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).
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
- Pär Forslund, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, SLU.
- Johanna Sennmark, Environmental manager at the Division of Infrastructure at SLU, and Chair of Higher educations' climate network in Sweden.
- Johanna Bergman Lodin, Vice Dean for gender equality and equal opportunities at the NJ Faculty.
- Matthew Kessler, Project Coordinator of TABLE at SLU Future Food and the Department of Energy and Technology.
- Mattias Lundblad, Project coordinator of SLU's Environemental monitoring and assessment project "The greenhouse gas inventory" and Researcher at the Department of Soil and Environment.
- Aida Bargues Tobella, Researcher at the Department of Forest Ecology and Management, project "Drylands transform".
- Vera Sadovska, (SLU alumna) Post doctoral fellow at The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE).
- Anna Ek, (SLU alumna) Economic policy adviser in Brussels at Federation of Swedish Farmers (LRF).
Closing of the morning session.
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