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Programme for the Conference on Loss and Damage 2019

 A picture of flooding. More than 100 researchers from all over the world will gather at LUCSUS for the very first international conference on loss and damage from climate-related events.

Research interview: Darin Wahl is excited about the idea of cultural narratives in connection with sustainability

Darin Wahl, researcher at LUCSUS. "My research interests spiral around ideas of change in core beliefs, and in embedded behavior patterns and practices."

LUMES students take on real world sustainability problems

Students from LUMES Batch 22 showcasing their Knowledge-to-Action projects. In LUMES, LUCSUS international master programme in environmental studies and sustainability science, students take on real world sustainability problems in their course module, Knowledge-to-Action. This year, students tackled overconsumption through setting up a centre for borrowing household items; devised an action plan to ensure that our universities become more sustainable, and explored the potential for art to affect social norms around flying.

Tree planting is no panacea for the climate

Tree plantations. Mostphotos. Wim Carton discusses why tree planting is not a panacea for the climate. According to him, too many studies and stakeholders fail to see that the method is inherently fraught and can take away focus from the need to drastically reduce emissions to meet our climate targets.

Music for the climate

musik för klimatet How do we manage and cope with the change that the climate requires? One can easily feel a sense of hopelessness when you are overwhelmed by information and facts about the situation and you may feel disconnected, rather than feeling ready to act. LUCSUS researcher Sara Brogaard believes that art and music can make a difference and spur to more reflection, dedication, and action. Together with the composer Claus Sörensen and the XL Big Band she has made a musical interpretations of climate research, resulting in the concert "Musik för klimatet".

Blog post: Hunting can contribute to forest governance

Loretoyacu River in Colombia in March 2019. Photo:Torsten Krause. Hunting has a bad reputation and is rarely considered in forest governance and conservation strategies. But what if, instead, we tried to learn from it? Blog post by researcher Torsten Krause.

Torsten Krause comments on the Amazon fires

amazonas The Amazon rainforest is burning at a record rate. LUCSUS researcher and Amazon expert, Torsten Krause, explains how they started and what can we do about it.

Kick off for LUCSUS new mentorship programme

mentorship mentors Today, on August 21, LUCSUS kicked off its new mentorship programme for researchers with a first meeting between the programme leader Katarina Billing and the mentors. 

Four ways to address challenges of urban solid waste: new policy brief developed for the City of Kisumu in Kenya.

Initiatives such as the Kisumu Waste Actors Network (KIWAN) must be encouraged to ensure the engagement and inclusion of waste collectors, recyclers, community organizations and entrepreneurs. Photo: Michael Oloko. “Better communication between different waste actors is paramount”. LUCSUS researchers present policy brief on how to address challenges linked to urban solid waste management in Kisumu, Kenya.

Segrasses have a hugely important ecological and economic role – new research publication 

Seagrasses A complex web of legislation, a lack of awareness about the benefits of seagrass meadows, and powerful interests all combine to make the governance, protection and maintainance of seagrass meadows difficult according to new research from LUCSUS. Meanwhile segrasses have a hugely important ecological and economic role in maintaining ecosystems and the tourism industry.

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