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SLU and the climate

What does SLU do for the climate? We provide knowledge, decision support and facts about climate solutions. We teach our students about sustainability, and they inspire us to further reduce our climate impact. Below are a few examples of how SLU contributes.

52 climate weeks in a year

The cooperation within UN on climate change highlights the science and skills needed in society to understand the climate change challenge and to find solutions. At SLU, every week is "climate week". We contribute our knowledge about the development and sustainable use of living natural resources all year round.

Smaller perch mothers as the sea gets warmer

Female perch living in warmer water invest in early reproduction.

Perches. Photo.

The importance of soil for food and climate in the spotlight

Take part in the presentations from the World Soil day seminars at SLU.

Key Note Speaker Grace Kangara answers questions from the audience. Photo.

Drylands: ecosystems under increasing climatic pressures

Understanding the functioning of drylands is key to predict how they will change in the future and to identify management approaches.

Dryland agriculture in California, US. Foto.

Films about forests and climate change

The challenge of climate change means the expectations of forests are growing faster than the forests themselves. What role can forests play in mitigating climate change? Films by SLU Future Forests.

Scientific publications by SDG's

SLU researchers publish scholarly works related to one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's). Explore the SLU output for, among others, goal number 13 – Climate Action.

SLU researchers in a debate article on the climate crisis

1944 employees at 45 different universities and research institutes throughout the country urges the politicians to take the climate crisis seriously in a debate article.

Slight amounts of fungal protein can reduce meat eaters climate footprint

A study shows that if twenty percent of all the beef we eat is replaced by alternative protein sources, the environmental impact of meat consumption would decrease substantially.

Climate change impacts on ecosystems

What is the impact of climate change on nature and its ecosystems? Is nature's calendar getting out of step? In what way is the growing season changing in different parts of the country? These are fundamental issues that affect us all.

Topic: Climate change and global development

SLU focuses its contribution to Agenda 2030 on six areas that reflect the university’s mission and strengths. One prioritised area is Climate change and global development.

Unsung climate hero in our lakes – scientist unlock the genome of perch that keeps the methane emissions in check

Among the less familiar evolutionary innovators is a sturdy fish, Eurasian perch, which thrives also in acidic and dark freshwater lakes.

Perch. Photo.

Climate change affects Arctic freshwater ecosystems and their biodiversity

Cold-adapted species in Arctic freshwaters are under pressure from competing migrating species that thrive under warmer conditions.

Mountains in the vicinity of Kiruna, Sweden. Photo.hoto

Affordable and clean energy (goal 7); Climate action (goal 13)

SLU researchers study bioenergy production and biogas processes. SLU's enviromental monitoring and assessment also delivers science-based decision support on climate change and the use of natural resources.

Zero hunger (goal 2); Climate action (goal 13)

SLU contributes to sustainable food production, nationally and internationally. We teach about and study the climate impact of food production and consumption.

Large losses of carbon dioxide from mires during the autumn

A new study shows that the storage of carbon dioxide in waterlogged peat of northern mires is not stable. Rapid transport of carbon dioxide to the surface occurs every autumn.

Degerö Stormyr. Photo.

We must reduce our food waste

Radically reducing food waste and losses in the food chain is one of the three most important measures we can take in the food system to supply the planet's population within its limits. If we fix the food, we fix the planet.

Compost. Photo.

Reindeer affect landscape structure

The reindeer are able to hold back low-growing shrubs in the Arctic tundra through grazing and trampling, but not established tall erect shrubs.

Reindeer in willow. Photo.
Published: 20 January 2023 - Page editor: ann-katrin.hallin@slu.se