Jönköping University part of Climate Week

This year’s Climate Week (Swe: Klimatveckan) takes place 16-22 October in Jönköping County. The theme is “Energy – we have the power, together.” Jönköping University (JU) will contribute by arranging two events, one on methods for increasing participation in sustainability work, and the other is a presentation of the JU’s tools for visualizing the global goals of the 2030 Agenda.

Climate Week in Jönköping County is organized by the Climate Council to contribute to the county's common vision of a climate-smart plus-energy county by 2045. Eva Gipperth, University Director at JU, is JU's representative on the Climate Council.

“Climate Week is an important part of the work to make climate initiatives visible in the region and to exchange and spread knowledge about the climate work that is being done. For Jönköping University, the unique scope for cooperation, and the opportunity to contribute to the county's sustainability goals is part of our own strategic work,” says Eva Gipperth.

Two JU events during the week

Wednesday 18 October from 10:00-12:00, at HLK

Lecture and panel discussion with examples of citizen participation for sustainability and resilience. Panel discussion with examples from municipalities in Jönköping county. Lecture by Carolina Carvalho, researcher at the Institute of Environment and Energy at São Paulo University, with the latest research on methods for increased citizen participation in areas of sustainability, resilience and planning. The event will be moderated by Paola Sartoretto, PhD, associate professor and programme director, Department of Media and Communication at the School of Education and Communication (HLK) at JU.

Organized by JU and the County Administrative Board. The activity will be held mainly in English.

A sandwich lunch will be offered to the first 40 registrants. Register here External link, opens in new window.

The deadline for registration is 16 October.

Thursday 19 October from 12:00-13:00, digital event

To get a common picture of JU’s work with sustainable development, a tool has been developed to visualize activities related to sustainable development and the global goals. The aim is to create cooperation, dialogue, and joint projects at JU’s companies and that the tool becomes a platform and catalyst to inspire. At this event, the tool and its intended use will be presented.

The activity will be held mainly in Swedish. Register for the digital presentation by emailing andreas.friberg@ju.se

More information about the Climate Week (in Swedish) External link, opens in new window.