“We need climate change leadership”

  • Date: –17:30
  • Location: Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1 Sonja Lyttkens, Hus 10
  • Lecturer: Sverker C. Jagers, visiting professor in Climate Change Leadership
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  • Organiser: CCL, Climate Change Leadership
  • Contact person: Judith Lundberg-Felten
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Sverker C. Jagers, newly appointed Zennström Professor in Climate Change Leadership at Uppsala University, gives his inauguration lecture. Register by 14 November.

In this lecture, professor Sverker C. Jagers proceeds from the theory of social dilemmas and collective action to explain the origin of climate change and to discuss what is required to avoid this problem. He argues that basically, we are dealing with a gigantic coordination problem and due to the very large scale of the situation, it is not at all likely that contributing actors will change their behavior, neither spontaneously nor voluntarily. Instead, the situation requires active guidance and help; that some take on the role as climate change leaders and either show the possibility of alternative route choices or contribute to necessary coordination through firmer steering. In his lecture, Jagers discusses several potential candidates who can take on this leadership role; scientists, businesses, religious communities, and other members of civil society. As a political scientist by training, he particularly elaborates on the possibilities and obstacles of the political sphere to take on an active climate change leadership role. 

The lecture is followed by a panel discussion with invited guests on the subject of implementing climate change leadership in various sectors of society. The audience is encouraged to ask questions.

Date and time: 21 November, 15:00-16:30 (lecture and panel discussion) and 16.30-17.30 (mingle).
Venue: Sonja Lyttkens sal, House 10, floor 1, New Ångström, Uppsala University.
Language: English.
Food served:  Yes.
Open for: Everyone interested in climate change solutions; i. e. the public,
organisations, students and researchers etc. 

I panelen deltar: 

Naghmeh Nasiritousi, Researcher, Associate professor in Political Science, Stockholm University, focus on climate research. 

Annika Gottberg, Environmental Specialist, Svenska kyrkan.

Mattias Johansson, Head of Public Affairs, Volvo Cars, previously Chief of Staff, the Ministry of the Environment (C).

Eva Svedling, acceding CEO Global Utmaning, previously Secretary of State, Ministry of the Environment (MP).

Last day to register is 14 November 2022. Registration is mandatory. 
Sign up here: https://doit.medfarm.uu.se/bin/kurt3/kurt/73114


More information: 
Judith Lundberg-Felten, project coordinator, Climate Change Leadership: 

The Zennström Professorship in Climate Change Leadership
Climate Change Leadership hosts the Zennström Visiting Professorship in Climate Change Leadership. The Zennström Professorship in Climate Change Leadership is a ten year series of visiting professorships co-funded by generous donations from Zennström Philanthropies, founded by Niklas Zennström, Uppsala University alumnus, and his wife Catherine Zennström.
Read more: www.geo.uu.se/climate-change-leadership/

Picture of Sverker C. Jagers