Author Archives: david.o_byrne

27th PhD workshop on Intl. Climate Policy – Special session on Transnational Municipal Climate Governance

A special session on transnational municipal climate governance was held on May 29, 2015 as part of the 27th PhD Workshop on International Climate Policy. Initiated and chaired by Lena Bendlin (Environmental Policy Research Centre at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany) and, LUCID PhD candidate, Henner Busch (Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies, Sweden), this special session gathered five paper presentations … Continue reading



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David Harnesk’s poster presentation to the Swedish Energy Agency and at LU Biofuels Day

David Harnesk, PhD candidate at LUCSUS and LUCID, has been presenting his analysis of EU biofuel policy in the form of a poster entitled: The EU’s sustainability criteria, how sustainable are they?, at two different events in Sweden in recent days. The first was on the 6th of May and in Stockholm where David presented his work to the Swedish … Continue reading



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David Harnesk presents thesis work at conference in Eindhoven on biofuels and innovation

LUCID PhD candidate David Harnesk recently presented part of the work towards his PhD thesis at a conference in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The conference, which took place at Eindhoven University of Technology, dealt with: Biofuels and (Ir)responsible innovation, and took place on the 13th and 14th of April. The paper David presented was co-authored by LUCSUS colleague Sara Brogaard and … Continue reading



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Upcoming LUCID/Human Ecology seminars with guest professors Will Steffen (15/5/20) and Kevin Anderson (15/4/6)

Guest Professor Will Steffen (ANU) on “The ‘Many Anthropocenes’ debate: When did the Anthropocene really start and why does it matter?” Date: Wednesday May 20, 2015 Time: 10-12:00 Location: Josephson, Biskopsgatan 5 Room: Carson  Abstract First proposed by Paul Crutzen as a new geological epoch in Earth history, the Anthropocene has spread far and wide beyond the geological community, triggering fierce … Continue reading



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ODYSUS early career symposium

Lund Univeristy, on Monday the 11th, and Copenghagen Univeristy, on Tuesday the 12th of May, will play host to the first symposium of the ODYSUS network with contributions from a number of LUCID PhD candidates and graduates. The Symposium will focus on the breadth and excellence of sustainability focused research in the Öresund region while also aiming to provide the … Continue reading



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Food for Naught – Cheryl Sjöström’s PhD thesis defence, May 13th

On May 13th Cheryl Sjöström will defend her PhD thesis in sustainability science entitled “Food for Naught: The politics of food in agricultural modernization for African smallholder food security”.   The defence will take place in the seminar room Ostrom on the 3rd floor of the Josephson building, located at Biskopsgatan 5 in Lund, between 10:15 and 12:00 on Wednesday … Continue reading



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Water Mafias: profiting on the poor – Maryam Nastar

LUCID graduate Maryam Nastar, recently gave an interview to Lund University Magazine. Maryam draws on her research in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Hyderabaad, India, to describe how that in spite of law which aims for affordable water for all, water shortages still hit the poorest hardest. In the ‘slum’ areas of megacities, water mafias that take advantage of peoples desperate need … Continue reading



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Right Livelihood Laureates conference in Mumbai 3-6th March

The Right Livelihood Award (RLA) foundation is hosting its third regional conference in Mumbai India. This follow previously successful meetings in Bogota, Colombia in2013 and Cairo, Egypt in 2014. The aim of the conference is to bring together laureates of the award in the Asia Pacific region to share their experiences on human rights, sustainable development, environmental justice and interfaith … Continue reading



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LUCID book club

Last Thursday the 19th of February saw the first meeting of the LUCID book club take place in Lund. The first book being read, as can be seen in the photograph below, is Naomi Klein’s latest work: This Changes Everything, which will continue as the subiect of the next two meetings before another text takes over. Discussions took place in a relaxed … Continue reading



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LUCID held a 2 day research proposal workshop on the 23rd and 24th of Feb.

On Monday and Tuesday the 23rd and 24th of February the LUCID centre held an intensive workshop focused on the development of interdepartmental research proposals for this year’s round of grant calls. Over the two days researchers from the six LUCID departments, Political Science, Human Geography, Human Ecology, Philosophy, Physical Geography and Sustainability Science, presented and discussed proposals in various … Continue reading



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