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LUCSUS part of new international research project on migration

båt LUCSUS' researchers Lennart Olsson, Anne Jerneck, and Mine Islar will lead a work package in the new research project, Migration Governance and Crises, MAGYC. The project will explore how European policies are influenced by political crises triggered by migration. It gathers 13 partners from different European countries, as well as from Lebanon and Turkey. 

Citizen activist movements can invigorate local politics

Photo: Marc Lozano/CC BY-SA 2.0 (the photo is cropped). By adopting methods used by activist citizen movements, municipal level politics can become more inclusive and even pave the way for sustainable transformations. Mine Islar, from LUCSUSy, has studied the politics of Barcelona en Comú, an activist citizen platform that came to power in the municipality of Barcelona in 2015.

Swedish citizens need more support to handle the effects of climate change

Skyfall Malmö 2014 A changing climate means that citizens will have to take more action to safeguard their lives and property from extreme weather events. At the same time, there are great differences in people’s capacities and resources to do so. In a new PhD dissertation from LUCSUS, researcher Ebba Brink asserts that it is about time that the Swedish climate debate considers the role of individuals also when it comes to the effects of climate change.

Emily Boyd on LUCSUS and the Sustainable Development Goals

LUCSUS and Lund University Staff Holding up the SDG:s – The SDG:s can help us as a sustainability centre to reflect around impact and how we are contributing to the goals. Where does our research sit in this context, and how can we make it more relevant to stakeholders and communities?, says Emily Boyd.

Tackling Agenda 2030 through SIGHT Fellows Programme in Global Health Leadership

SIGHT LUCSUS researcher Vasna Ramasar has been appointed as fellow to the SIGHT Fellow Programme in Global Health Leadership. 

Developing a Swedish national strategy for disaster risk reduction – new LUCSUS research project 

High water Christine Wamsler, Professor at LUCSUS, has been commissioned by The Swedish Civil Contingency Agency (MSB) to conduct a research project on the potential of developing a Swedish national strategy for disaster risk reduction (DRR) and resilience.

EU biofuel regulation is not sustainable long-term

Biodrivmedel “On a smaller scale, biofuels can be a good alternative for public transport, but we cannot solve the climate issue by simply replacing fossil fuels with biofuels. Instead, we must reduce our energy consumption, as the total energy consumption within road transports is not decreasing”, explains David Harnesk, researcher at the LUCSUS.

Climate change: uncertain future for favourite wines

Purple grapes Wine connoisseur with a taste for Pinot noir? You probably need to rethink your position. Wines made from the most popular grapes could disappear because of climate change, according to LUCSUS researcher Kimberly Nicholas.

Menstrual cups could help girls attend school in Tanzania

bertha.jpg In Tanzania, girls on their period avoid going to school, something that affects their opportunities for education. A new study from LUCSUS shows that the menstrual cup could be a step towards better school attendance, and a life with more freedom. It could also play a part in reducing waste in the country.

Impact: Opinion piece in Dagens Nyheter leads to panel debate in Almedalen 2018

Vatten LUCSUS researchers Emily Boyd and Christine Wamsler, along with six other experts, recently co-authored an opinion piece on water in Dagens Nyheter. This sparked a number of reactions, not least from the Swedish Minister of Environment, Karolina Skog. It has also lead to a panel debate being organised at Water Forum during Almedalen, the democratic and political week taking place in July 2018 in Visby.

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