- Norrköping, Sweden
- Norrköping, Sweden
- May 16, 2022
- All Day
- Mistra Geopolitics
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SMHI, the Strategic Research Areas MERGE and BECC, and the Bolin Centre for Climate Research are pleased to announce that the inaugural Swedish Climate Symposium will take place on 16–18 May in Norrköping, Sweden.
At the Symposium, Nina von Uexkull, Lisa Dellmuth, Maria-Therese Gustafsson and Maxine Leis from Mistra Geopolitics and many other scientists and experts, will showcase Sweden’s contribution to climate research in a broad sense, with links to the IPCC reports.
Climate change impacts human society, the physical environment and the ecosystems we depend on. The publication of the 6th Assessment Report (AR6) of the IPCC in 2021 & 2022 represent the latest landmark summary of our understanding of the physical climate system and how it is changing in response to human activity, as well as the impacts of climate change, mitigation options, and adaptation needs.
Plenary sessions in the inaugural Swedish Climate Symposium 2022 will highlight the main conclusions of the AR6 and its consequences for Sweden. A series of topical parallel sessions will then bring together climate scientists in Sweden to present their contributions to fundamental climate research, providing the necessary foundation for climate assessments such as the AR6.
With these sessions, world-leading expertise will be presented in climate-related modelling, experimental and field work, the role of paleoclimate science, observations, impact studies, mitigation strategies, climate change interactions with biological diversity and ecosystem services, and the economic and governance aspects of climate change. Scheduled poster and mingle sessions will give scientists the opportunity to interact and forge new contacts.
The Symposium will be a unique opportunity for scientists to collectively reflect on and share their contributions to climate science. But perhaps most importantly, we will look into the future as a community, and seek to identify knowledge gaps and opportunities for the strengthened collaboration we need, nationally and internationally, to further deepen our understanding of climate change and its impacts, as well as the science-based, sustainable development needed to mitigate it.
Welcome to the Swedish Climate Symposium 16–18 May in Norrköping.
Mistra Geopolitics researchers
Nina von Uexküll
Nina von Uexkull is Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University. Nina is leading the Mistra Geopolitics research theme Food Security in the second programme phase. Her main research areas are the impacts of climate change and natural hazards on armed conflict and human security.
Lisa Dellmuth is a Professor of International Relations at Stockholm University. Lisa is leading the Research School of Mistra Geopolitics. Her research focuses on legitimacy and redistribution in global governance, and global climate change solutions. She leads the 5-year research program GlocalClim (Glocalizing Climate Governance: The role of Integrated Governance for a Just and Legitimate Adaptation to Climate Risks) funded by the Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development (Formas).
Telephone:+46 8 161 076
Maria-Therese Gustafsson is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Political Science, Stockholm University. Prominent themes in her research are natural resource governance, political participation, and climate security. She has published a research monography Private Politics and Peasant Mobilization: Mining in Peru (Palgrave MacMillan), articles in Third World Quarterly, WIRE Climate Change, the Latin American Research Review and Canadian Journal of Development Studies, and has edited two anthologies. She is a researcher in Work Package 3 and heads the Research School in the Mistra Geopolitics programme.
Maxine Leis is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University where she previously completed her Master’s degree. The focus of her project lies on measuring and forecasting population displacement as a function of different forms of violent conflict, climate extremes and natural hazards. The work is related to the Work Package 4, Foresight Capabilities and Emerging technologies and her thesis will be part of project 4.3 “Applying AI methodologies to forecast climate related emergencies and population displacement”.