Sustainability Talks at Campus Gotland

Sustainability Talks is a series of transdisciplinary seminars at Campus Gotland with the ambition to link education and research with the United Nation's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Developmentby providing a platform for guest lectures, student presentations and open discussions about sustainability through a cross-disciplinary environment.

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Upcoming seminar

Learning to live with a lively planet (2) What does climate change mean for intergenerational relations on Gotland?

Keri Facer, current Zennström Professor in Climate Change Leadership at Uppsala University

Date: 5 February
Time: 14:30-16:30
Venue: Malfabriken, Campus Gotland Restaurant

In this talk, Keri will recap the main points of her inaugural lecture at Uppsala University in September and then take a deeper dive into the implications of a changing climate for the relationships between different generations. She will discuss some of the current discourse around intergenerational conflicts and unpick the implications of this for educational practice and societal sustainability transitions. Just how much should adults and teachers ‘step back and get out of the way’ (Harrison Ford, talking about Greta Thunberg) and how much should we be stepping up – and what might that look like?

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Sustainability Talks Writing Retreat

Campus Gotland are annually organizing a writing retreat for PhD students from universities all over the world in order to support research projects in the sustainability field. Read more


Sustainability in the Reality of War

29 October 2019 | Gotland based war photographer Hady Kareka tells about his experiences in war zones and shows some of his pictures. This forms the basis of our conversations and discussions on sustainability in the context of war.

Sustainability Symposium 2019

7 June 2019 | The graduating students from the Bachelor’s programme in Environmental Science, and Master’s programmes in Sustainable Management; Cultural Heritage and Sustainability; and Sustainable Destination Development, presents their thesis.

Building a University for the Common Good? Addressing Climate Change Together

28 March 2019 |  Presentation and discussion with Keri Facer, professor in Educational and Social Futures and the current Zennström Professor in Climate Change Leadership at Uppsala University, on what it might take to build powerful collaborations between universities and communities to both mitigate and adapt to climate change.

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Film Seminar - IF A TREE FALLS

20 februari 2019 |  Screening of 'IF A TREE FALLS' - a story of the Earth Liberation Front, by Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman. This documentary follows a former member and the law case against him. Reflection och discussion with Environmental Lawyer Gunilla Högberg Björck.


To imagine global change - beyond thought and through emotion

7 December 2018 |  A seminar about our collective existence in a planet facing unprecedented crises. How can we inspire to act and ask differently in a world that requires new and creative approaches? Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti, University of British Columbia, Canada.

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Shojin Cuisine and Food design

23 oktober 2018 | Japanese master chef Toshio Tanahashi shares his experience of working with the ancient vegetarian cuisine Shojin ryori.

Towards renewable energy

26 September | Karin Edberg, PhD in sociology from Södertörn University with a focus on contemporary energy challenges, and Nermina Saracevic, former master student in Wind Power Project Management at Uppsala University and winner of the Global Swede Diploma 2018 discuss their individual paths to renewable energy and their current work within the field.

Sustainability Symposium 2018

1 June 2018 | Master students in Sustainable Management at Campus Gotland presents their theses on sustainability through a business perspective.

Sustainability Talks Writing Retreat

9-14 April 2018 | Doctorates in the environmental and sustainability field presents their ongoing research.

Climate change - a perfect moral storm?

7 February 2018 | How can one relate to and contribute to addressing the greatest social and environmental challenges of our times? Kevin Anderson, Zennström Professor in Climate Change Leadership, Centre for Environment and Development Studies (CEMUS), Uppsala University.

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Folke Tersman, Professor of Practical Philosophy, Uppsala University. 

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Filmseminar 'The Venice Syndrome'

8 November 2017 | This documentary depicts the increasingly common phenomena of mass tourism in popular cities. The film is especially relevant for Visby as there are current plans to expand the harbour with a new quay to cater for a larger number of visitors to the island. After watching the documentary, participants got the opportunity to engage in an open discussion on the results of mass tourism, cultural heritage and conservation.

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What does water mean to us?

20 September 2017 | Anna E. Weiser, composer/artist. Anna presents a project called ‘Listening to Sustainability’, recordings and photographs of streams and waterways on Gotland to better understand the human connection with the resource. David O. Kronlid, associate professor of ethics at Uppsala University, and research leader at SWEDESD. David talks about an ongoing research project on the knowledge gap that occurs within institutions when dealing with complicated sustainability issues, like water scarcity.

Sustainability Symposium 

2 June 2017 | Master students from more than 10 countries present their research projects on various sustainability issues, including the water situation on Gotland, how local firms deal with environmental issues, democratic budgeting for social change, social innovations, sustainable food production, the usage of fitness apps, to name a few.

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Accelerating towards Paris: how informed hope & action can Trump despair?

22 February 2017 | Kevin Anderson, second holder of the Zennström Visiting Professorship in Climate Change Leadership, Uppsala University, discuss the implications that the 1.5 degree target as agreed in the Paris Agreement has for our global energy systems.

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The battle of sustainability will be won or lost in cities

16 November 2016 | Thomas Elmqvist, brings fresh insights from the Habitat III - United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development in Ecuador 17-20 October 2016, and the adopted New Urban Agenda focusing on making cities equitable, prosperous and sustainable.

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On the roads towards greater responsibility. A critical approach to a sustainable lifestyle.

14 September 2016 | Jesse Schrage, former student at Uppsala University

Do we aid by choosing fairtrade? 

Isabelle Guselin, former student at Uppsala University.

Report from Paris: International cooperation and the challenge of climate change. 

27 January 2016 | Doreen Stabinsky, Professor of Global Environmental Politics at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine, and Uppsala University’s first holder of the Zennström Visiting Professorship in Climate Change Leadership.

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