Karin Holmgren has now taken up the position of acting vice-chancellor. Karin writes on the Rektorsbloggen that she feels well prepared, not least because former vice-chancellor Peter Högberg involved her in the authority responsibility.
”Sweden is facing great societal challenges, as is the rest of the world. We need to produce food and other necessities to supply a growing global population, without increased environmental stress and climate pressures. The UN climate change conference in Poland in December adopted rules on how to report emission reductions. This is to be welcomed, but at the same time the concern remains for how the world is taking on the climate challenge, not least as a number of countries are actively preventing more ambitious objectives for reducing greenhouse gas emissions”, says Karin Holmgren.