development from the whole of Lund University. We invite for submissions of panels, papers, posters and other activities connected to the overall theme on sustainable development. Be creative regarding suggestions of themes or activities. Deadline for submission of panels, papers or other activities are 15th of August. There is no conference fee and the conference sessions will either be held on site or online.
2nd PhD Conference on Sustainable Development, 6-7 October 2022 | Sustainability Forum (

Log in information to newspapers

CEC subscribes to these newspapers:
Dagens Nyheter -

Sydsvenskan -
Aktuell Hållbarhet -

All CEC staff can use the online versions. Contact lena [dot] s%C3%B6derberg [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (lena.söderberg[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se) or any other admin to get the log in information.

CEC in the media

All politics is linked to the climate
Markku Rummukainen was interviewed by UNA Sweden/Svenska FN-förbundet on the IPCC and the Stockholm +50-meeting.
Samling för civilsamhället inför FN-miljömötet Stockholm +50 - Svenska FN-förbundet
Markku Rummukainen: ”All politik har klimatkoppling” - Svenska FN-förbundet

Theme week on Swedish Radio on biodiversity
Henrik Smith was interviewed in P1 Morgon about biodiversity and the current state of the world's species.
Nu startar temaveckan om biologisk mångfald - P1-morgon | Sveriges Radio

Tough political climate debate in Norrköping
The magazine Syre has written an article about the political debate – “Klimatet och valet”, related to the Swedish election this autumn – that was held during The Swedish Climate Symposium in Norrköping.
Article at

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)
Information about data protection at Lund University –

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