Transdisciplinary Research for a Better World

Collaboration with researchers at Uppsala University, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Swedish and international universities has been one of the key components in student-led education and outreach activities at CEMUS since the very beginning. Researchers are engaged as guest lectures and in course work groups. CEMUS board has since the start of the centre in 1997 also included researchers from all faculties at Uppsala University and SLU.

For questions on research collaboration and partnerships please contact CEMUS Director, Mikael Höök.

Carbon Budgets and Rapid Energy Transitions at Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University

Building on commisioned research for Swedish municipalities, regions and counties dating back to 2017, CEMUS affiliates Kevin Anderson and Isak Stoddard are running a 4-year research project; Regional Carbon Budgets and Rapid Transition to a Fossil-Free Energy System. With funding from the Swedish Energy Agency (2019-2023), the project aims to create knowledge that could facilitate a rapid and deep reduction of emissions at the local and regional level in Sweden, in line with the Paris Agreement.

Within the project, a Paris-compliant, national carbon budget for Sweden has been developed:
Kevin Anderson, John F. Broderick & Isak Stoddard (2020) A factor of two: how the mitigation plans of ‘climate progressive’ nations fall far short of Paris-compliant pathways, Climate Policy, 20:10, 1290-1304, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2020.1728209

Which recently was updated, based on the latest IPCC reports:
Kevin Anderson & Isak Stoddard (2022) A new set of Paris-compliant CO2-budgets for Sweden. Carbon Budget Briefing Note 1. Uppsala university and CEMUS. Avaliable here.

The non-profit organisation Klimatsekretariatet works with Swedish municipalities, counties and regions to develop, visualize and update regional carbon budgets, in close collaboration with the latest research on carbon budgets:

An annual conference on the science and politics of carbon budgets is organized by CEMUS/Uppsala university, Klimatriksdagen and Klimatsekretariatet:

For more information on any of the above, contact: isak.stoddard[a]

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CEMUS Research Forum, CEFO

CEFO is a research forum for PhD students, by PhD students, focused on facilitating interdisciplinary discussions around sustainability and environmental change. Our main activities include running a bi-monthly seminar series featuring talks and workshops from CEFO members and invited speakers. We initiate and run student-led PhD courses and offer opportunities for getting feedback for your research from a wider audience. Seminars, workshops and events are open to any interested PhD students, researchers, masters students and interested public.

CEFO was initiated by PhD-students, staff and students at CEMUS in 2002 as a research school between Uppsala University and Swedish Agricultural University (SLU).

Read more at CEFO’s webpage »

Zennström Visiting Professorship in Climate Change Leadership at Uppsala University

The Climate Change Leadership node is focused around a 10-year series of visiting professorships initiated by CEMUS and funded by Zennström Philanthropies and Uppsala University. The aim is to act as a catalyst for public debate, research and education. The focus is to directly address some of the most challenging questions that climate change poses to humanity. In total, five internationally recognised Zennström Professors in Climate Change Leadership will work with academics, students, civil society and public and private partners to both understand the scale of the civilisational transition needed to mitigate and adapt to climate change and to begin to develop routes towards that transition and prepare for adaptation.

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