Sustainability Talks at Campus Gotland

Sustainability Talks is a series of transdisciplinary seminars at Campus Gotland with the ambition to link education and research with the United Nation's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and provide a platform for guest lectures, student presentations and open discussions.

This seminar is a grass-root initiative where individuals from different faculties at Uppsala University, Campus Gotland joined forces in working towards an open discussion about sustainability, most importantly through a cross-disciplinary environment. One of the main objectives with the seminar series it to raise awareness in the local environment on Gotland.

The seminar is free, public and open for anyone. For more information about upcoming seminars, please submit to our mailing list, or contact us at info@swedesd.uu.se

Sustainability Talks Writing Retreat 2018

During the spring, Uppsala university hosted the first Sustainability Talks Writing Retreat in Visby. The scholarships are designed to attract the most talented doctoral students pursuing their studies within sustainability and are offered to doctoral students with a passion for working on today’s most important research challenges. Besides the possibilities to meet other engaged doctoral students within their field of study, the scholarship included writing space at the Campus Gotland, housing in an apartment in central Visby and ferry tickets. Accepted doctorates participated in an open seminar about their on-going research.

Sustainability Talks Writing Retreat and open seminar at Campus Gotland swedesd.uu.se

Upcoming seminar

Sustainability Symposium 2018

Date: 1 june
Venue: Campus Gotland, Room B51
Time: 1:00-4:30 PM

Master students in Sustainable Management at Campus Gotland will present their theses on sustainability through a business perspective. The afternoon can inspire on sustainability issues, give insight to what the students are working with and introduce new knowledge.

Sustainability Symposium 2018 program

The seminar is part of Campus Gotland PoP where students from several programmes present their essays and thesis work in a popular science way.

Tidigare seminarier

12 april 2018 | Open Seminar Sustainability Talks Writing Retreat. Accepted doctorates will present their ongoing research in the environmental and sustainability field.

7 February 2018 | Climate change - a perfect moral storm? How can one relate to and contribute to addressing the greatest social and environmental challenges of our times? Kevin Anderson, Zennström Professor in Climate Change Leadership, Centre for Environment and Development Studies (CEMUS), Uppsala University. Responsibility and Climate Change  Folke Tersman, Professor of Practical Philosophy, Uppsala University. Climate Change. Discussions.

8 November 2017 | Filmseminar 'The Venice Syndrome'  is a documentary that depicts the increasingly common phenomena of mass tourism in popular cities. The film is especially relevant for Visby as there are current plans to expand the harbour with a new quay to cater for a larger number of visitors to the island. After watching the documentary, participants got the opportunity to engage in an open discussion on the results of mass tourism, cultural heritage and conservation.

20 September 2017 | What does water mean to us? Anna E. Weiser is a composer and an artist. During the spring, Anna has been working on a project carried out together with the County Administration Office on Gotland that is called ‘Listening to Sustainability’. She has recorded and photographed streams and waterways on the island to understand better the human connection with the resource. David Kronlid is an associate professor of ethics at Uppsala University and a research leader at The Swedish International Centre of Education for Sustainable Development (SWEDESD). David will talk about an ongoing research project, carried out by SWEDESD, on the knowledge gap that occurs within institutions when dealing with complicated sustainability issues, like water scarcity. Why is it so difficult to deal with sustainability issues concerning vital resources, when everyone agrees on the importance? Unfortunately we can´t provide a recording of this seminar.

2 June 2017 | Sustainability Symposium Master students from more than 10 countries present their research projects on various sustainability issues, including the water situation on Gotland, how local firms deal with environmental issues, democratic budgeting for social change, social innovations, sustainable food production, the usage of fitness apps, to name a few.

22 February 2017 | Accelerating towards Paris: how informed hope & action can Trump despair With Kevin Anderson, the second holder of the Zennström Visiting Professorship in Climate Change Leadership at Uppsala University. This talk will discuss the implications that the 1.5 degree target as agreed in the Paris Agreement has for our global energy systems.

16 November 2016 | The battle of sustainability will be won or lost in cities. Thomas Elmqvist, brought us fresh insights from the Habitat III - United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development that took place in Ecuador on 17-20 October 2016, and the adopted New Urban Agenda focusing on making cities equitable, prosperous and sustainable.

14 September 2016 | On the roads towards greater responsibility. A critical approach to a sustainable lifestyle. Jesse Schrage, former student at Uppsala University Do we aid by choosing fairtrade? Isabelle Guselin, former student at Uppsala University.

27 January 2016 | Report from Paris: International cooperation and the challenge of climate change. Doreen Stabinsky, Professor of Global Environmental Politics at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine, and Uppsala University’s first holder of the Zennström Visiting Professorship in Climate Change Leadership.