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Sustainability and the role of future leaders

April 21 @ 09:00 - 12:00

We currently face huge challenges in dealing with global scale social and environmental problems, from climate change and rapid biodiversity loss to high levels of inequality and extreme poverty. These challenges require interdisciplinary and multi-stakeholder action as well as scientific and empiric knowledge.
To discuss this relevant topic, the Swedish Institute Network for Future Global Leaders (SINFGL) invites you to the event Sustainability and the role of future leaders. The event will bring first class researchers and practitioners to discuss strategies and tools to promote sustainable development and the role of Future Leaders.

The event:

09:00-10:00 – Rethinking Development – Karl Hallding – Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)

Karl’s presentation will discuss the growing need for robust foresight methodologies in order to better understand sustainability risks and opportunities while navigating an increasingly uncertain future.

10:00-11:00 – Sustainability, decision making and the role of future leaders – Emily Boyd – Lund Center for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS)

Emily will present the importance of integrating social, economic, and environmental perspectives in planning and decision-making process, as well as the role of responsible leadership in working with sustainable development.

11:00-11:30 – Fika.

Please register in the following link (see instructions first!):
1. Please write your name and contact details in the list, where there is space. Grey means that you are in reserve list, if this is your case, please make sure to provide us with an e-mail you regularly check so we can provide you with a seat if someone else cancels her/his registration.
2. If you decide not to come, please make sure to erase your name from the list or to give your spot to someone else.
Link for registration: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WAUbUoDJ4dpfVjwoB_EhbOVIqhfNsQUQk78VRGPCNyw/edit?usp=sharing

About the Speakers:

1) Karl Hallding is a senior research fellow at Stockholm Environment Institute where he is leading the Rethinking Development research theme. He is also co-director of the new Mistra Geopolitics programme “Sustainable development in a changing geopolitical era: challenges and opportunities for Sweden”

Karl has extensive experience from international co-operation on environment and sustainable development since the mid 1980’s, with focus on the growing global importance of China and other emerging economies. His current work involves analysis of the changing dynamics of geopolitics and sustainable development, and scenario analysis to explore environmentally related opportunities and threats in relation to future development options.

Before joining SEI in 2000 he had a two year posting with the Swedish Embassy in Beijing building political level environmental co-operation between Sweden and China. He has been lead author of several high profile reports and book chapter for institutions such as UNDP, OECD, Swedish Government, Sida, Nordic Council of Ministers and the Swedish National Defence College. From 1990 to 1998 he was responsible for China co-operation at the IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute. Karl is a graduate from Stockholm University’s East Asia Programme (1990) and has a bachelor’s degree in engineering (1980).

2) Emily Boyd is the Director of LUCSUS and is a leading social scientist with a background in international development. Her unique focus has been on the interdisciplinary nexus of the multi-dimensions of poverty, livelihoods, and resilience in relation to global environmental change. She has done extensive research on climate change and poverty issues, including the study of the impact of climate change on the most vulnerable and poor.

Previously she was Professor in Resilience Geography and Environment and Development at the University of Reading. She was also a Steering Board member of the Governmental Strategic Research Programme at Stockholm University Ekoklim and Resilience Programme leader at the Centre for Food Security (CFS). She has been a reviewer for The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) FAR WGII and Guest Editor for Antipode, Geographical Journal and Development Policy Review. She was a member of Board for Latin America Research Programme, Research Council of Norway, a senior research associate of the Stockholm Resilience Centre, and an associate of the Walker Institute for Climate Systems Research.

She has a BSc (UEA), MSC (Oxon) and PhD in Development Studies from the University of East Anglia, where she studied the politics and practice of community participation in the new carbon economy.


April 21
09:00 - 12:00
Event Category:


Lunds universitet


International Desk at Lund University
Stora Algatan 4
Lund, 221 00 Sweden