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Intensified irrigation threatens agricultural productivity

irrigation High concentrations of salt in agricultural soil is an environmental problem that has plagued human civilization from its very beginning. Also in modern times, salinization of soils is a problem restricting agricultural productivity.

Oxygen in the World’s Oceans is Declining, Scientists Reveal Dangers and Solutions

Low oxygen i oceans In the past 50 years, the amount of water in the open ocean without oxygen has gone up more than four-fold. In coastal water bodies, including estuaries and seas, low-oxygen sites have increased more than 10-fold since 1950.

December issue of Sustainability News from Lund University

SDG Read the latest issue with news on research and events in the sustainability area from Lund University:

Lessons in Sweden on sustainable business

green economy In the Conversation Susanne Arvidsson, Associate professor in Accounting and Finance, Lund University, writes about her research on sustainability reporting in Swedish companies.

New research shows explaining things to ‘normal’ people can help scientists be better at their jobs

writing The article “New research shows explaining things to ‘normal’ people can help scientists be better at their jobs” has been published on The Conversation 21 November 2017. It is written by Susanne Pelger, a senior lecturer in science education at Lund University.

Climathon in Lund 2017

x Climathon is an annual 24 hour hackathon for climate solutions. The format was launched by Climate-KIC 2015 and has spread rapidly across the globe. In 2017, 104 cities participated in 6 continents, all at the same time 27 October, 10:00 to 10:00 the following day.

Sustainability in Education Should be an Issue for the University Leadership, say LUCSUS Researchers

Sustainability in education - panel discussion 18 october 2017 Sustainability in education should be an issue for the University leadership, as well as researchers and teachers, according to Anne Jerneck and Kim Nicholas, both researchers at LUCSUS.

Health, food and water in a changing climate

hurricane The IPCC working group for the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C will have a working meeting in Malmö in October. Lund University seize this opportunity to invite some of the authors for a panel discussion together with researchers from Lund University and societal representatives.

Future Earth Blog: Diving into “allocation and access” in Sweden

People gather in San Francisco, USA, in April 2017 as part of the March for Science movement. A new conference will explore the sometimes uneasy relationship between science and activism. Photo: Matthew Roth via Flickr This week, almost three hundred researchers will descend on Lund University in Sweden for a conference addressing a complex question: How do we govern humanity’s connections to the planet in the midst of unprecedented uncertainty?

Workshop 18 October: The Future Sustainable University

Lund University At a workshop on 18 October 2017 organised by the Sustainability Forum, students and staff can put forward their ideas to develop Lunds University’s continuing sustainability-related work. Get involved and discuss different themes in a small table format. The workshop will be preceded by a panel discussion on how to integrate sustainability in education - with staff from across the university (OBS - the panel will be in Swedish).

Lund University Sustainablity Forum
Sölvegatan 37
223 62 Lund

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