- Lysekil Folkets hus
- October 6, 2023 - October 15, 2023
- Friday, 8:00AMto17:00PM (Everyday)
- Mistra Geopolitics and Formas
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Mistra Geopolitic’s Eva Lövbrand, Professor at Linköping University, is leading a project on fossil-free societies and contributes to a dialogue between politicians, industry, and local community representatives at the cultural week held in Lysekil 6-15 October 2023.
On October 6, Eva Lövbrand, Professor at Linköping University, will lead a panel discussion on just climate transitions with representatives from Fossil-Free Sweden, the Swedish Climate Policy Council, the Alliance for Just Transitions, LO and local community representatives from Lysekil, Luleå and Slite.
The panel discussion will be held during the cultural days in Lysekil on Sweden’s west coast, and will open the art-exhibition entitled ‘Omställning’ (Transformation).
- 17.00 in Biografen: Panel dialogue with representatives from Fossilfritt Sverige, Klimatpolitiska rådet, LO, Alliansen för rättvis klimatomställning, and local actors from Lysekil, Slite and Luleå.
- 18:30-19:30 in B-salen: Opening of the art exhibition “Omställning” produced in collaboration with citizens of Lysekil, Slite and Luleå.
- Arts exhibition “Omställning” open between 13.00-19.00
- Svante Axelsson, Fossilfritt Sverige
- Åsa Persson, Klimatpolitiska Rådet
- Karin Bäckstrand, Stockholms Universitet
- Marika Rivera Palmer, LO
- Emmy Lennevald -Calli, Alliansen för Rättvis Klimatomställning/Hyresgästföreningen
- Karolina Samuelsson, Kommunordförande Lysekils kommun
- Annie Pettersson, Vuxenskolan Lysekil
- Jenny Ekerljung, Luleå Kommun
- Helena Högberg, Slite
- Leo Rudberg, Ta tillbaka framtiden
The places, politics and ethics of the fossil-free society
Researchers from Linköping University study how a fair climate transition can take shape in dialogue between decision-makers, companies and civil society. Their study is conducted in three cities – Lysekil, Slite and Luleå – all of which are heavily dependent on fossil-intensive industries for local jobs and tax revenue. The study aims to understand how the fossil-free transition shapes people’s stories about their city, their living conditions and future path choices.
Politics and background
In 2017, the Swedish Parliament adopted a climate policy framework that aims to transform Sweden into a fossil-free welfare state. The ambition is for Sweden’s climate transition to be fair and broadly anchored in society.
Eva Lövbrand is a senior lecturer at Linköping University. Her research focuses on the knowledge politics of the environment. She explores how ideas, knowledge claims and expert practices are enacted, legitimated and used in global environmental politics and governance. Eva contributed with her research in the Mistra Geopolitics programme phase I, Geopolitics and Security in the Anthropocene.
Ylva Rylander is the press contact for Mistra Geopolitics. Ylva is a Communications and Impact Officer at Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI). As a core member of SEI’s communications team and previous Press Officer of SEI, Ylva writes and edits press releases and creates news stories. With over 15 years of experience in public relations, awareness raising and external communication, she also provides strategic advice to SEI and Mistra Geopolitics researchers to help them maximize the impact of their research.
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