Sustainable planet, sustainable health – how science-based solutions can drive transformative change

On 1 June, in connection with the 50th anniversary of the UN’s first environmental conference, Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University and Stockholm Environment Institute are arranging a one-day conference. The main focus is on how academia, through research and higher education, can contribute to the transition to a more sustainable development. This conference will showcase how …

Water Resource Protection in South Africa: Research and Development Interventions.

Outline of presentation  Research, development and innovation (RDI) landscape in South Africa International and legal context for water resource protection Continental and regional perspective Water resource quality and quantity issues in South Africa Water resource protection measures RDI interventions, current trends and opportunities  

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. Universities have a strong tradition of delivering excellent research, education in the form of broad repertoires of courses and programs as well as outreach activities in collaboration with …

SUCCeSS Seminar: Sustainable and circular materials – Biomass as resource

SUCCeSS Seminar: Sustainable and circular materials – Biomass as resource During this seminar researchers from SU and Stora Enso will discuss and present opportunities for sustainable and circular biomass developments.   Stockholm University Key lessons to make sustainable materials from lignin   Stora Enso Replacing fossil-based plastics and the journey to a circular bioeconomy   Date: May 16th 2022 Time: …

Swedish Climate Symposium 2022

SMHI, the Strategic Research Areas MERGE and BECC, and the Bolin Centre for Climate Research welcome you to the inaugural Swedish Climate Symposium taking place 16–18 May, 2022, in Norrköping, Sweden. Climate change impacts human society, the physical environment and the ecosystems we depend on. The publication of the 6th Assessment Report (AR6) of the IPCC in 2021 & 2022 represents the latest …

Using global marine metagenomics to understand mercury microbial associated processes in the deep ocean

Microbes are important drivers of biogeochemical processes determining the fate of mercury (Hg) in the aquatic systems. In particular, they have a relevant role on formation and degradation of methylmercury (MeHg) but also on the reduction of inorganic divalent Hg (HgII) to elemental Hg0. Yet, little is known about the diversity and expression of the organisms involved in MeHg demethylation …

Voluntary initiatives for sustainability in global supply chains

Welcome to this seminar organised by the Stockholm University Centre for Circular and Sustainable Systems (SUCCeS). Voluntary sustainability standards arose in a context in which state regulation was receding and governments were hoping to leverage the private sector’s power to address global environmental problems. Though the stringency and credibility of voluntary initiatives varies, even the most credible multi-stakeholder standards have …

Mind the gap: from biocides to cosmetics

Welcome to Diana Kättström’s half-time PhD seminar! During her seminar she will present her current study concerning the regulation of antimicrobial substances in biocidal products and cosmetics in EU including background, results and main conclusions of the study. In addition, she will present some preliminary results from the second study that focuses on cosmetic preservatives and their regulatory status under …

Contact information

Visiting addresses:

Geovetenskapens Hus,
Svante Arrhenius väg 8, Stockholm

Arrheniuslaboratoriet, Svante Arrhenius väg 16, Stockholm (Unit for Toxicological Chemistry)

Mailing address:
Department of Environmental Science
Stockholm University
106 91 Stockholm

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Stella Papadopoulou
Science Communicator
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