SRA workshop series: SDG 7 Affordable and clean energy: The goal is to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030
Do you want to learn more about how to relate your research to sustainable development and initiate collaborations with researchers in other fields? The Strategic Research Areas, in collaboration with Sustainability Forum, is arranging a series of workshops with focus on the Sustainable Development Goals, during 2021. This workshop is the first within the theme Proposal writing.
The workshop aims to discuss how research within Lund University can contribute to make SDG 7 a reality. Today researchers at Lund University are developing new and more energy efficient materials and devices with the power to improve energy infrastructures as well as harvesting fossil-free energy. But in order to reach the goal, modern energy for all, we also need to transform our society as a whole. In the workshop we will discuss social and environmental impacts of emerging solutions in this area, consider funding trends, and provide an opportunity to explore possible collaboration across research groups.
NOTE. The date of the workshop has been changed from November 10 to November 15.
8.30 Coffee and mingle
9.05 Swedish Energy Agency
The Swedish Energy Agency is leading society's transition to a sustainable energy system through support of research and innovation.
Accelerating the energy transition trough innovation
Dr. Rémy Kolessar, Deputy Director General, Swedish Energy Agency
9.50 Short break and more coffee
10.00 Inspirational talks on Energy and the SDG #7
- SDG 7 – energy systems in transition and challenges
Max Åhman, Associate professor, Environmental and Energy Systems Studies
- Justice in energy transition – an example from conflicting sustainability objectives in housing
Jenny von Platten, Industrial PhD-student, RISE & Division of Building Physics
- From fossil fuels to hydrogen
Marcus Lundgren, Associate professor, Combustion Engines
- Tomorrow’s homing pigeons
Per Ödling, Professor at Broadband Communications and Pernilla Schuber, project manager, Broadband Communications
11.00 Group discussions & Concluding remarks
From the evaluator´s perspective - a short introduction to spark the group discussions by Maria Kihl, professor Department of Electrical and Information Technology, ELLIIT.
We will discuss how to describe the impact of research projects in relation to the transition towards a future sustainable global energy system.
- Maria Kihl, professor Department of Electrical and Information Technology, ELLIIT.
- Johanna Alkan Olsson, senior lecturer at Centre for Environmental and Climate Science, BECC
- Anna-Karin Alm, project manager at Solid State Physics, the Cooperation office, NanoLund
11.30 End of workshop
The workshop is arranged in collaboration with the Strategic Research Areas NanoLund, ELLIIT and BECC.
In connection to this theme the doctoral course Sustainability impacts and Societal Relevance in Research Proposals will be arranged, open to all doctoral students. Register before September 30.
Aim of the workshop series
As the climate and other planetary crises escalate, there is a need to develop the SRA’s to better meet the societal challenges and to find solutions to achieve a socially, environmentally and economically sustainable development worldwide.
The aim of the workshops is to develop work processes of common interest, exchange experiences and strengthen sustainability collaboration between research areas, as well as to create a broader reflection on sustainability issues at Lund university and in society. The sustainable development goals can in this context function as a common language connecting academic activities with policy goals.
Workshops will mainly target researchers, doctoral students and research coordinators/administrators from the Strategic Research Areas, but the workshops will be open to all staff within Lund University.