Rapeseed in cracked soil. Photo: iStock-1029999166
18
Oct
Webinar on Zoom. Mingle in Wonder.me

Climate Change Challenges and Ways Forward for Land Use

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Rapeseed in cracked soil. Photo: iStock-1029999166

Welcome to a scientific dialogue on climate change. In 2021 and 2022, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will present its sixth assessment report, and SLU takes the launch as an opportunity to discuss the current scientific knowledge about climate change in a series of conversations. The first one takes place on the morning of 18 October.

This webinar sets its focus on future land use, a topic where SLU holds diverse and unique competences, and points towards ways forward incorporating cross-disciplinary approaches.

The introduction will include a brief presentation of the sixth IPCC assessment report AR6 Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis. Then we will hear four keynote presentations, followed by a panel discussion and an open floor discussion, lead by moderator Ingrid Öborn.

Markku Rummukainen, Sweden's representative in the IPCC and professor of Climatology at Lund University, will talk about the comprehensive global mission of the U.N. Climate Panel and discuss how the latest report has been crafted. He also offers an outlook on its possible uses.

Saleemul Huq, Director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) and Professor at the Independent University Bangladesh (IUB) will share his expertise on the links between climate change and sustainable development, particularly from the perspective of developing countries.

Professor Kristina Blennow, from the Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management at SLU, will share her expertise in climate change questions concerning urban landscapes, from e.g. risk assessment to guidelines for adequate communication, across disciplines to meet challenges and move forward.

Erik Karltun, researcher at the SLU Department of Soil and Environment, will reflect on the current status on main drivers of green-house gas emissions and uptake from land-use, with focus on forestry and agriculture.

From the webinar

Facts

Time: 2021-10-18 09:00 - 10:30
City: Webinar on Zoom. Mingle in Wonder.me
Last signup date: 18 October 2021
Price: Free of charge
Additional info:

IPCC report AR6 Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis

Upcoming climate conversations at SLU

Host, moderator and speakers

Nina Vogel, Researcher at the Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Managementacting, SLU, and Acting Programme Director of SLU Urban Futures. (Host)

Ingrid Öborn, Professor at the Department of Crop Production Ecology, SLU (Moderator)

Markku Rummukainen, Professor at the Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Lund University, and the Swedish Focal Point for the IPCC, i.e. he represents Sweden at the IPCC plenaries. Markku Rummukainen is Professor in climatology at Lund University, and Climate Advisor at the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute. He has long research experience in climate models and scenarios. He is also involved in the UN climate negotiations and the IPCC. He was one of the Lead Authors of the IPCC:s Fifth Assessment Report in 2013. 

Saleemul Huq, Professor at the Independent University Bangladesh (IUB). Prof. Saleemul Huq is the Director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) and an expert in adaptation to climate change in the most vulnerable developing countries. He has been a lead author of the third, fourth and fifth assessment reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and he also advises the Least Developed Countries (LDC) group in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Kristina Blennow, Professor at the Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management, SLU. Kristina Blennow is professor of Landscape analysis at SLU and visiting professor at Lund University. Her current research interests are in risk analysis and 'science and proven experience'. She studies the interplay between people and their environment, through this supporting communication, planning and decision-making under uncertain and changing conditions, in particular in relation to climate change. She employs interdisciplinary strategies with empirical methods and computer simulations, often in international collaboration and in close contact with stakeholders.   

Erik Karltun, Researcher at the Department of Soil and Environment, SLU. Erik Karltun is a member of the team that compiles the Swedish reporting of green-house gas (GHG) emissions and uptake from land-use, land-use change and forestry based on national environmental monitoring data.  Erik Karltun’s research focus on forestry and agriculture as drivers of emission or uptake of GHG in Sweden, as well as in East and Southern Africa. He is the Swedish focal point for the Global Soil Partnership.

Organisers

SLU Urban Futures, SLU Future FoodSLU Global, SLU Future One Health and SLU Future Forests

Please note

  • The event will be conducted in English in Zoom Webinar mode.
  • The event will be recorded.
  • The aftersession mingle will take place in the online platform Wonder.me. It is extremely easy to use and acts like a big room where you go and talk with people. See the the 3 min instruction video. The platform is is currently optimised for Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers. The link to the room will be sent to those who register.

Programme

8:45–9:00 CET

  • You are welcome to join a quarter before the programme starts

9:00–10:30 CET

  • Welcome by Nina Vogel
  • Markku Rummukainen will offer an introductory reflection on the IPCC report. He discusses the report's main findings and how the report has been crafted and offers an outlook on its possible uses.
  • Saleemul Huq shares his expertise on the links between climate change and sustainable development, particularly from the perspective of developing countries.
  • Kristina Blennow shares her expertise in climate change questions concerning urban landscapes, from e.g. risk assessment to guidelines for adequate communication, across disciplines to meet challenges and move forward.
  • Erik Karltun holds expertise on climate change and it consequences on land use change. His perspective on 'Sveriges klimatrapportering' will be of great interest for this seminar
  • Discussion lead by moderator Ingrid Öborn

10:30–11:00 CET

  • The aftersession mingle open to all registered participants will take place in the online platform Wonder.me. It is extremely easy to use and acts like a big room where you go and talk with people. See the the 3 min instruction video.