This is the event programme for Tuesday, November 15
Welcome to Act Sustainable!
On these pages, you will find the official programme for Act Sustainable 2022! The programme is divided day by day stretching from Monday 14/11 to Friday 18/11.
Each day has three slots for events: Morning Session, Lunch Session, and Afternoon Session.
Morning Sessions are comprised by the Act Sustainable Research Conference. The conference takes place on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings (16/11-18/11) and include inspiring keynotes, presentations and roundtables. Act Sustainable Research Conference is aimed mainly for researchers and PhD-student. Students and other stakeholders are welcome to participate as well.
Lunch Sessions are entirely dedicated to the student organizations at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg.
Afternoon Sessions are mostly characterized by activities such as workshoping, seminars and lectures.
Who can register, and how?
You register for each event separately and you can register for as many as you like. All information you need to participate is located on these pages. Each registration will generate an email with the specifics for the event you registered to, practically located in your inbox.
All events in the official programme for Act Sustainable are in English or a combination of English and Swedish, and they´re open to all students and staff at the universities.
Don´t miss the side-events!
Besides the official programme Act Sustainable also feature side-events. The side-events don’t necessarily follow the same rules as the events in the official programme. They may vary in language, time, place, and targeted audience. So be sure you check out the side-events page for the whole week here: To the side-events page
Lunch Session - 15/11
Student-led: What about sustainability?
Place: Stora Hallen, Studenternas Hus, Götabergsgatan 17
Organisers: Engineers Without Borders, Chalmers
A Quiz with Engineers Without Borders
How much do you know about sustainability? Are you ready to find out through our quiz with lots of fun and interesting facts? Welcome to this lunch quiz with Engineers Without Borders Chalmers with questions where people generally get their facts wrong. So get ready, warm up your quiz-skills and see you there! Prizes included of course!
Vegan lunch wraps will be provided to registered participants. Limited number of seats.
Afternoon Session 15/11
Keynote lecture: Gunilla Riechl
Climate crisis and energy security
- Opportunities and dilemmas
“Code red for humanity” – those are the words António Guterres, secretary-general of the United Nations, used to summarize the 7th IPCC report published in august 2021. The climate crisis is in fact reshaping our physical world, as recent examples of wildfires, flooding, heat-waves, droughts across the world show us. Climate change impacts are affecting every aspect of human lives, from economic security and infrastructure to health, food and water insecurity. Some of the changes has already reached a point of no return. The scientific community is clear: the climate crisis needs to be addressed immediately. The consequences of climate change can interact with already existing lines of conflict and further aggravate existing conflicts. Countries and regions with unstable political regimes and deficient institutions are most at risk, deepening gaps between countries and people.
Coordinated climate action is more important than ever, as is the need for a green transition. At the same time, we are facing the aftermaths of the pandemic and the ongoing Russian invasion in Ukraine. How can climate action be accelerated in this geopolitically difficult time? How can energy security and climate goals align?
We take a closer look at these complex challenges together with this year’s keynote speaker Gunilla Reischl, Senior Research Fellow and Head of Progamme at the Swedish Institute of International Affair (UI).
Time: 15:30 - 16:30
Place: Lingsalen, Studenternas Hus, Götabergsgatan 17
Organisers: Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development, GMV
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.