Grand Opening of the Sustainability Week in Lund 2017
Since 2015 we have 17 global goals for sustainable development. If these goals are completed, it would mean an end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030. What is the way forward placing people and the planet at the centre? Presentations of global dilemmas and discussions with researchers, politicians and civil organizations. Global Goals Café and Earth Choir – Voices for a Living Planet.
When & where
15 May 2017, Lund City Hall, Stortorget 9 in Lund.
Global Goals Café, 16.00–18.00
Learn more, share your point of view and be a part of the solution! Welcome to a vibrant and inspiring Global Goals Café at Lund City Hall, from 16.00 to 18.00 on May 15th. Take the opportunity to learn more and discuss with experts and organisations at seventeen tables, each representing one of the Sustainable Development Goals. The event use the world café concept, a method focusing on bringing together different people to share collective knowledge through facilitated discussions.
Taste vegan and organic finger food which will be served from 16.30.
Organizers of this event: LUCSUS, Lund UN Society and Lund University Sustainability Forum.
Global Goals Café hosts: Vasna Ramasar, LUCSUS and Papola Sadik & Warda Fatih, Lund UN Society.
The Global Goals Café 16.00-18.00 is open for the public and for free. No signing up in advance is needed.
Grand Opening of the Sustainability Week, 18.00–21.00
How is sustainable consumption and lifestyle connected to global justice and human rights? In what way is our food and consumption both a part of the problem and the solution? How does our consumption affects the climate change? Presentations of global dilemmas and discussions with researchers, politicians and civil organisations. With the help of our guests on stage this evening and the moderator Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson, we will learn more on how we all can contribute to a more sustainable future.
The grand opening of the Sustainability week will take place between 18.00 and 21.00 at Lund City Hall. The evening will start and end with a concert by Kulturskolan in Lund: Earth Choir performance - Voices for a Living Planet. Torbjörn von Schantz, Vice-Chancellor Lund University will hold an opening speach for the Sustainabliity Week in Lund 2017 and there will be inspiring talks by researchers from the Raul Wallenberg Institute, Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS), Centre for Environmental and Climate Research (CEC), International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE), Department of Political Science at Lund University, as well as a representative from the delegation for Sweden’s implementation of 2030 Agenda.
The Grand Opening of the Sustainability 18.00-21.00 is open for the public and for free, but signing up in advance is needed as the seats in the Lund City Hall are limited. Sign up for the Grand opening of the Sustainability Week here!
16.00–18.00 Global Goals Café, exhibitions and Jordan Basin Game*
18.00–21.00 Grand opening of the Sustainability Week
Performances: Earth Choir - Voices for a Living Planet
Torbjörn von Schantz, Vice-Chancellor Lund University
Johan Hassel, member of the Swedish Delegation for the 2030 Agenda and ceo for the independent think-tank Global Utmaning
Lena Neij, Professor and director IIIEE
Lennart Ohlsson, Professor LUCSUS
Kimberly Nicholas, Senior lecturer LUCSUS
Henrik Smith, Professor and director Centre for Environmental and Climate Research
Malin Oud, Director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute’s Stockholm office and Team Leader, Economic Globalisation and Human Rights
Radu Mares, Associate Professor & Team Leader of Economic Globalisation and Human Rights, Raoul Wallenberg Institute
Magdalena Bexell, Associate Professor Department of Political Science
Elin Gustafsson (s), kommunalråd City of Lund
Ulrika Dagård, democracy developer, City of Lund
*Between 16.00 to 18.00 there will also be exhibitions from students at Centre of Middle East Studies, as well as the possibility to attend the Jordan Basin Game (limited number of participants; signing up at place).
Organizers of this event: Lund University Sustainability Forum, Raul Wallenberg Institute, LUCSUS, Centre of Middle East Studies, Lund UN Society and the City of Lund.
Other activities & exhibitions, 15.00–21.00
Jordan River Basin Boardgame, 15.00–17.00
During two hours we will play a boardgame and a role-play with interested participants of the public to bring the subject of sustainable river management in the Jordan River Basin context to a wider audience. Arranged by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Lund University.
This event is free of charge but will require registration as the maximum is 25 players. For registration please contact: anna.hellgren [at] cme.lu.se
UN Global Goals.
Sustainability in the Middle East.
We have a dream – young people sharing their dreams and hopes for the future.
The event is part of Lund University 350th jubilee and one of five science weeks. Read more about the 350th jubilee