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Newsletter # 2 2018 is out now!

March 2018 Get monthly updates on research, events etc. in the sustainabilty area at Lund University.

The First Talk: Sustainability!

Talk Sustainability 9 march 2018 Seventeen goals, twelve years to go. How can academia make a difference?

WATCH: Sea level rise urgently requires new forms of decision making: study

Flagler Beach, Florida US cities facing sea level rise need to look beyond traditional strategies for managing issues such as critical erosion and coastal squeeze, according to new research from Lund University. Civil society initiatives must now play a crucial role in adapting society to climate change, the study argues.

Human and nature in symbiosis

BECC theme leaders In recent years, ‘ecosystem services’ has become an increasingly common concept within the research community, as well as in municipalities, public authorities and industry. In simple terms, ecosystem services can be described as the benefits humans gain from nature’s ecosystems, for example regarding the food we eat, the air we breathe, purification of the water we drink, the bioenergy we use to heat our homes, the wood that is made into paper, houses and so on. The list is long and the value hard to estimate.

Climate models point the way towards the future

Birgitta Svenningsson and Paul Miller The climate issue is one of the biggest global societal challenges of our time. Research on where the climate is heading is an important part of that work, both to monitor the impact of emission reductions agreed between countries worldwide in Paris 2015, but also to be better prepared for the elements of climate change we will not be able to avoid. A climate model developed by researchers from Lund University and other institutes is becoming increasingly significant in view of the next major international climate report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Talk: Sustainability 9 March – The way forward for the Global Goals

global goals Seventeen goals, twelve years to go. How can academia make a difference?

Major investment in more environmentally friendly solar energy

sol Chemistry professor Kenneth Wärnmark at Lund University in Sweden has been awarded SEK 35 million for a research project about using iron molecules to develop solar cells and solar fuel. The grant is aimed at producing cheaper and more environmentally-friendly materials that can capture the energy of the sun.

Intensified irrigation threatens agricultural productivity

irrigation High concentrations of salt in agricultural soil is an environmental problem that has plagued human civilization from its very beginning. Also in modern times, salinization of soils is a problem restricting agricultural productivity.

Oxygen in the World’s Oceans is Declining, Scientists Reveal Dangers and Solutions

Low oxygen i oceans In the past 50 years, the amount of water in the open ocean without oxygen has gone up more than four-fold. In coastal water bodies, including estuaries and seas, low-oxygen sites have increased more than 10-fold since 1950.

December issue of Sustainability News from Lund University

SDG Read the latest issue with news on research and events in the sustainability area from Lund University:

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