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November 27th 2020

From the management

The current CEC Board has had its last meeting and decided on the Plan of Operations and budget for 2021. The plan will soon be available in Swedish at the link below, and in English after translation.

The process of finalising the new CEC organisation and management for 2021 is still ongoing. This week the Health and Safety Representatives will be informed, followed by negotiations with the employee organisations. After that, in mid to end of December, formal decisions will be taken by CEC and the Faculty of Science. You will be informed about the plans on Friday, 11 December and in the coming newsletters.

On Thursday, 10 December at 9:00 you are most welcome to join online when Sha Ni will defend her thesis in Environmental Science 'Tracing marine hypoxic conditions during warm periods using a microanalytical approach'. The calendar event for Sha Nis defence:

In December, there are even more possibilities to meet. Save the date, more information to come!

Ceremony to thank Henrik for more than 20 years as director of CEC - Tuesday, 15 December at 15:00

End of year Friday Breakfast and Season’s Greetings - Friday, 18 December at 10:15

Time reports, Travel Expense reports and Invoices for December 2020
Due to the holidays, the deadline for submitting time reports and receipts for travel expenses in Primula is earlier than usual. Please ensure you submit your reports already now. For payment to be made in December, the deadline is 3rd of December. For payment in January 2021, the deadline is 21 December 2020. If you are submitting a time report including working days December 22-31, please submit it as soon as possible but no later than January 2nd.

If you have employees who submit time reports, it is your responsibility to ensure that they receive the information above.

Invoices in Lupin (Proceedo) must also be processed before 21 December 2020. Invoices that come in after 21 December 2020 must be approved no later than 10 January 2021.

Please contact irene [dot] bergstrand [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (Irene Bergstrand), lena [dot] soderberg [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (Lena Söderberg), camilla [dot] king [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (Camilla King) or eva [dot] stengard [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (Eva Stengard) if you have any questions.


We warmly welcome student worker Daniella Andersson who will be joining the team at Sustainability Forum. She will be coordinating the participation of LU’s student associations at Sustainability Week 2021 (3-8 May). 

We’re hiring, please spread the word

Project Coordinator to CEC, PA2020/3442 -
Last application date: 1 December 2020

Post-doctoral fellow in ecosystem service modelling, PA2020/3633 -
Last application date: 6 December 2020


CEC Friday Breakfast Talk - Friday, 27 November at 10:15. Anna Maria Erling will give an update from the management team and Maria Johnsson from the LU Library and Maggie Hellström from INES will make a presentation on Research Data Management – what´s on at Lund University.

For an updated list of CEC events see the CEC calendar (English version)

CECs Friday talk is held in the group ‘CEC’ on Teams at 10:15. You should have received an invitation to the team “CEC“ – if not use this link to Teams or use the code: 293u3aw in the “Teams” panel to the left.

Researchers’ Night live from Vattenhallen – 27 November
Several CEC researchers join the European Researchers’ Night to present their research at the Vattenhallen Science Center’s event on Friday, 27 November. The theme for this year is “Research for a sustainable future”. You can follow the live presentations (in Swedish) via the Facebook event at 10.00-13.00:
Digital Forskarfredag 27 november –
Event info at webpage of Vattenhallen Science Center -
More about the European Researchers’ Night

LU Land Breakfast seminar #3: Solar cell parks, land use and biodiversity – 2 December at 8:30. LU Land invites relevant researchers and societal actors to join us for discussions about the pro's and con's of solar cell parks on arable land, their effects on land use and biodiversity, and the possibilities to find synergies for potentially conflicting societal goals. The event is held in Swedish. Find more information and registration visit CEC’s webpage.

Alternative Proteins Stakeholder Networking Event – 8 December from 9:00 to 16:30.
This event aims to bring together various stakeholders from Nordic and European countries. This is a unique opportunity to share knowledge and explore potential collaboration opportunities
For more information and how to register visit the event’s webpage.

BUP Webinar series: Implementing sustainability at universities 8 December 2020, 12 January 2021, 9 February 2021 and 9 March 2021
How can we implement sustainability at universities in respect of teaching, research and campus greening? Programme and registration is available on the BUP webpage  

Suggestions on how to achive environmental sustainability in Skåne
The County Administrative Board of Skåne are looking at what measures to take in order for the county to reach the sustainable development goals of Agenda 2030. The Board will finalise their report in February 2021. Suggestions can be submitted until the end of 2020 on the Skånes Miljömål website.

New synthesis on the biophysical influence of land-use and land-cover changes
Wilhelm May and Paul Miller have co-authored a new synthesis which “aims to lay the foundation for an improved understanding of the biophysical influence of land-use and land-cover changes on regional climate and terrestrial ecosystem change in Sweden, and to outline a roadmap for developing tools that support the formulation of policies and decision-making by policymakers”.
Download full synthesis at the CEC webpage.

Comments on the ongoing UN Climate Dialogues event
Climate researcher and Sweden’s IPCC representative Markku Rummukainen comments on the ongoing UNFCCC Climate Dialogues and the ways forward in the global climate work:
Global climate dialogues to boost climate work - article on CEC’s newspage

CEC in Media

Climate change is causing stronger hurricanes
Willi was interviewed on SVT about a new study on the correlation between climate change and stronger hurricanes Klimatförändringarna ger kraftigare orkaner – (In Swedish)

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 Erling or Stina Johannesson.
anna_maria [dot] erling [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (anna_maria[dot]erling[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se)
stina [dot] johannesson [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (stina[dot]johannesson[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se)
See more information about data protection on the Lund University website 

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