Published 2022-07-07

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Mistra at Almedalen 2022 – watch all the sessions here

Mistra’s arena at Almedalen 2022 offered a lunchtime reception, seminars and panel discussions focusing on the latest research on the climate and environment. The day covered several current themes – the climate transition, circularity and plastics, as well as security and supply issues in times of crisis. Watch all Mistra’s sessions here.

Who will drive the climate transition?

The technology is known, the costs are low, but the transition is too slow. Why?

Mistra Carbon Exit investigates the technological, economic and political challenges that arise as Sweden moves towards the goal of net zero emissions.  Lars Zetterberg, Programme Director for Mistra Carbon Exit.

 

Cocreation and collaboration

Mistra Environmental Communication aims to develop methods and tools for communication about sustainability. Martin Westin, researcher, Mistra Environmental Communication.

 

Mobility and energy

Mistra SAMS focuses on finding solutions for achieving a climate neutral, societally equitable transport system for metropolitan regions by 2030. Anna Kramers, Programme Director for Mistra SAMS.

 

Climate justice requires a fair transition – but what is this?

Fairtrans, will utilise the experience and engagement found in civil society to facilitate and accelerate a fair climate transformation. Mikael Karlsson, researcher, Fairtrans.

 

Panel discussion with all the researchers

Participants: Lars Zetterberg, Programme Director for Mistra Carbon Exit. Anna Kramers, Programme Director for Mistra SAMS. Martin Westin, researcher, Mistra Environmental Communication. Mikael Karlsson, researcher, Fairtrans. Moderator: Anna Jöborn, CEO of Mistra

 

Is system slowness a serious obstacle to electrification and more sustainable solutions?

Participants: Mattias Lindahl, Professor at Linköping University and Programme Director for Mistra REES.

 

Fit for the future. Is public procurement the key to a more sustainable and circular society?

Participants: Ida Karkiainen, Minister for Public Administration, Government of Sweden; Inger Ek, Director-General, National Agency for Public Procurement; Martin Kruse, Chair, Sveriges Offentliga Inköpare (SOI); Margo Enthoven, Postdoc, Misum and the Stockholm School of Economics; Mattias Lindahl, Professor at Linköping University and Programme Director for Mistra REES.

 

Are fewer plastics a solution? What do companies, users and experts think?

Participants: Professor at Linköping University and Programme Director for Mistra REES; Åsa Stenmarck, Expert in material flows, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency; Jenny Fagerland, Project Manager, SIS – Swedish Institute for Standards; Leif Nilsson, Expert, Arla Plast; Karl Holmberg, Doctoral Student, Mistra STEPS and Lund University.

 

Climate, security and resources – how can we deal with two crises at the same time?

Participants: Henrik Carlsen, Deputy Programme Director for Mistra Geopolitics; Robert Egnell, Vice-Chancellor, Swedish Defence University; Filip Johnsson, Programme Director for Mistra Electrification; Markus Wråke, CEO, Energiforsk; Matilda Machacek, Head of Development for Offshore Norden at RWE. Moderator: Anna Jöborn, CEO at Mistra

 

In times of crisis – how do we hold steady towards sustainable food, water and forestry?

Participants: Ingrid Petersson, Director-General of Formas and Special Investigator for the A New Food Preparedness Commission; Helena Hansson, Programme Director for Mistra Food Futures; Therese Lindahl, Associate Professor, Mistra Food Futures; Magnus Arnell, Programme Director for Mistra InfraMaint; Maria Wetterstrand, Board Member, Mistra Digital Forest; Sverker Danielsson, Programme Director for Mistra Digital Forest. Moderator: Anna Jöborn, CEO at Mistra