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28 April 2022

From the Management

It was so good to see as many of you at the Staff Day last Friday! It was obvious that meeting and have a chat with new and old colleagues in real life was something we have missed for a long time. We learned a lot about each other and urban planning, and there were many nice words written down, you will hear them all being read out loud in the coming Friday fikas. Finally, a huge thank you to Camilla, Cerina, Johanna and Helena for making the day for all of us!


If you were unable to attend, or long for the next possibility, the opportunity is not far away. On 24 May you are invited to the CEC BBQ outside the Ecology building. Invitation is attached, register before Tuesday, 17 May.
Register for the BBQ

From the autumn semester Helena Hanson will be the student counsellor of undergraduate and advanced studies in Environmental science, replacing Yvonne Persson. During a handover period for the rest of this semester, they are working side by side. Yvonne will stay on as the Director of undergraduate studies.

Marianne Hall will be supporting Henrik Smith in the investigative assignment regarding the development of CEC as a cross-disciplinary center initiated by the Faculty, replacing Anna Ekberg who is on part-time sick leave. We will be updated on the development of the assignment along the way. 

Sustainability Week 2 – 7 May 2022

All events:
Events held in English:

Events by CEC/CEC staff:
Lunch lectures at the University Library on 3 and 4 May.
Helena Hanson from CEC is giving a lecture on 3 May at 12:00 – 12:30 (in Swedish).
Hållbarhetshörna på Universitetsbiblioteket | Hållbarhetsforum (

Biodiversity - the new CO2 for financial markets
6 May 11:00 – 12:30 - Leading researchers in finance, ecology and cultural geography discuss the necessary challenges facing the financial system when it comes to biodiversity. The event is held in Swedish.
Biologisk mångfald – det nya CO2 för finansmarknade –

This week we have heard the following cheerful news in the corridors:

Romain Carrié has been awarded a scholarship from Konung Carl XVI Gustafs 50-årsfond för vetenskap, teknik och miljö (King Carl XVI Gustaf’s 50-year anniversary fund for science, technology and environment), and will receive 85 000 SEK to use in research about the importance of pollinators for the conservation of wild plants in semi-natural grasslands.

Congratulations Ullrika Sahlin who has been promoted to Senior lecturer in Scientific assessment (vetenskaplig bedömning).

Johan Kjellberg Jensen won the “best presentation” competition at BLAM 2022 (Biology in Lund Annual Meeting) and therefore gets a travel scholarship of 10 000 SEK.

Henrik Smith has been appointed as a new member in the Swedish Climate Policy Council. He will take up his position on 1 July. The new members (three in total) replaces three persons for whom appointments have expired: Markku Rummukainen from CEC, Karin Bäckstrand and Sverker Sörlin.

What have we missed and what do you want to share? Please contact anna_maria [dot] erling [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] seabout (anna_maria[dot]erling[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se) about things that may be of interest!


Communications officer Stina Johannesson will leave CEC and the Agenda 2030 Graduate School for a new job at SLU Alnarp. She will work for a new knowledge centre, called Trees For Me, focused on sustainable forest management with a particular focus on deciduous trees. Stina will work 50 % for CEC/the graduate school from 1 May and will leave Lund University on 1 June. Recruitment of Stina’s replacement is in progress. Anna Maria will take over Stina’s tasks until a replacement is found.
About the knowledge centre Trees For Me (in Swedish) –

We welcome the following new persons to CEC:

Project assistants Adam Bates, Sandra Blasiusson and Emma Lindblad are working with Yann and Veronica in the DrivenBy Pollinators project.

With start in May and for the next 18 months, Researcher Maria Blasi Romero will work on the project: Mitigating negative effects of land-use intensity in small-scale land-sparing strategies for farmland biodiversity conservation, together with Peter Olsson, Johan Ekroos, Henrik Smith and Lars Eklund (INES).

Postdoc Jennifer Hinton will join the Agenda 2030 project working on post-growth with Johanna Alkan Olsson and two other postdocs and researchers from the School of Social Work, School of Economics and Management and LUCSUS. Jennifer will work with issues that concern what types of changes in the labour market, health and care sector, community, education and spatial planning may facilitate a diminishing demand for welfare. What sort of governance across private, public and civil society actors at various regulatory scales may this suggest? Jennifer will use both theoretical and participatory approaches in her work.


New locks on teaching localities in the Ecology building.
The new locks are less complicated than the normal Salto-locks in that they function as a normal lock with a key, except that to “lock” or “unlock” with the knob you need an LU-card with access. The default is that all these localities are always open, as before. If you need to lock a teaching locality (usually because you have microscopes, computers etc that you have to leave there over lunch or during a whole course) Henrik will give you access to do so on your LU card. For a few localities (Heden and Ängen) it is still possible to lock manually (without an LU-card), so please do not do that.  Mossen is in the process of being reprogrammed we await a reprogramming of the locks so they shall soon work as the rest.

Parking permit for rental cars
If you rent a car that is not for one of the Biology courses (but e.g. for your research project), please do remember to arrange for the parking permit needed when it arrives/is delivered, so you avoid getting a fine. Neither the Library nor Biology Education has parking tickets available for this, sorry.


Tips for application writing
Are you struggling to writing an application for a call on sustainable development? Do not despair! We have summarised 9 tips for you to think about, to facilitate the writing process.
See the short video and read more –

Call for workshop proposals within the research area of Sustainability
Young researchers (PhD + max 10 years) are given the opportunity to submit a WS topic, plan the WS, and then run it during the Research and Innovation Week 15-18 Nov in Fukuoka, Japan. The workshop can be half day/ full day. Support is available from a senior researcher as well as some administrative support regarding connection of WS to the rest of the conference programme. Travel and accommodation is covered by MIRAI2.0. This is an opportunity not to be missed!

Deadline for submission: 1 June 2022. Submission through this online registration form (
Complete information in the attached pdf. Any questions, feel free to pose them either to mirai [at] gu [dot] se (mirai[at]gu[dot]se) or to Helena Balogh, Project manager LiU-MIRAI2.0 helena [dot] balogh [at] liu [dot] se (helena[dot]balogh[at]liu[dot]se)


CEC Friday management information and breakfast
Friday, 29 April at 10:15 (breakfast from 9:45) in Kitchen on level 3 or on Teams.

Come celebrate the first winner of Lund University Agenda 2030 Award
5 May at 13-15 in Magle konserthus, Magle Stora Kyrkogata 4, Lund
The award ceremony will be an afternoon filled with inspiring highlights of early career scholars at Lund University and their work for a sustainable future. The award ceremony will take place on site and will not be recorded. The event is held in English.
About the event, the award and how to register –

LU Land Breakfast seminar #15
4 May at 8:30 - 9:30 LU Land Breakfast seminar #15: Negative emission technologies and the risk of delayed or deterred climate mitigation – the case of biochar | Centre for Environmental and Climate Science (CEC) This event is held in Swedish.

Lund University to hold open discussions on communicating science
1 June at 15:00 - 18:00 A panel discussion on how to communicate research in a time when the competition for the public’s attention is fierce. This event is held in Swedish at Skissernas Museum.
Register for this event (

ICOS Cities talks
Wednesday 20 April 2022 at 9.30 Urban airflow/meteorology and meteorological modelling in cities. Speaker: Sue Grimmond, Professor of Urban Meteorology

Wednesday 11 May 2022 at 9:00 How to keep your data tidy, safe and reusable (also by others)
Speaker: Maggie Hellström, PhD nuclear chemistry and physics, Associated Professor in Physics at Lund University

Book on invasive plants
A new book, edited by Johanna Alkan Olsson and Helena Hanson features short essays by researchers that highlights different perspectives on invasive plants in Swedish nature. The book is in Swedish.
New book on invasive plants | Department of Service Management and Service Studies (

Log in information to newspapers

CEC subscribes to these newspapers:
Dagens Nyheter -

Sydsvenskan -
Aktuell Hållbarhet -

All CEC staff can use the online versions.
Contact stina [dot] johannesson [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (stina[dot]johannesson[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se) or any other admin to get the log in information.

CEC in the media

New members of the Swedish Climate Policy Council
The Swedish government has appointed Henrik Smith as new member of the Swedish Climate Policy Council. The council evaluates the government's overall climate policies and its foundations and methods. On 1 July Markku Rummukainen and two other members step down as members of the council, in accordance with the council's plan for succession.
Press release by the Swedish Climate Policy Council –
Article in Miljö & Utveckling -
Article on the CEC newspage –

Comments on the latest IPCC report
Markku Rummukainen has given additional interviews on the latest IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report, Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change.

Article in Dagens Nyheter –
Article in Norrbottens-Kuriren –

Article in ETC –

Additional coverage on new research project on biodiversity and the financial system
The research programme ”Pathways towards an efficient alignment of the financial system with the needs of biodiversity (BIOPATH)”, with Lund University as host, gets additional media attention. Ullrika Sahlin, Johanna Alkan Olsson, Henrik Smith and William Sidemo Holm from CEC are part of the programme.
Article in ATL – Lantbrukets Affärstidning –
Article in Sak & Liv –

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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