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Newsletter from CEC Fellows | September 2020
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CEC Fellows September 2020 newsletter
Dear colleagues,

Welcome back to a new semester! Marianne Hall is now back full time from parental leave and will take over the co-coordination of CEC Fellows together with Yann from Cerina. Many thanks Cerina for your excellent work with CEC Fellows! Cerina can now be found at the Lund University Sustainability forum.

In this newsletter we would especially like to draw your attention to the next CEC Fellows Concept Seminar "Power" which will take place on September 24, more information below under Upcoming events.

For those of us who are in the business of climate adaptation, there is a dialouge seminar on October 15, deadline for registration Sept 11, arranged by Nationella expertrådet för klimatanpassing / Swedish National Expert Council for Climate Adaptation, with opportunities to contribute with expertise to their upcoming report. More info under the heading News from stakeholders and funders.

Finally there are some new opportunities for funding just opening up, among them a new MISTRA program, listed last in the newsletter together with the link to the Grants Calender. We are now fully migrated to the Grants Calender, and the previous tool for finding funding opportunities, Plandisc, is no longer updated.

So, happy to be back and starting up with some summer fresh dedication, the timing is perfect for getting things done. If you have feed-back and suggestions for new endeavours for CEC Fellows, do let us know!

Best wishes,
Marianne, Yann and Lina

Upcoming events
NB. Due to the situation concerning the corona/covid-19, events might get cancelled or postponed. Follow the changes regarding Lund University´s recommendation and decisions on Staff Pages.
Updates on LUs handling of the coronavirus outbreak can be found here on lu.se. 

  • CEC Fellows concept seminar: Power. Online, Sept 24, register by sept 22.
    The purpose of the concept seminars, of which this is the 7th, is to create a mutual understading for how concepts are used in different disciplines and to provide an arena for interdisciplinary scientific discussions.
    Read more and sign up at lu.se 

  • Workshop 9: Social Network Analysis with R, 12-16 Oct.
    This workshop provides an introduction to social network analysis with R. The Faculty of Social Science offers workshops, free-of-charge for all LU staff.
    More information and registration at sam.lu.se

  • Symposium: New genome editing technologies for medicine and agriculture – implications for the society, 13 Oct. This symposium aims to present scientific breakthroughs and their implications for research and the public. In the end, this will help us understand how this technology may change our society.
    More information and registration on lu.se

  • Future Week at Lund University: Forces in Motion 12-18 Oct 2020.
    Work on the week is in full swing and in order to arrange Future Week in October, the working group is ensuring that the event is planned according to two scenarios, i.e. either as usual or remotely, so that Future Week will be held regardless.
    Contact project manager Louise Pierce, louise.pierce@kommunikation.lu.se, to take part or for more information about the week.
    Read more at lu.se

  • Climathon in Lund 2020: Food and Climate
    Climathon is EIT Climate-KICs global initiative to hack solutions to climate change. Climathon will be held in over 100 cities around the world simultaneously. 
    • 14 October – Challenge development event for partners and researchers at LU University
    • 5 November – evening Kick-off event for Climathon 2020 participants
    • 13 November – Climathon 2020, Time: 8.00-22.00 including an After Work event
      Contact information: Olof Blomqvist, olof.blomqvist@cec.lu.se, Lina Röjnert, lina.rojnert@cec.lu.se
      More information in the Invitation flyer

And even more things going on – check the CEC calendar
Information – Opportunities, conferences, news from our community
Successful application: Congratulations Per-Erik Bengtsson who received funding from the Crafoord foundation for the project Improved understanding of the impact of soot emissions on health and climate through advanced diagnostics.

Successful application: Congratulations Roger Hildingsson and Carbon Ruins who received funding from Formas for the project 2053 – beyond the fossil age: Learning for sustainable development through knowledge-based speculation. 

Successful application: Congratulations Henrik Thorén who received funding from Formas for the project Risk, values, and decision-making in the economics of climate change: Towards a deliberative science-policy approach to the integration of diverse values in model-based climate economics.

New collaboration strengthens national climate and biodiversity research
The graduate research schools ClimBEco and the Bolin Centre Climate Research School (CRS) have recently initiated a collaboration with multiple climate-focused intentions. The joint activities will strengthen the course curriculum and network possibilities for the respective PhD students and contribute to the advancement of the climate and biodiversity research front.
Read more at cec.lu.se

  • The Department of Food Technology, Engineering and Nutrition is recruiting a professor in Food Technology. The position is announced with the last application date 2020-09-25.
    Read more at lu.se
Conferences and popular science events
NB. Due to the situation concerning the corona/covid-19, events might get cancelled or postponed. 
  • Podcast (IPBES): Nature Insight: Speed Dating with the Future
    Over the course of six widely varied episodes, leaders from the frontlines of biodiversity research and action, speaking in their individual expert capacities, will share cutting-edge science and vibrant personal insights about some of the most important issues facing people and the planet – starting with the links between COVID-19, nature loss and what we can do to reduce the risk of future pandemics. Launched 8 July.
    Link to the podcast

  • Webinar week: Man and the Sea 2.0, 7-11 Sept. (Swedish only)
    Welcome to a webinar series on the ocean's economy and environment. Focusing on the challenges and opportunities that exist within maritime policy, the Environmental Objective Committee and the Marine Environment Institute invite you to a digital webinar week.
    More information and registration at havsmiljoinstitutet.se

  • Forum meeting (Agenda 2030 i Väst): The value of the forest in a changed climate,  9 Sept, Gothenburg. (Swedish only)
    This forum meeting focuses on two of the strategy's five focus areas: Sustainable forestry with increased climate benefit, and Innovations and refined world-class forest raw material.
    More information and registration at 2030vast.se

  • Conference: Future of Biofuels 2020, 22-23 Sept, Copenhagen.
    Future of Biofuels 2020 is set to bring industry stakeholders together to tackle the raising question on how to lower emissions and replace fossil fuels with a range of biofuels. Join for newly researched agenda, latest market news, excellent keynote speakers & technical insights!
    More information and registration at fortesmedia.com

  • Conference: Research Communication Forum, 1 Oct.
    Theme: From vision to reality
    Workshops with tips and experiences around infographics, podcasts, citizen research, moving press releases and other exciting things.
    More information and registration at vetenskapsfestivalen.se

  • Conference (Skåne Energy Agency)Skånes Energiting 2020 - a meeting place for climate and energy actors, 6 October, online. (Swedish only)
    Lectures, workshops and exchange of experiences are interspersed when business, public sector and academia are invited to put focus on current issues in the climate and energy area.
    More information and registration at kfsk.se

  • Conference (RISE): Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference 2020, 13-15 Oct, online.
    The latest ideas and developments in separation and conversion processes as well as new bio-based products from the wood-based bio refinery: energy, chemicals and materials.
    More information and registration at ri.se (Swedish only)

  • R&D days on Organic production - Organic farming - Sustainable for tomorrow, viable today, 14-15 October, Malmö. (Swedish only)
    The Swedish Agricultural Agency in collaboration with, among others, Epok welcomes the so-called R&D days for organic production where new research is presented and discussed.
    More information and registration at slu.se

  • Conference (HaV): Physical impact in Swedish coastal waters, 15 Oct, online.
    HaV will present a comprehensive study of the physical impact in Swedish coastal waters. Opportunities and examples are presented in an exciting program focusing on dialogue on a sustainable coastal environment. (Swedish only)
    More information and registration at havovatten.se

  • Conference: Goal 11 Week: How to reach the Agenda 2030 goals for sustainable cities and communities, 19-22 Oct. (Swedish only)
    The national research program for sustainable community building and the Council for Sustainable Cities, with a total of 18 authorities, are planning a digital conference. The conference is aimed at those who are researching or working with community planning, community building and sustainability in, for example, a municipality or region.
    More information on formas.se

  • Conference (RISE): Forum for Non-toxic Environment 2020, 12 November. During the conference you will learn more about the laws that apply, the business benefits of exchanging dangerous subjects and learning examples from different parts of society.
    More information and registration at ri.se (Swedish only)

  • Conference: Act Sustainable 2020, 16-20 Nov, Gothenburg. The University of Gothenburg and Chalmers´ sustainability week.
    More information at gmv.gu.se

  • Conference: Bolin Days 2020, 25-26 Nov, Stockholm. The Bolin Days offer an interesting scientific programme and fun social events. If you are a researcher interested in climate sciences, you are welcome to join us, whether you are a member of the centre or not.
    More information on bolin.su.se

Open positions at the CEC
No open positions at this time

News from stakeholders and funders 
  • VR: New national portal makes research data on COVID-19 accessible
    SciLifeLag and the Swedish Research Council have launched a national data portal for research into COVID-19. It will now be easier for researchers to find and share relevant research data.
    Read the press release at vr.se

  • EGU: 3 ways geoscientists can support the Biodiversity Strategy for the EU’s Green Deal
    • Provide information to widen Europe’s network of protected areas
    • Support the EU Nature Restoration Plan
    • Improve information around soil health and fertility
  • Read more at blogs.egu.eu

  • EGU: Integrating science into the EU Green Deal: EGU 2020 science-policy online event. All EGU members are invited to attend; please register in advance.
    Date: 30 September 2020, 15:00 – 17:00 CEST.
    More information and registration at egu.eu.

  • EFSA: Info session Climate change as a driver of emerging risks for food and feed safety, plant, animal health and nutritional quality. The virtual info session aims to disseminate the CLEFSA report to a wider audience, and to identify opportunities for promoting synergies across related activities.
    Date: 8 Oct, online.
    More information and registration at efsa.europa.eu
    A report on the CLimate change and Emerging risks for Food SAfety (CLEFSA)

  • Swedish National Expert Council for Climate Adaptation: Webinar and dialogue seminar with opportunities to contribute with expertise to the report in process. The report is to be be submitted to the Government by 31 December 2021, and will be used to advice the governments updates of the national climate adaptation strategy.
    Date: 15 October 2020, deadline for registration Sept 11.
    Read more and sign up at klimatanpassningsradet.se (swedish only)

one sentence on your last publication and what you can contribute with to CEC Fellows?
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Mark Brady - Policy officer
Keywords: Environmental economics, ecosystem services, agriculture, policy.

1. We evaluated whether the 2013 CAP reform achieved its goal to benefit the environment through obligating farmers to create Ecological Focus Areas, which we find, not unexpectedly, that it failed quite miserably to do.
You find the publication on Wiley Online Library.

2. I have been collaborating with natural scientists for many years to combine economics and environmental impact analysis to inform policy.

More about Mark Brady on the Research Portal
1611 Henrik Thoren
Henrik Thorén - Researcher
Keywords: Sustainability, interdisciplinarity, models, values in science

1. Sustainability science and philosophy of science are deeply connected disciplines and exploiting these connections could further the aims of both disciplines.
You find the publication on Springer

2. I hope to contribute with both enthusiasm and curiosity as well as a philosophical perspective on science and sustainability.

More about Henrik Thorén on the Research Portal
Upcoming calls
Under this heading we are collecting new calls with short deadlines, larger/collaboration calls, and nominations for prizes etc. Please check Grants Calendar below for a collection of all calls we have found for the upcoming year.
  • Nomination for the Wallenberg Academy Fellows program 
    The program, that will provide resources for Sweden’s most promising researchers to develop their work, addresses young researchers in medicine, natural sciences, engineering and technology, humanities and social sciences. Swedish universities are invited to nominate candidates for the program, and there is an internal nomination process at LU. Last day to nominate: 15 February 2021.
    More information at kaw.wallenberg.org
    More information on the LU internal process at LU.se

  • The L'Oréal-Unesco For Women in Science Sweden Prize with support of The Young Academy of Sweden
    The prize awards two prominent women in research, for their accomplishments and development towards independency, with the purpose to encourage a continued research career. The prize amount of 150,000 SEK each will be awarded to researchers who gained their PhD 2016 or later and have a position at a university or research institution in Sweden. The awardees are also offered a one year mentor program hosted by the Young Academy of Sweden. The Prize  is awarded to women in research who have demonstrated great potential in science (including medicine), physics, technology or mathematics, and whose work contributes to a sustainable development and in solving humanity's greatest challenges. Deadline 27 Sept.
    Read more at the Young Academy of Sweden´s web page
    Link to Rules and regulations (Swedish) for call information and the criteria for evaluations

  • Lantmännen Research Foundation. Aim to develop ideas and support the generation of knowledge that can add value throughout the chain from field to fork. Three focus areas: Agriculture & machinery, Bioenergy & green materials, Food & packaging. Deadline: 2020-10-01
    Read more at Lantmännen.com

  • Stiftelsen Skogssällskapet primarily provides funding for needs-motivated research in forest management and nature conservation. 2 step application, deadline 2020-10-12
    Read more at skogssallskapet.com

  • BiodivERsA and the Water JPI Conservation and restoration of degraded ecosystems and their biodiversity, including a focus on aquatic system. 2-step call, pre-announcement, call will open 2020-10-05, deadline 2020-12-07
    Read more at biodiversa.org

  • MISTRA: Societal Transformations for Climate Action.
    Climate, equality and digitalisation in cooperation with civil society. 40 million over 4 years, deadline 2021-01-22.
    Read more at mistra.org

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Grants Calendar
We have been given the opportunity to use the Grants Calendar, developed by the Faculty of Medicin. The calendar lists calls according to the deadline date, and you can easily select the calls according to categories, type of funding or search by free text. To access the Grants Calender you log in with your LUCAT-id.
Link to the Grants Calender
More instructions are found here (word document, 292 kB.

To find calls relevant for Environmental and Climate research type "CEC" in the free text search box.

Find more funding opportunities in Research Professional
In the database Research Professional you can find national as well as international funding opportunities. Log in using your Lucat-ID.
More information and log in using this link.

About CEC Fellows
Centre for Environmental and Climate Research, CEC, invites all scientists, working at Lund University and active in the centre’s fields of research, to be part of the CEC Fellows. With the aim of promoting new interdisciplinary research endeavors and encouraging bottom-up influence and leadership, the network is created as a meeting place for collective expertise and as a forum for exchange of ideas amongst researchers. If you are not already a member and would like to join, if you have suggestions for the development of the fellowship, or any news to add to the Newsletter, please contact Marianne Hall on marianne.hall@cec.lu.se.

Read more about Centre for Environmental and Climate Research at lu.se
Read more about CEC Fellows here at lu.se