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Should scientists stop flying? Decoupling knowledge from carbon in an age of climate change

Conference
Should scientists stop flying? Decoupling knowledge from carbon in an age of climate change
28 March, 2017 - 10:00 - 12:00, Stockholm Sweden

Open seminar at CSD - Uppsala Centre for Sustainable Development

Warmly welcome to a joint KTH-Uppsala Seminar with Kevin Andersson, Uppsala University’s Zennström Professor in Climate Change Leadership at the Centre for Sustainable Development (Cemus).

Date and Time: Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Sal 533, Teknikringen 78 A, KTH Campus, Stockholm (See: https://goo.gl/maps/kdHLC1gSTp32).
Registration: https://goo.gl/forms/uvmeL9bV68WRf55h2

How can academics, universities and research institutions reconcile the seemingly contradictory agendas of internationalization and rapid transitions to fossil-free futures?

Knowledge about the root causes and impacts of global climate change is produced by leading universities and research institutions around the world. However, researchers and academic institutions continue to pursue agendas that deliver ongoing rises in their emissions. From the CO2-emissions associated with extensive travelling, to current financial dependencies on high-carbon operations and investments, the universities’ own impact and the opportunity to lead by example, should surely be at the frontline of the academic debate on climate change.

The event will feature a welcoming speech by Göran Finnveden, Vice-president of KTH, a presentation by Kevin Andersson, Zennström Professor in Climate Change Leadership, Uppsala University, and Deputy Director of Tyndall Centre, UK and be followed by responses and a panel discussion with academics, research funding agencies and state institutions. The event will wrap up with concluding remarks from Sigbritt Karlsson, President of KTH.

Join us for this challenging and crucial conversation on the relationship between post-carbon sustainability, mobility and knowledge production!

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