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Torsten Krause comments on the exploitation and deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon

Rainforest "No matter what happens in real time politics, some damage is already done”. Researcher Torsten Krause comments on the newly elected Brasilian president Jair Bolsonaro’s plans for deforestation and exploitation of the Amazon. 

LUCSUS presents new travel policy to reduce work-related emissions

travel LUCUS today, 11th December, presents a new travel policy for staff and associated researchers. It sets out a number of commitments aimed to reduce work-related emissions and takes effect from January 2019. Reducing flying amongst staff is the number one priority, since flying is the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in academia.

New research projects at LUCSUS: climate change, flying and sanitation

Sky and birds The disproportionate impacts of climate change on vulnerable groups, art for the SDG:s, and political and personal stories about flying and climate change. This is the focus of three LUCSUS projects that recently received funding from Formas. 

New research article on perennial agriculture

Hand holding crops. In their recently published paper, Wim Carton and Lennart Olsson argue that perennial polycultures informed by natural ecosystems promise more sustainable agroecosystems – that has the potential to revitalize the economic foundation of farming and hence rural societies. The paper was published together with the Land Institute in Kansas, USA.

"New challenges surrounding land are facing the population" - Emma Johansson sets out on field trip to Cambodia

Farmer in Cambodia. LUCSUS researcher Emma Johansson is currently in Cambodia to study linkages between land, water and food.

Chad Boda: The 9th Summer Institute in Economic Geography: reflections on self-critical disciplinary development 

Monastery Het Pand in Belgium, one of the locations for the Summer Institute in Economic Geography. Chad Boda recently attended the highly competitive 9th Summer School in Economic Geography. This is a brief reflection on his experience.

How municipal climate networks can improve their impact - new research article

German city. Climate networks aim to strengthen municipalities’ efforts to combat climate change. But membership benefits need to be much clearer communicated in order to utilise the networks’ full potential; and should highlight the importance of network membership to drive local climate politics forward, argues researcher Henner Busch.

Conference on loss and damage receives Formas grant

Hurricane LUCSUS Director Emily Boyd has received a grant from Formas to organise an international conference on loss and damage in spring/summer 2019.

Sanitation is more than toilets: informal settlements in India need community based ownership and state action

A locked toilet station in an informal settlement in the Santa Cruz area in Mumbai. – Sanitation is a major challenge in India. It is partly to do with the high population density, there are more people sharing the same space, and a historically higher cultural and religious acceptance of poor sanitation, says Sara Gabrielsson from Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies, LUCSUS.

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. 

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