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7 October 2021

Management information

The government eased the Covid-19 restrictions last week, but some of them still apply. This means that we continue to stay home when we feel sick, wash our hands often and keep distance. Also, the vice-chancellor’s decision of a plan for a gradual and adapted return to campus still applies until 1 November.Specifically, the following applies during the gradual return at CEC:

  • Keep a distance of at least 1 m to other people.
  • Use every second chair in the lunchroom.
  • Only a restricted number of persons in meeting rooms and lecture halls, see the sign on the door and/or in Time Edit.
  • Only one person at the time in the smaller offices.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your line manager.
COVID-19 regulations, guidelines and recommendations that will apply as from 29 September –

Covid-19 information regarding staff/PhD Student –

Gradual return to the office –
When returning to the office, there are also some practical things to consider. To make the use of the kitchen work smoothly, it’s everyone’s responsibility to respect some simple rules. You have been assigned to a shared group with kitchen duties, please find your group, week and more information in an email sent by Karin Hofvendahl last week. Please return any mugs, glasses, plates etc from your office to the kitchen, there is a shortage of these in the kitchen. And finally, please check and empty your physical mailbox as it may be full. From now on it’s your own responsibility to check it regularly.

Last but not least, it was good to see some of you at the after work arranged this week. It was obvious that many of us had a need to connect and catch up, and we hope to see more of you soon.


CEC researcher Hakim Abdi is nominated for the WWF’s Environmental Hero award.
Hakim is nominated in the category biodiversity for his important work, including promoting awareness about nature and its positive effects on people’s health, both physical and psychological. In his free time, he arranges birdwatching trips to increase people’s knowledge about Malmö’s bird population and to get people out to experience nature.
Nominations for the Environmental Hero award 2021 –
Follow Hakim on Twitter –


We warmly welcome our three new colleagues within the Sustainability Forum office: Ronja Karvinen, Katelin Markcrow and Terese Thoni. Ronja and Katelin will join us as student coworkers (studentmedarbetare) and will support student influence in the university’s strategic sustainability efforts through work with communication and activities. Terese will join us in early December and work as program coordinator (utbildningskoordinator) to stimulate and encourage the integration of sustainability aspects into education.

We are happy to welcome Associate Professor Oliver Sonnentag back to CEC until next Friday. Oliver is a guest researcher from Université de Montréal, Département de géographie, Canada. His hosts at CEC are Natascha Kljun and Henni Ylänne. Read more here:
Oliver Sonnentag’s profile –

We’re hiring, please spread the word!

Doctoral student in Environmental Science: Urban Ecotoxicology, PA2021/3136
Last application date 25 October 2021


Friday Breakfast Talk:
Friday, 8 October at 10:15Hanna Holm from K2 is presenting ‘Collaboration and external relations at Sweden's national centre for research and education on public transport’.
Friday, 15 October at 10:15 – Johanna Alkan Olsson and Helena Hansson from CEC are presenting.

LU Future Week
LU Future Week, with the theme “Breakthroughs”, will take place 18-24 October. Don’t miss the CEC-related activities! The research schools Agenda 2030, COMPUTE and AI Lund will arrange a seminar on AI and sustainable development:
From Robots to Rust: Artificial Intelligence and Sustainable Development – Lunds universitet

Markku Rummukainen will take part of a discussion related to the European Green Deal (in Swedish):
EU:s gröna giv – hur effektiv är den? - Lunds universitet

The whole programme:
Framtidsveckan 2021 - Lunds universitet

Sustainability Forum SDG autumn workshops
26 October: Finding opportunities for solving real world problems -
Theme: Policy and international research development
15 November: SDG 7 Affordable and clean energy: The goal is to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030 -
Theme: Proposal writing

25 November: Social and environmental impacts across contexts - bringing in global perspectives -
Theme: Proposal writing

Lunchtime guided tour at Skissernas Museum - Andreas Eriksson – Weavings, sketches. Thursday, 7 October and Friday, 8 October at 12:30 to 13:00
Employees at Lunds University are invited to a 30-minute guided tour of the exhibition Andreas Eriksson – Weavings, sketches.  The exhibition highlights the creative process behind Andreas Eriksson textiles. The tour is conducted by museum coordinator Frida Stenmark and will be held in Swedish. Spots are limited, please send an email with the preferred time and the name of your institution to visning [at] skissernasmuseum [dot] lu [dot] se (visning[at]skissernasmuseum[dot]lu[dot]se) to register for a spot. Tours are free if you bring your LU-id card. 
Skissernas Museeum – Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art

A new look at breakthrough innovation – how women can change the world! - 22 Oct 13.30-16.30
We want knowledge and research findings generated at Lund University to be put to use, improving people’s lives. But are our ideas about gender holding innovation back? How do we make room for a diversity of ideas? How can Lund University contribute to creating sustainable and gender equal projects and companies? And how do you do to embark on an innovation journey when pursuing an academic career? Join us for an this inspiring talk with innovative researches from LU and journalist and bestselling author Katrine Marçal! 
How to sign up -

Open lectures on environment and climate
Swedish Society for Nature Conservation in Lund, Lund City Library and Sustainability Forum at Lund University invite to a series of lectures and panel debates every semester. This semester starts on 20 October, on the theme sustainable mobility. Anna Persson, CEC, will talk about urban nature on 17 November. The time is 18.00-19.30 Wednesday evenings at Lund City Library, Atriumgården. No charge. All lectures are in Swedish. (In Swedish)

Sustainability Week 2–7 May 2022
Sustainability Week is an annual event in Lund organised as a joint venture by Lund University and the City of Lund. Sustainability week serves as a platform for bringing together ideas, for raising public awareness and for inspiring sustainable change. Next Sustainability Week will be held 2–7 May 2022. The project group invites employees and students at Lund University to send suggestions for subjects, events and participants. What sustainability issues do we want to raise in the debate and what does the latest research say? What challenges need more attention? We are happy to see collaborations across faculties and together with societal actors.

Sustainability Week in Lund

Welcome to read a summary of the recent ClimBEco summer meeting.
Summary of ClimBeco summer meeting 2021 –

CEC in the Media

Hakim Abdi was interviewed on local radio, P4 Malmöhus, Sveriges Radio, after being nominated for the Environmental Hero of the Year-award (“Årets miljöhjälte”) by WWF.
Lundaforskaren Hakim Abdi kan bli Årets miljöhjälte - P4 Malmöhus | Sveriges Radio

Markku Rummukainen was interviewed in Vetenskapsradion, Sveriges Radio, about the decrease of multiyear ice on Arktis.
Isläget på Arktis - väldigt lite flerårsis - Vetenskapsradion Nyheter | Sveriges Radio

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) or
stina [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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