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Climate change

Climate change fundamentally impacts all parts of society and adaptation needs to be at the core of development. SLU will further increase its efforts towards context specific solutions for increased resilience and adaptation as well as mitigation. Major challenges include transforming agriculture and food systems into resilient systems with low emissions, and balancing forestry’s role to store carbon and provide biomaterials with biodiversity conservation and resilience of local communities. Find out more below!

International year of millets

The United Nations has declared 2023 the International year of millets. Explore SLU 's research and activities on millets and other traditional crops. #IYM2023


Climate change is linked to several of the Sustainable Development Goals. Explore SLU's partnerships and research linked to climate change.


Here you can find a selection of reports, books, policy briefs, videos etcetera about climate change.

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 impact on climate.

SLU works with the climate 52 weeks a year. Illustration: Michael Kvick, SLU

Climate conversations at SLU

SLU Global and the future platforms are organising a series of climate conversations. Some are internal dialogues and others are open seminars.

Scientific publications by SDG

SLU researchers publish scholarly works related to the Sustainable Development Goals. Here you can find publication lists and visualisations outputs for all the goals.

Healthy harvests in a changing climate

The United Nations has designated 12 May the International Day of Plant Health. According to FAO, between 20 and 40 percent of crop production are lost before harvest due to pests. Jointly with partners, SLU has developed a resource package for healthy harvests in a changing climate.

Published: 09 October 2023 - Page editor: malin.planting@slu.se