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Umeå’s green transition: research collaborations for a climate neutral city by 2030

Time Friday 19 April, 2024 at 09:00 - 14:00
Place Lindellhallen 3

Welcome to join our follow-up workshop on: Umeå’s green transition - research collaborations for a climate neutral city by 2030!

During the day, we will delve into the developments since our last gathering in autumn 2023, and explore the collaborations between researchers and Umeå municipality to continue driving forward Umeå's green transition and achieve the goal of climate neutrality by 2030.

We will begin with Umeå municipality giving an overview of Umeå's carbon emissions and where the greatest potential for impact lies. Following this, we will follow up from three thematic areas from the October workshop 2023. Finally, we will be joined by Professor Lena Neij from Lund University, who will speak about the platform Climate-neutral cities 2030 - Open Academy, a knowledge platform for a local climate transition (taken place in Malmö, Lund and Helsingborg). 

Whether you attended the autumn workshop or not, you are warmly welcome to this follow-up event co-hosted by UTRI (Umeå Transformation Research Initiative), the Arctic Centre, and Taiga.


9.00 Welcome and introduction (Annika Egan Sjölander, UTRI, Keith Larson, Arctic Centre, Frank Dignum, TAIGA and Annika Myrén, Umeå municipality.)

9.10 The carbon foot print of Umeå (Erik Eklund, Umeå municipality)

Follow up focus areas and discussions 

9.30 A sustainable development of Tomtebo strand - Frank Dignum and colleagues.

10.00 - 10.30 Fika break

10.30 The Plastic Problem and Umeå Eco Industrial Park, chaired by Annika Egan Sjölander, UTRI. 

Mats Tysklind, Professor at the Department of Chemistry, Umeå university. (pre-recorded presentation)

Nina Rismalm, Business developer at Umeå municipality

Lisa Lydemar, Head of Infrastructure, Umeå Energi

11.00 Food as a platform, presented by Keith Larson, Project coordinator at Department of Ecology and Environmental Science and director of the Arctic Centre at Umeå university. 

11.30 - 12.30 Lunch

12.30 Research collaborations for Climate Neutral Cities with Professor Lena Neij, Lund University and former Chair for Lund’s Climate Policy Council and works with the knowledge platform Open Academy for local climate transitionin Lund, Malmö and Helsingborg. In conversation with Annika Egan Sjölander from UTRI

13.15 How do we proceed? Collaborations, funding etc.

13.45 Closing session and the way ahead.


The registration is closed. 

Event type: Workshop
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