Welcome to

Act Sustainable 2022!

Five days dedicated to sustainable development, endless amounts of knowledge, and it's all open for you!


This is Chalmers University of Technology's and the University of Gothenburg's sustainability week for all students and staff at the universities.

November 14-18, at Studenternas Hus!



The sustainability week at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg


November 14 - 18 2022


Studenternas Hus Götabergsgatan 17


All students and staff members at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg.  

New this year!

We also welcome other universities in West Sweden. A special welcome to University of Borås, University of Skövde, University West and Jönköping University.

Opening Lecture with
Staffan I Lindberg


Sustainable Futures?

A Wave of Autocratization and Consequences for Sustainability

Monday 14/11 15.30

Keynote Lecture with
Gunilla Reischl


Climate Crisis and Energy Security 
- Opportunities and dilemmas 


Tuesday 15/11 15.30

Panel discussion with
Isabella Lövin


Protecting our Ocean

– The mismatch between what we know and what we do

Thursday 17/11 16.00

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Welcome to the
Act Sustainable Research Conference 2022

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Keynote Lecture with
Kwadwo Appigyei-Atua

Keynote Lecture with
Karin Bäckstrand

Kwadwo Appiagyei-Atua is Associate Professor at the School of Law at University of Ghana, and has among other things conducted research on how to build academic freedom and democracy in Africa. He is also a board member of the Global Observatory on Academic Freedom, based in Vienna, among many other international engagements.

Karin Bäckstrand is Professor in Environmental Social Science at the Department of Political Science at Stockholm University. She is also former member of the Swedish Climate Policy Council and Associate Senior at Center for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at Canberra University, Australia. At the Institute for Future Studies she is principal investigator for the project Transformative partnerships for sustainable development. 

Keynote Lecture with
Ezra Clark

Dr Ezra Clark is Director ad interim of the Division of Science Policy and Basic Science at UNESCO and Chief of the Section of Science Technology and Innovation Policy, which is responsible for the UNESCO Open Science Recommendation adopted in November 2021. Ezra holds a PhD in Freshwater Ecology and Hydrology from Exeter University, United Kingdom.

Circular Swap Shop

Swap clothes, books and seedlings.

The official
Act Sustainable
program 2022

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Act Sustainable is Chalmers University of Technology´s and the University of Gothenburg´s annual sustainability week for students, researchers, teachers and staff. The aim is to bring the universities closer together in multidisciplinary perspectives on sustainable
development through inspiration, and knowledge.