When? 4 May 2022, 9.00-10.30 (CET)
Where? via Zoom
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In the beginning of April 2022, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) working group III releases the sixth assessment report, this time on the theme of Mitigation, debating climate action that reduces the severity, seriousness, or even painfulness of the climate crisis. Indeed, all the IPCC assessment reports concern and show the urgency and severe consequences for humans, animals and ecosystems that follow current climate changes. The need for action is immediate.
Read the Working Group III contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report, AR6 Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change.
"Wicked" problems call for collaboration across disciplines and sectors
The complexity and systemic character of these challenges, that can be described as wicked problems, call for collaboration across disciplines and sectors. Too many previous climate mitigation attempts have resulted in rebound effects, where attempts to ‘fix’ one part of the system creates new challenges in another part of the system.
Therefore SLUs Future Platforms and SLU Global invite you to a Climate Conversations seminar on the theme of Mitigation: challenges, opportunities and ways forward. Having the IPCC Mitigation report in mind, we wish to draw attention towards different mitigation approaches, potential rebound effects, democratic concerns and new imaginaries; thus in line with Hannah Knox: “climate action requires new modes of relating to climate”.
8:45 - Zoom webinar will open
9:00 - Welcome by Nina Vogel & Susanna Sternberg Lewerin
Introduction by Nina Vogel
9:05 - Why wicked problems call for democratic solutions?, Daniel Lindvall, Researcher at Uppsala University, Climate Change Leadership
9:20 - The climate challenge: From wicked to super wicked problem-solving in the context of local governance, Carlo Aall, Professor at Western Norway Research Institute
9:40 - Redesigning farming for climate change adaptation and mitigation, Riccardo Bommarco, Professor at SLU, Department of Ecology
9:50 - Mitigation of GHG from livestock - how far has research come?, Mikaela Lindberg, Senior Lecturer at SLU, Department of Animal Nutrition and Management
10:00 - CLIMAGINARIES: building new low-carbon imaginaries through modelling and artistic approaches, Lisette van Beek, PhD candidate on ‘Climaginaries’ at Utrecht University
10.10 - Panel discussion
10:28 - Concluding remarks
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