12 October 2018The lead author of the IPCC Special Report on 1.5 degrees, released today, is available for comment. Luis Mundaca is a professor at the International Institute for Indutrial Environmental Economics at Lund University.
7 October 2018Using machine learning and optimisation to find refugees’ new homes can significantly improve their chances of finding work within three months, according to new research.
17 September 2018Pollinating insects are endangered globally, with a particularly steep decline over the last 40 years. An extensive 3-year study from Lund University in Sweden has found that organic farming methods can contribute to halting the pollinator decline. This beneficial effect is due to both the absence of insecticides and a higher provision of flower resources.
5 September 2018FORMAS has granted funding for a new and highly topical science communication project on water shortage and the challenges of drought in both Sweden and Jordan . The project will be executed by the Lund University Virtual Reality Lab at Design Sciences at LTH, in collaboration with Vattenhallen Science Center.
20 July 2018Arctic climate change research relies on field measurements and samples that are too scarce, and patchy at best, according to a comprehensive review study from Lund University in Sweden. The researchers looked at thousands of scientific studies, and found that around 30% of cited studies were clustered around only two research stations in the vast Arctic region.
16 June 2018What would happen if all petrol and diesel-powered vehicles were removed from a smaller European city? Up to 4% of all premature deaths could be prevented, according to a new study from Lund University in Sweden. The researchers used Malmö, Sweden, as a case study to calculate the health costs of inner city traffic.
15 June 2018Lund University is part of the core team for Climate-KICs latest Flagship programme, eCircular, aiming to crack down on plastic waste and radically reduce the use of plastic materials.
28 May 2018In Tanzania, girls on their period avoid going to school, something that affects their opportunities for education. A new study from Lund University in Sweden shows that the menstrual cup could be a step towards better school attendance, and a life with more freedom.
24 May 2018Bioenergy is the largest form of renewable energy worldwide. It actually generates more energy than wind, solar and hydropower combined. In the coming decades a huge increase in demand of biomass for energy purposes is expected. Where will this biomass come from and what are the impacts of this increased usage? Is this a threat to biodiversity? Will it lead to food shortages? Will it lead to deforestation? Will farmer’s rights be respected in the developing world? Are there other issues to take into account?
24 May 2018What makes for a successful transition to a low-carbon energy system? Local involvement, perceived fairness and information sharing, according to new research from Lund University in Sweden.