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September 19th 2019

CEC Newsletter September 19th 2019


From the management

The Lund University Strategy for sustainable development 2019-2026 was decided today. The Strategy clarifies that LU should integrate sustainability aspects in all education, research, collaboration, development and management. The Vice Chancellor comments the Strategy in his blog today. The Sustainability Forum has been leading the work in writing the strategy. For more information contact Anna Ekberg. The Strategy can be found here (in Swedish).

Lund University and the town of Simrishamn have signed a collaboration agreement following 5-year funding from Region Skåne, to work together on issues concerning the environment in the southern Baltic Sea and Hanöbukten area. This agreement opens up for possibilities to conduct various, interdisciplinary research in collaboration with Marint centrum in Simrishamn. CEC will be Lund University's coordinator of the initiative. For more information contact Maria Hansson. See also Marint centrum’s Swedish website.

ClimBEco had a successful summer meeting last week at the Kristineberg marine research station in Lysekil. PhD candidates of the research school got to know one another and get exposed to multiple ways of seeing and researching on biodiversity.

The new PhD students of the Agenda 2030 Graduate School are in town! Some of the doctoral students of the new Agenda 2030 Graduate School have arrived in Lund and been introduced to the city and their coming research studies. Follow their journey on Twitter and Facebook. All 17 PhD students of the Graduate School will have arrived by spring 2020.

Health and safety representatives

The Health and safety representatives at CEC is from now on Niklas Boke Olén, with Wilhelm May as a substitute. You can contact either of them to get advice, support and guidance in work environment related issues. Read more here.


For an updated list of events see the CEC calendar (English version). Below the most relevant during the coming weeks.

CECs Friday breakfast fika is served from 9:30 to 10:15 in the CEC lunch room and most Fridays a presentation starts at 10:15.

Tomorrow Friday September 20 Annelie Johansson, Environmental Director at the County Administrative Board Skåne, and colleagues will inform on important issues regarding the environment, climate and nature conservation in Skåne related to their work.

Next Friday September 27 Emily Poppenborg Martin will give a talk on Combining landscape and functional trait research to build ecological intensification in crops.

Welcome to the CEC family activities in the Botanical Garden during the Lund Culture Night on Saturday 21 September at 12-18. There will be a birdhouse exhibition by children from several schools in Skåne, bee hotel building and opportunities to learn more about pollination etc. from your skilled research colleagues. See CEC’s activities at Kulturnatten (in Swedish). Moreover, during Kulturnatten, a new exhibition “The Earth and climate through the ages“ produced by the Strategic Research Areas BECC and MERGE will be inaugurated at Vattenhallen Science Center. See Vattenhallen at Kulturnatten (in Swedish).

CEC Staff day on September 26 with the theme Getting to know CEC better. More info here

On October 2 the third CEC Fellows concept seminar on Scenario takes place. Researchers from different fields give their perspectives on the Scenario concept, with ample room for questions and discussion. Read more and register here before September 25.

Please note that RQ20 plans for Lund University site visits during the time period 4-8 May 2020. It is advisable not to book any other activities during this period.

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 or stina [dot] johannesson [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se. See more information about data protection at Lund University.

CEC in media

Below you can find a few examples. You can find the total coverage here, but only in Swedish. To read the full newspaper articles for free, search in the Media Archive available via the LU Library portal here.

Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is at a record high
Markku Rummukainen was interviewed in Kristianstadsbladet on how humans influence climate and the climate crisis.

Cooperation between CEC and Marint Centrum in Simrishamn
Ystads Allehanda (behind pay wall), Sveriges Radio Kristianstad and Lokaltidningen have covered the news that Lund University and  Marint Centrum in Simrishamn have signed an agreement about cooperation. A common research and innovation environment will be established in Simrishamn. Coordinator is Maria Hansson at CEC.

International students learn about sustainability goals in Lund
Johanna Alkan Olsson was interviewed in Sydsvenskan about her and Helena Hanson's course on sustainability and human rights where students from Kenya, Indonesia and Turkey participated.

What if we paid countries to protect biodiversity?
Forskning & Framsteg has interviewed Nils Droste on his research about different design options for an intergovernmental biodiversity financing mechanism. A socio-ecological model (which means that both protected areas and development justice count), where rich countries pay countries that are the farthest from reaching the global conservation goals, was the one that proved to be the most efficient. International websites, like AlphaGalileoLabrootsScienceDaily and Innovation Toronto have also covered the study. 

What impact are the fires in the Amazon rainforest having on climate change?
Markku Rummukainen was interviewed in Sveriges Radio on occasion of the Amazon fires. (Only in Swedish.)

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The CEC newsletter is sent to employees and those that are associated with CEC. The newsletter is sent out on Thursdays every second week. If you have anything you would like to add to the newsletter, please send your information to Karin Hofvendahl, no later than Tuesday the same week.

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