25 Nov

Stora Salen, Loftet, Undervisningshuset, Uppsala

The Swedish Environmental Quality Objectives (Miljömålen)

Relevance, achievements, conflicts and politics Workshop (and optional ‘mini-course’, PNG0063 1 ECTS)

You might know that Sweden has set up 16 environmental quality objectives (Miljömålen) to be reached by 2020, but are you familiar with what they entail in detail?

Are you aware that SLU has a government task to work with these objectives to ensure the sustainable use of natural resources and that the environmental objectives are actually part of your scientific education?

Join us - the research schools Focus on Soils and Water, Ecology, Bioenergy and SLLu - Society, Landscape and Land use - for one day devoted to The Swedish environmental objects. Get an overview and insight into these objectives – most likely your research and your future is tightly connected to them.

A workshop will be held on November 25, 9-16, Stora Salen, Loftet, Uppsala focusing on the Swedish Environmental Quality Objectives

The purpose of the workshop is to increase awareness of the environmental objectives An overarching goal is to informabout possible conflicts and synergies when working with the environmental objectives regarding environmental monitoring, research, and other commitments under international agreements. Focus will be on ways of communication to improve the implication of the environmental objectives to work for a final goal of the sustainable use of  our natural resources.


9.00                     Stina Drakare, SLU. Overview on environmental objectives with focus on SLU.
9.30                     Ulrika Siira, HaV. Environmental objectives and politics. Who does what?
10.00                   Coffee
10.30                   Carl-Johan Sanglert. County administrative board Jönköping & RUS (Regional Development & Cooperation regarding the Environmental objectives). Environmental objectives and  administration. The practical work.
11.00 -11.50      SLU & Environmental objectives, research and environmental monitoring. Several researchers presenting examples of projects, conflicts and common goals:
11.00                   Kevin Bishop. SLU’s Acidification programme.
11.20                   Helena Nordström Källström. Environmental objectives, education and communication.
11.50                   Lunch
12.30 – 14.00    SLU & Environmental objectives, cont.
12.30                   Bengt Olsson. Environmental objectives as a tool to assess sustainable use of forest biomass for energy
12.50                   Jens Fölster, SLU’s Eutrophication Programme.
13.10                   Jens Olsson, SLU’s Programme ‘Coastal and sea areas’, synergies with the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (development of indicators, status class, programme of measures)
13.30                   Frauke Ecke, Conflicts and synergies: Flourishing Lakes and Streams, Natura2000 network and the Habitats Directive
14.00                   Coffee
14.30                   Panel discussion, moderator Bengt Olsson16.00                   -end-


Credits for PhD students: ‘mini-course’ 1 ECTS (PNG0063)
(in total ~3+ days of work, including 1 day preparation (reading) before workshop, 1 day workshop, ½ day preparation of own presentation, ½ day presentation of own work after workshop)

  • Reading: environmental objectives homepage (good information prepared there) and answering the following questions:
    • What are the Swedish Environmental objectives and why were they established?
    • Who does what?
    • Do you think that the environmental quality objectives are likely to be achieved?
    • Find out the objectives in relation to your own work. What do you think is needed in your field of research to bring the objective(s) closer to achievement?
    • Search SLUs web about environmental monitoring and assessment. Which other laws and commitments exist regarding the environment?
    • Think of three possibilities to continue your career working with environmental objectives (not only university)
    • Own presentation after workshop: Prepare 1 overhead slide presenting how your project is related to the Swedish Environmental Quality Objectives. Might there be conflicts with other Objectives or other regulations? Find out if there are similar regulations or objectives in other countries which you might work in the future. Are there any differences?
    • ½ day presentations & group discussions (27/11 13-16, room Marken at MVM)


Time: 2015-11-25 09:00 - 16:00
City: Uppsala
Location: Stora Salen, Loftet, Undervisningshuset
Organiser: Focus on Soils and Water, Ecology, Bioenergy and SLLu - Society, Landscape and Land use
Last signup date: 15 November 2015
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