Act-Sustainable-Research-Conference, 18-19 Nov

Warmly welcome to the premiere of Act Sustainable Research Conference, a conference for researchers at Chalmers or the University of Gothenburg who want to strengthen their contacts with sustainability-oriented researchers and research networks from other disciplines, increase their knowledge about the challenges that lie ahead and learn how their research can impact society. The digital conference is organized as part of Act Sustainable, the joint sustainability week by Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg..
We have less than 10 years to transform our world, in order to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The UN Global Sustainable Development Report for 2019 The Future is now: Science for achieving sustainable development (2019, pdf)* states that more ambitious, more transformative and more integrated responses are urgently needed, in order to succeed. Furthermore, the report highlights the need for evidence-driven pathways to transformation and points to the indispensable role of science.

How can research at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers contribute in this transformation, how can we take advantage of the knowledge and contacts we have in our research and for research utilization purposes, and what can do to favor research that aims to redirect development in a more sustainable direction? These are some of the questions that the conference wish to address.

Call for abstracts is open until 20 September  - read more here

Confirmed key notes
We are happy to confirm the following key notes for the main conference

- Katherine Richardson, Professor in Biological Oceanography, leader of Sustainability Science Centre at the University of Copenhagen and co-author of the UN-report the Future is Now.

- Christian Azar, Professor in Energy and environment at Chalmers University of Technology, and policy advisor to two Swedish Prime Ministers, to all Swedish environment ministers between 2002 and 2014, and to the EU commissioner for the Environment Margot Wallström

- Merrit Polk, Professor and head of department at the School of Global Studies at the UNiversity of Gothenburg, previously head of the development of a transdisciplinary methodology for joint knowledge production and capacity building between universities, private, semi-private and public organizations at Mistra Urban Futures

- Gabriel Wikström, Swedish national coordinator for the 2030 Agenda, and former Minister with responsibility for public health and health care issues.

- Anna Jöbörn, CEO at Mistra and former Director of the Science Affairs Department at the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management

- Haileselassie Mehdin, country director for Ethiopia at World Resources Institute and previously director of Institutional Development and Senior Research Fellow at the Environment for Development (EfD) in Sweden

- Jan Pettersson, director of Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development, GMV and Professor at the Department of Chemistry & Molecular Biology at the University of Gothenburg

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Starts: 18 November, 2020, 09:00
Ends: 19 November, 2020, 16:00

Published: Mon 07 Sep 2020.