The Swedish Carbon Cycle

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The Swedish Carbon Cycle is a two-wheeled journey around Sweden to help raise awareness and catalyse local climate action in Sweden – from citizen engagement to revising the climate and energy strategies of municipalities. From South to North, climate professor Kevin Anderson will be cycling around the country meeting citizens and local governments to discuss our opportunities and challenges in the face of a changing climate. A key part of the journey will be discussing Kevin’s research on carbon budgets and the role they can play in reaching the Paris agreement’s goal. Kevin will seek to bring out youth perspectives and leadership at different levels throughout the trip as a way to highlight the role all can play in addressing this issue. The journey takes place in the last two weeks of June terminating in Visby on July 2 at the start of the Almedalen week.


Swedish Carbon Cycle 2018 Video

Visit the video-archive for more videos from the trip.






Friday June 15 – Uppsala


Week 1 – Heading South, June 18-21



Week 2 – Heading North, June 27-29



Week 3 – Gotland

Almedalsveckan 2018, Gotland



Information on public events  


Friday June 15, 2018 – Uppsala
14.30-14.50 @Uppsala Naturfest, Parksnäckan, Stadsträdgården, Uppsala
Title: ”Betting on climate uncertainty: Reviewing Sweden’s contribution to Paris”
More information: Naturfest Homepage


Monday June 18, 2018 – Lund
15.00-17.00, LUX, Helgonavägen 3, Lund University
Cycle to Malmö with Kevin at 16.30!
More information: Facebook event, Lunds Naturskyddsförenings webpage, Program outline


Monday June 18, 2018 – Malmö
18.00-20.00, Café Alé, Gråbrödersgatan 2, Malmö
More information: Facebook event


Tuesday June 19, 2018 – Ängelholm
13.30 Drop-in lunch with Kevin, Helt Enkelt Kök & Bar, Stortorget Ängelholm
More information: Facebook event


Tuesday June 19, 2018 – Halmstad 
18.30 – 19.30, Halmstad Stadsbiblioteket, Klarasalen, Axel Olssons gata 1
More information: Facebook event


Wednesday June 20, 2018 – Gothenburg
19:00 – 21:00, Gothenburg Litteraturhus, Lagerhuset, Heurlins plats 1
More information: Facebook event


Thursday June 21, 2018 – Gothenburg
13:00 – 14:00, EA Lecture Hall, Chalmers University
More information: Event page


Wednesday June 27, 2018 – Gävle
19:00 – 20:30, Gävle konstcentrum, Furusalen. Kungsbäcksvägen 32 Gävle
More information: Facebook event


Friday June 29, 2018 – Märsta
09:00 – 10:30, Kulturlänken Märsta, Kulturtorget 7.
More information: Poster


Monday July 2, 2018 – Visby
13.00-15.00 @Almedalsveckan, Stora Salen E22, Almedalsbiblioteket, Cramérgatan 5, Visby
Title: ”Sweden’s Carbon Budget Challenge – Turning Paris’ aspirations into local climate action”
More information: Almedalsveckan Event Page



In the press

Media and press about the Swedish Carbon Cycle

Klimatförändringar innebär systemförändring, Tidningen Syre, 26 juni, 2018

Cyklande klimatprofessor besökte biblioteket, Hallandsposten, 19 juni, 2018

Uppsalaprofessorn cyklar genom Sverige för klimatet, 24 Uppsala June 16, 2018

Han cyklar för att göra klimatbudget, ETC, June 15, 2018

Han cyklar för klimatet, SVT Nyheter Uppsala, June 15, 2018

Det handlar om våra barns framtid, SVT Nyheter Uppsala, June 15, 2018

Klimatforskarens bästa miljötips, SVT Nyheter Uppsala, June 15, 2018

Han cyklar för klimatfrågan, Skånska Dagbladet, June 13, 2018

Zennströmprofessor cyklar för klimatet, UU press, June 12, 2018



Why carbon budgets?

The Swedish Carbon Cycle is part of a larger project at CEMUS involving commisioned research on regional carbon budgets. For more information on this initiative, please click here



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