Author Archives: ann.akerman

Why resilience is unappealing to social science: Theoretical and empirical investigations of the scientific use of resilience

New LUCID research article in Science Advances Why resilience is unappealing to social science: Theoretical and empirical investigations of the scientific use of resilience Lennart Olsson, Anne Jerneck, Henrik Thorén, Johannes Persson, David O’Byrne Science Advances 22 May 2015: Vol. 1 no. 4 e1400217 DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1400217 Resilience is often promoted as a boundary concept to integrate the social and natural … Continue reading



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Seven Challenges for Sustainability – Climate change impacts on agriculture, food systems and rural societies

Ten years ago LUCSUS convened a series of seminar with the title “Seven challenges for sustainability”. Now it’s time to revisit the challenges: Global Climate Change Combating HIV/AIDS Global Food Security Loss of Biodiversity The Global water crisis Desertification Depletion of Oceanic Fish Stock On May 11 we will organise a half day seminar “Climate change impacts on agriculture, food … Continue reading



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Workshop invitation – Building partnerships with forest communities

Invitation to FOCALI, SIANI & LUCSUS workshop – on building partnerships with forest communities September 2, 2015 – Lund University, Lund, Sweden Public, private and NGO actors increasingly establish enterprises with local forest dependent and forest owning communities in the Amazon and other parts of the tropics. One of the main objectives is to reverse deforestation and forest degradation through … Continue reading



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Seven challenges for Sustainability – The Politics of the Global Water Crisis

Welcome to a half day event on The Politics of the Global Water Crisis When:  April 9, 13:00 – 17:00 Where:  LUCSUS, Josephson Building, Finngatan 10, 3rd floor, room Ostrom Programme “Water in an uncertain world” Lennart Olsson, LUCSUS “Global water governance trends: some examples of sources, patterns and effects” Dave Huitema, IVM “Water conflict and blue peace in the … Continue reading



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LUCID movie on Uganda TV

Uganda Television has highlighted the work Elina Andersson has done together with farmer groups in Paya, Tororo district in Uganda. Their work is to introduce human urine as fertilizer. An interview with Elina and the movie Human urine as fertilizer, produced by LUCSUS, broadcast today, 27 February, at Uganda’s largest television channel.



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LU Sustainability Forum – Kick-off meeting

Dear researchers, students and staff at Lund University, You are warmly welcome to a kick-off meeting with the LU Sustainability Forum: “What has research for sustainability got to do with me?” Fundamental sustainability challenges will be addressed by our prominent key-note speaker: Johan Kuylenstierna, Executive Director at the Stockholm Environment Institute, SEI. This afternoon will also highlight research for sustainability … Continue reading



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