15 June 2018Lund University is part of the core team for Climate-KICs latest Flagship programme, eCircular, aiming to crack down on plastic waste and radically reduce the use of plastic materials.
28 May 2018In Tanzania, girls on their period avoid going to school, something that affects their opportunities for education. A new study from Lund University in Sweden shows that the menstrual cup could be a step towards better school attendance, and a life with more freedom.
24 May 2018Bioenergy is the largest form of renewable energy worldwide. It actually generates more energy than wind, solar and hydropower combined. In the coming decades a huge increase in demand of biomass for energy purposes is expected. Where will this biomass come from and what are the impacts of this increased usage? Is this a threat to biodiversity? Will it lead to food shortages? Will it lead to deforestation? Will farmer’s rights be respected in the developing world? Are there other issues to take into account?
24 May 2018What makes for a successful transition to a low-carbon energy system? Local involvement, perceived fairness and information sharing, according to new research from Lund University in Sweden.
15 May 2018"The thing about climate change which is really important is that it interlinks with so many other issues. That's why we have these interlinked global goals", says Emily Boyd, professor and director of LUCSUS, interviewed in the international podcast Influenced by Nature.
14 May 2018It is the last day of 2018’s Hållbarhetsveckan and Hållbarhetsfestivalen is filling Stenkrossen with activities ranging from workshops and discussions to plant- and clothes swaps. Sitting on one of the colourful, sundrenched benches is Emily Boyd, director for LUCSUS. Yesterday, she was one of the organisers for the full-day event Arts meet Science and today I join her in a discussion about this Friday’s powerful agenda and conversations.
14 May 2018Fem Fighters, a student working group from Hållbart Universitet at Lund University, creates a safe and inclusive space to think and discuss why gender matters when it comes to the changing climate. By making hard facts available, and heavy subjects accessible, they show that there will not be a sustainable society without equality.
2 May 2018Consumers are demanding cheaper clothing while more are becoming aware and reassessing their consumption: second hand rather than “fast fashion”. The sustainability challenges of clothing companies often have to do with long supply chains – and the consumers’ demands. But together, consumers, businesses and politicians can change the fashion industry, according to Johan Jansson, researcher in business administration.
2 May 2018The European Union will ban the world’s most widely used insecticides from all fields due to the serious danger they pose to bees.