This is the event programme for Wednesday, November 16

Wednesday 16/11

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

Research Conference - 16/11

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Research Conference Day 1

It is with a real sense of urgency and concern that we invite you to Act Sustainable Research Conference 2022. Democracies around the world are threatened by more authoritarian leaders, polarization has increased and much of the progress towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG:s) have stagnated. The role of science in the UN Decade of Action needs greater focus and dedicated researchers. Join us for three half days to discuss what knowledge we need and actions we can take as researchers and universities.

 

This conference is aimed mainly for researchers and PhD-students associated with Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg, and researchers in low- and middle-income countries linked to the Global Sustainable Futures platform. We also welcome researchers from other parts of the country and the world, as well as students and external stakeholders who want to learn about new research and exchange knowledge and ideas for how we can collaborate towards a sustainable future.

Time:  9.00 - 13.15

Place: Studenternas Hus, Götabergsgatan 17

Organiser: Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development, GMV and Global Sustainable Futures

Lunch Session - 16/11

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Student-led: Accountable for Sustainability? Exploring the business perspective

The climate crisis holds all actors in society accountable, including businesses. The extent to which companies should be held accountable is debatable. However in the current complex social and deteriorating ecological climate, consumers increasingly demand companies to take responsibility. This panel discussion invites experts working with the implementation of sustainable policies and strategies to discuss their thoughts on accountability. 
 

How are sustainable initiatives developed and prioritised? Who is accountable for their realisation? How does the changing social climate influence this? We will address the challenges and opportunities of sustainable accountability with people concerned with both the challenging external social climate as well as the internal organisational challenges.

Vegan lunch wraps will be provided to registered participants. Limited number of seats.

Time: 12:15-13:00

Place: Stora Hallen, Studenternas Hus, Götabergsgatan 17

Organisers: Handels Students for Sustainability

Afternoon Session - 16/11

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The Global Food Crisis – Causes, Risks and Solutions

ood is declared a human right and states are obliged to take the necessary action to mitigate and alleviate hunger even in times of natural or other disasters. But what does the right to food imply and how can it be upheld in our current turbulent and hungry world?

 

As many as 828 million people go to bed hungry every night, the number of those facing acute food insecurity has soared - from 135 million to 345 million - since 2019. A total of 50 million people in 45 countries are on in the risk of famine. How has this global food crisis built up, what are the underlying challenges and how has the pandemic and conflict exacerbated the situation? What can be done to tackle the crisis to avoid further escalation, risk of unrest and food in-availability 2023. 
 

To address underlying challenges in the global food systems we need to build more inclusive and sustainable food-systems with greater resilience for future chocks and climate change. In the search for solutions how can different disciplines, sectors and actors collaborate better? 

Photo: CIFOR-ICRAF

Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Place: Stora Hallen. Studenterna Hus, Götabergsgatan 17

Organisers: Focali, SIANI and Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development, GMV

Afternoon Session - 16/11

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Climate Fresk Workshop

Welcome to a  highly creative, engaging and thought-provoking workshop that fosters collaboration and teamwork. Come learn about the climate, network with fellow students and collect ideas for actions to carry into your career! Understand climate change in three hours and leave empowered!
 

Climate Fresk is a collaborative workshop that breaks down the scientific reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and outlines them on 42 cards. As a team, the workshop participants place these cards in a cause-and-effect order, revealing the systemic character of the planet’s climate.

Read more about Climate Fresk: Climate Fresk

Time: 15:15-18:15
Place: Stora Hallen. Studenterna Hus, Götabergsgatan 17

Organisers: Climate Fresk Sweden

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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.