25 May 2018In 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.
17 May 2018LUCSUS 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.
15 May 2018Student journalist Lina Lockean join Director Emily Boyd in a reflection on the recent event Arts Meet Science - a day full of powerful conversations about the relationship between arts and science.
4 May 2018Agroecology is a better alternative than large-scale agriculture - both for the climate and for small farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to LUCSUS researcher Ellinor Isgren. This agricultural model preserves biodiversity and safeguards food supply while avoiding soil depletion.
24 April 2018"Empowerment of vulnerable groups is unlikely to arise through interventions from climate adaptation projects only. Yet, often these projects are seen as drivers for social change", says Stephen Woroniecki, PHD-candidate at LUCSUS.
10 April 2018Kimberly Nicholas and former LUMES student Seth Wynes' article on the four most effective personal lifestyle choices to reduce your carbon footprint has received the prestigous prize 'Best Article of 2017' from the journal Environmental Research Letters.
"Art can evoke an interplay between analytic thinking, facts about what we know , and toward where we imagine things may head " - Emily Boyd on Arts Meet Science
4 April 2018LUCSUS, in collaboration with Skissernas Museum, is organising the event Arts Meet Science, 27th April, during Lund University Sustainability Week.
4 April 2018LUCSUS' Director Emily Boyd and Professor Christine Wamsler, along with six other experts, argue in an opinion piece in Dagens Nyheter that climate change is not the only reason for floods in Sweden. The opinion piece highlights the need to reform current water management and governance in Sweden since the current approach is contributing to increasing risk of flood and drought instead of creating synergies for sustainable development.
Research interview: Wim Carton on perennial agriculture as a means to meet sustainability challenges and transform agriculture
20 March 2018Research on land and sustainable agriculture is at the core of LUCSUS’ work as a centre. In this interview, Wim Carton highlights work on perennial agriculture as a means to meet some of the challenges facing small-holder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa, and gives advice to researchers going in to the field.
International Women’s Day: Gender equality. Of special importance to a research centre such as LUCSUS, says Emily Boyd
8 March 2018International Women’s Day: Director Emily Boyd reflects that discussions of gender equality are of special importance to a centre such as LUCSUS which conducts research on sustainability issues worldwide.