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Conference programme

The conference offers activities both online and on campus with events such as research paper presentations, a workshop on sustainable cities, an exhibition and a film session.

There are three parallel panel presentations within each time slot. Some panels are held online and others on campus at the Department of Political Science in Lund. All sessions will be possible to follow online.

Please note: The programme may be subject to change.

Conference programme - 30 September

9.00 - 9.50 Welcome and introduction (online)

Kristina Jönsson (Coordinator of Lund University Agenda 2030 Graduate School)
Per Mickwitz (Pro Vice-Chancellor for research, sustainability and campus development)
Mine Islar (Associate Professor, Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies)

10.00 - 12.00 Panel presentations

Chair: Cheryl Sjöström, Centre for Environmental and Climate Science - portal.research.lu.se

Paper presentations and panel by and with:

Chair: Tanya Andersson Nystedt, Social medicine and global health and the Agenda 2030 Graduate School - sustainability.lu.se

Paper presentations by:

12.00 - 13.00 Lunch break

SDG bingo mingle (on campus and online)

Opening of exhibition (online)

Bertrand Chavarría-Aldrete, Malmö Academy of Music - portal.research.lu.se
Plastic Extension of Music

13.00 - 15.00 Panel presentations

Chairs: Christie Nicoson, Political Science - sustainability.lu.se and Emilie Lantz, Human rights studies - sustainability.lu.se - both part of the Agenda 2030 Graduate School

By tackling tensions and challenging norms persistent in sustainable development projects, we explore critical narratives, connections between inequality and sustainability, and processes of structural change. This panel brings together PhD students researching extractivist projects, and partnerships around sustainability in critical discussion of sustainable development and potential for transformation toward structural change.

Paper presentations by:

Chair: Maria Takman, Chemical engineering and the Agenda 2030 Graduate School - sustainability.lu.se 

Paper presentations by:

This round table conversation is organised by PhD students from Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS). We will cover a variety of topics and perspectives, including global climate knowledge making and its implications, transdisciplinary local experimentations, practices of everyday life, community adaptation and adaptation governance, and questions of justice in a changing climate. We are interested in creating a space for conversation about the implications for researchers when engaging with topics of envisioning sustainable and inclusive futures across levels and scales.

Round table participants:

15.10 - 16.10 Film screening and discussion - Representing sustainability (on campus)

Organisers: Alva Zalar, Architecture and built environment - sustainability.lu.se and Juan Ocampo, Entrepreneurship - sustainability.lu.se - both part of the Agenda 2030 Graduate School

Audio-visual representations allow us to express and communicate different feelings and experiences of performing a PhD project, and to showcase sustainability research in a novel way.

16.10 - After work, networking and SDG bingo mingle 

On campus at Eden, Department of Political Science, Lund University

Conference programme - 1 October

9.00 - 9.55 Research and societal impact for the 2030 Agenda (online)

Researchers and business representatives share examples and thoughts on how to work with research and societal impact for the 2030 Agenda and sustainable development. 

Moderator

Presenters

10.00 - 12.00 Panel presentations

Chair: Christie Nicoson, Political Science and the Agenda 2030 Graduate School - sustainability.lu.se

Feminist scholars have contributed to exploring the production of knowledge, shedding light on power structures and privilege when it comes to ways of knowing and claiming truth. Objectivity, rationality and ‘value-free science’ dominate much of our understanding and research of sustainability issues; while this literature has made important contributions, the social and political interests of sustainability research must also be explored. This panel brings together PhD researchers drawing on feminist theories and methodologies in discussion with sustainability research. The workshop provides an opportunity to discuss what is known, how we know and who gets to know, in order to understand the potentials and challenges for feminist critical perspectives in sustainable development research. 

Discussion panel:

Chair: Linnea Lindh, Chemical physics

Before 2030 we need to face major system changes and drastic cuts of emissions to reach the Paris agreement. Since this is one of the greatest challenges humanity is facing, many of us work on finding technical solutions to reach goals stated in Agenda 2030. However, the time scale of developing new technical solutions is often on the order of tens of years. In this panel, we will present ongoing research and discuss the following questions: Is it worth researching into new technologies if we need to make the sustainable transition with what we have available now? If we assume that the transition will be made, will we need new technical solutions for the future?

Research presentations:

 

Chair: Emelie Lantz, Human rights studies and the Agenda 2030 Graduate School - sustainability.lu.se

In a time when quick decisions and urgent action are required, how can we ensure that marginalised voices are not forgotten and are able to contribute to the process of solution building? This panel will consist of short research presentations and a discussion focussing on how the 2030 Agenda's pleage that no one will be left behind can be fulfilled.

Research presentations:

12.00 - 13.00 Lunch break

SDG bingo mingle - on campus and online

13.00 - 15.00 Panel presentations

Organisers: Phil Flores, Business administration - sustainability.lu.se and Alva Zalar, Architecture and built environment - sustainability.lu.se - both part of the Agenda 2030 Graduate School

When asked what a sustainable city should look and be like, we can expect varying answers from different parts of society. The workshop aims to stimulate a discussion about how a sustainable city should look like from various perspectives. Participants will be asked to imagine the essential components of a sustainable city and discuss them in groups. Participants will be encouraged to be creative and imaginative and reflect on what is needed for a city to be sustainable. Afterward, the groups will present their discussions to everyone in the workshop.

Presentations and discussion

Organiser: Marie Leth-Espensen, Sociology of law - portal.research.lu.se

Research presentations:

 

Paper presentation panel:

Chair: Billy Jones, Ethnology and the Agenda 2030 Graduate School - sustainability.lu.se

Research presentations:

 

 

15.15 - After work, networking and SDG bingo mingle 

On campus at Eden, Department of Political Science, Lund University