Lectures and seminars New Partnerships for Human and Planetary Health
In May 2022, it’s time for the world premiere of the World Academic Forum Stockholm Summit. Academics and artists from all over the world will gather in interesting constellations at all of Stockholm’s 18 independent universities. The theme of the conference is “Post Pandemic Planet – How do we build a united and liveable world together?” Karolinska Institutet, KTH and Stockholm University participate with a seminar May 19.
About World Academic Forum Stockholm Summit
Stockholm’s united academia comes together for four days (17– 20 May) to manifest the importance of academia to society. A wide range of activities with an interdisciplinary focus will be presented in a joint program. Current research issues will be addressed in new and creative ways. Researchers and academics from around the globe are invited and offered the opportunity to discuss solutions for the global challenges of our time and future.
The World Academic Forum Stockholm Summit is founded and run by Stockholms Akademiska Forum – 18 universities and the City of Stockholm.
New Partnerships for Human and Planetary Health
In a time of increasing and mutually reinforcing climate disruptions and socio-economic and environmental challenges, Academia is an important actor in global, national and local efforts towards reaching the Sustainable Development Goals. Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University are complementary and together constitute a leading academic environment in Europe. The presidents of the universities have decided that sustainability and the UN Sustainable Development Goals should be prioritized in all ongoing and new collaborations of the alliance.
In this seminar we will present how the three universities join forces and together mobilize for human and planetary health. Three research centers are in focus:
Centre for Health Crises at Karolinska Institutet
The Bolin Centre for Climate Research at Stockholm University
Magnus Breitholtz, Professor of Ecotoxicology, Head of the Department of Environmental Science, Stockholm University, and Chair of the University’s Environment Council.
Christian Danielsson, Head of the European Commission’s Representation in Sweden.
Clara Hellner, Adjunct Professor in child and adolescent psychiatry at Karolinska Institutet and Director of Research & Innovation at Region Stockholm.
Per Lundqvist, Professor in Energy Technology and Vice President for Sustainability at KTH.
Francesco Fuso-Nerini, Associate Professor at the KTH division of Energy Systems, and Director of the KTH Climate Action Centre.
Anna-Karin Nyström, Head of Climate Objectives Unit at the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency.
Kristina von Oelreich, Sustainability Manager at KTH and Head of KTH Sustainability Office.
Ole Petter Ottersen, President of Karolinska Institutet.
Ilona Riipinen, Professor in Atmospheric Science and Director of the Bolin Centre for Climate Research, Stockholm University.
Johan von Schreeb, Professor in Global Disaster Medicine at the Department of Global Public Health at Karolinska Institutet. He leads the Centre for Research on Health Care in Disasters at Karolinska Institutet and is a co-founder of the Swedish section of Médecins Sans Frontières.
Karin Dahlman-Wright, Professor of Molecular Endocrinology and Vice-Chair of the Council for environment and sustainable development at Karolinska Institutet.
Students will lead interactive discussions with the participants at the seminar.