- B-huset, Uppsala universitet, Huvudentré Cramérgatan 3, Sal B22
- June 28, 2023
- Wednesday, 14:10PM to 15:00PM
- Mistra and Mistra Geopolitics
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Mistra Geopolitics Director Björn-Ola Linnér will present impacts from climate change on small-island states and share reflections from an international workshop on loss- and damage at the Swedish democracy week.
The Swedish political week held in Visby, Gotland, (Almedalsveckan) is a democracy week centred around the most important issues in Swedish politics. Mistra Geopolitics Director Björn-Ola Linnér will contribute to the session The forgotten opportunities of climate change action.
The pace of action needs to increase
Emissions from domestic transport must be reduced by 70 percent by the year 2030, which requires action by local, national and global decision-makers. The pace of change needs to increase in order to mitigate climate change effects, especially for small island nations that are urgently threatened. Socially important functions must operate without disruptions even during extreme weather events.
Now, we have a unique opportunity to create the society of the future for future generations. To succeed, knowledge of global perspectives, new technology, social planning and people’s behavior is needed. The forgotten opportunities of climate change include smarter travel in work, sports and outdoor life and tough political decisions. In this session, four of Mistra’s research programmes propose solutions.
Professor Björn-Ola Linnér
Björn-Ola Linnér is the Deputy Programme Director of Mistra Geopolitics and Professor at the Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research at Linköping University. He analyses how the political processes and actors affect conditions for social changes towards sustainable development in different parts of the world. He has a long experience in research dialogues with various societal actors, such as the climate convention’s secretariat, governments, businesses and environmental organizations.
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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Ana Calvo works at SEI as a Communications Assistant. She assists colleagues in creating and editing communication content for both research projects’ websites and social media channels.