Climate Change Leadership

Climate Change Leadership at the Department of Earth Sciences in Uppsala University is an interdisciplinary research area that starts with the global and national ambitions for climate change and other environmental challenges. Research and education in this area aims to analyse the climate goals, the methods for realising them, as well as the wider societal impacts sustainable transitions may connect to. Thus the focus of research and education includes both in-depth existential issues concerning climate change and the issues of more concrete strategies and tools for action. The field is broad and dynamic in response to an increasingly complex and globalised world.

The research focuses include: 

  • The exploration of different aims, goals and targets for climate change; 
  • Political challenges and other strategies for achieving climate targets; 
  • The justice and ethical implications of transition strategies
  • The response to the climate crisis in higher education and research.

Inaugural lecture 21 november: “We need climate change leadership”

21 November, 15:00 Sverker C. Jagers holds his inaugural lecture. as new Zennströmprofessor. 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. We welcome everyone interested in climate change solutions; the public, organisations, students, PhD students, researchers etc.  
Read the program and sign up here.

The International 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. Over the past six years, there have been four visiting professors, Doreen Stabinsky, Kevin Anderson, Keri Facer and Stefania Barca, who have respectively brought to Uppsala University:

  • Questions of climate justice and student participation in international negotiations;
  • Equitable mitigation rates through carbon budgets;
  • Universities and learning in the era of a changing climate, and the roles of civil society in sustainable societal transformations;
  • Eco-feminist perspectives in Just Transition, and celebrating the work of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour in climate change leadership.

The professors are highly engaged with the public, inviting diverse stakeholders and partners to participate in the exploration of how to respond to climate change.
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The four previous Zennström Professors of Climate Change Leadership, from left to right: Kevin Anderson, Keri Facer, Doreen Stabinsky, and Stefania Barca.
The four previous Zennström Professors of Climate Change Leadership, from left to right: Kevin Anderson, Keri Facer, Doreen Stabinsky, and Stefania Barca. Photo: Mikael Wallerstedt.

Employees (faculty, staff and other members).

Kontakt

Mikael Karlsson

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor at Department of Earth Sciences, Natural Resources and Sustainable Development; Climate Change Leadership

Email:
mikael.karlsson[AT-sign]geo.uu.se

Judith Lundberg-Felten

Project coordinator at Department of Earth Sciences, Natural Resources and Sustainable Development; Climate Change Leadership

Email:
judith.lundberg-felten[AT-sign]geo.uu.se

Sverker C. Jagers

Visiting professor at Department of Earth Sciences, Natural Resources and Sustainable Development; Climate Change Leadership

Email:
sverker.jagers[AT-sign]geo.uu.se
Last modified: 2022-10-28