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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. 

LUCSUS and LUMES research wins Environmental Research Letters 'Best Article of 2017'

Infographic Kimberly 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

Bigert & Bergström, Reverse Osmosis Plant, 2013. Foto: Jean-Baptiste Beranger © Bigert & Bergström. LUCSUS, in collaboration with Skissernas Museum, is organising the event Arts Meet Science, 27th April, during Lund University Sustainability Week. 

LUCSUS' researchers write opinion piece about water in Dagens Nyheter

Översvämning LUCSUS' 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

Bild på jordbruk från Uganda Research 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

Gender symbols International 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.

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