Workshop on climate action and biodiversity loss

Date: May 30, 2024
Date: May 30, 2024
Time: 09:00 - 12:00
Start date: May 30, 2024

This event was originally posted on the Lund University website.

The Agenda 2030 Graduate School and ClimBEco Graduate Research school at Lund University are hosting the next installment of their workshop series on the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals on 30 May at 09.00-12.00 CEST. The theme for this workshop is “Climate action and biodiversity loss“.

“The effects of climate change are already visible and threatens life as we know it. Its impacts include extreme and changing weather patterns, drought, wildfires, weakening sea currents and increasing sea levels. If left unchecked, it will provoke mass migrations, affect global agriculture and every ecosystem on the planet. There is also an increasing discussion about diversity and the linkages with climate change. Diverse wildlife and plant species help ecosystems to thrive, protect from natural disasters and regulates climate. But species are going extinct at an increasing rate and many of the world’s biodiversity hotspots are in countries with high poverty, food insecurity and intensifying climate change. What personal implications are there connected to climate and biodiversity? What measures are taken and how are they integrated into our legal and monetary systems?”


  • Andreas Vilhelmsson, (Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Faculty of Medicine): Health in relation to climate. 
  • Johannes Somsen (Department of Law): Nature-Humans-Technologies-Law: A sustainable entanglement?
  • Susanne Arvidsson (Accounting and Corporate Finance, School of Economics and Management): Integration of Biodiversity considerations into Financial Decision-Making.
  • Tina D’Hertefeldt (School of Business, Innovation and Sustainability, Halmstad University): Invasive species and climate change.


9:00-10:15 Introduction to the subject and presentations by speakers

10:15-10:30 Break and fika

10:30-11:45 Case discussions

11:45-12:00 Wrap-up


Pleas register here to join the workshop. The deadline to register is 22 May 2024 and places are limited. The workshop will take place in-person i.e. it is not possible to participate digitally. The workshops are primarily open to PhD students and researchers from all disciplines at Lund University, but students, participants from other universities or organisations are welcome to join.

Date and venue

This workshop will take place on 30 May, 09.00-12.00.

Address: Atmosfären, Geocentrum II, Sölvegatan 12, Lund, Sweden