14 Nov

Ultuna, Aulan and webcast, Uppsala

Agenda 2030: SLU sustainability day

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Agenda 2030 and the sustainable development goals (SDGs) were adopted by the world's countries in 2015. We are now halfway to 2030 and it is time to take stock and reflect. We therefore welcome everyone at SLU – all staff and students – to learn more about the development towards the goals so far, globally and nationally, how SLU has contributed, and discuss how we can contribute in the coming years.


Time: 2023-11-14 09:00 - 15:45
City: Uppsala
Location: Ultuna, Aulan and webcast
Last signup date: 7 November 2023
Additional info:

The activity is intended for all SLU's employees and students. It is possible to participate in parts of programme. Before lunch, the programme can be followed on site in the Aula in Ultuna as well as online. The workshops in the afternoon are held digitally.

Students can participate in the day as a part of an existing course. There is material in SLU:s Canvas that can be used as an introduction to the day and Agenda 2030. Teachers should contact Peter Aspengren peter.aspengren@slu.se for information and support.

Here you can get information about, and be inspired by, SLU's sustainability work.


From UN corridors to your everyday life - welcome to the Agenda 2030: SLU sustainability day 2023

Kickstart the day by visiting the exhibition Head and heart for climate. Early birds are treated with a light breakfast by SLU Global, between 8.30-9.00. You will find the exhibition on the ground floor in the Teaching building in Ultuna.

In the morning, speakers will highlight and reflect on the implementation of Agenda 2030 at global, national and SLU level, interspersed with panel discussions and conversations. In the afternoon, you can choose between several interesting workshops, held digitally, followed by a joint digital conclusion.

Moderator: Anders Sahlman
Co-moderator: Ella-Li Jennersjö (student)

Global perspectives 9:00-9:40

Introduction, Ylva Hillbur Pro Vice-Chancellor, SLU.

Where does the world stand with regards to the Sustainable Development Goals at half-time? The UN Global Sustainability Report 2023 is presented by co-author Åsa Persson, Research Director and Deputy Director at Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI). 

Break 15 min

National implementation – examples from different sectors 09:55-10:55

  • Emma Sterky, administrative director at the National coordinator of Agenda 2030 in Sweden, Government offices in Sweden. 
  • Thomas Klein, Head of Environmental Analysis at the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Managment.
  • Frida Johnson, Sustainability strategist at Tierp Municipality. 
  • Christine Sjögren von Sydow, Social sustainability policy expert at the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise.
  • Bitanya Kassaye, Youth Delegate of Sweden at the United Nations, The National Council of Swedish Children and Youth Organisations (LSU).

Panel discussion

Break with fika 20 min

SLU’s contribution 11:15-12:30

Introduction SLU and Agenda 2030, Maria Knutson Wedel, Vice-Chancellor, SLU 

Conversation with questions from the audience

Closing of the morning session.

LUNCH 12.30-13.30

Parallel workshops 13.30-15.00 (choose one)

Agenda 2030: A perspective on teaching and learning. Natalie Jellinek and Peter Aspengren, Educational Development Officers at the Educational Development Unit (EPU).            

Agenda 2030 and Environmental monitoring and assessment at SLU - our contribution today and in the future. Jens Olsson, Vice Dean for Environmental Monitoring and Assessment at the NJ-Faculty.

Agenda 2030 and Social Justice: Research and Collaboration at SLU. Session moderator: Johanna Bergman Lodin, Dept of Urban and Rural Development, SLU.

  • (i)“Renovations in Place: What do the bees in Western Himalaya tell us about doing postcolonial agriculture science?” Syed Shoaib Ali, Dept. of Urban and Rural Development, SLU.
  • (ii)“Quadrupel Helix in societal innovation - a socio-digital ecosystem for improved elderlycare in Vingåker.” Thomas Norrby, Dept of Urban and Rural Development, SLU.
  • (iii)"Understanding the Potentials of Agricultural Technologies on Gender Relations and Rural Livelihoods in Rwanda." Patrick Mugiraneza, and "Impact of gender on food consumption and resource allocation", Alice Nayabo, Dept. of Urban and Rural Development, SLU.
  • (iv)“Ethnic minorities’ intercropping adoption in coffee farms in Vietnam: public demand and farmers’ adoption decision”. Mai Ha, Dept. of Economics, SLU

Climate neutral SLU 2027: how do we get there? Johanna Sennmark, Environmental Manager at the Division of Infrastructure.

The role of researchers and activism. Jeannette Eggers, Programme Director at the Department of Forest Resource Management, and Susanna Sternberg Lewerin, Professor at the Department of Biomedical Science and Veterinary Public Health.

Healthy urban living environments for wildlife, pets and humans | Sustainable urban forests and green space management. Find out more about the latest seed funded projects by SLU Urban Futures and their connection to sustainable cities and communities, SDG 11. Tove Stenius, Programme Secretary at SLU Urban Futures.

Closing/rounding off the day in Zoom 15:15-15:45