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.
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 Katherine 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.