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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.

Festive reflections on Arts Meet Science

Bigert & Bergström, “Reverse Osmosis Plant”, 2013 © Bigert & Bergström. Photo: Jean-Baptiste Beranger Student 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.

Agroecology: a better alternative in Sub-Saharan Africa

Agroecologicall farm Agroecology 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.

Nature-based Solutions to Climate Change: What is the Scope for Empowerment of Vulnerable Groups?

A village in the East of Sri Lanka that was spared the worst of the Asian Tsunami through protection by coastal forest. Such 'green infrastructure' is increasingly being recognised as a more sustainable alternative. © Stephen Woroniecki, 2017. "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. 

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