The consequences of climate change are becoming increasingly clear, and research shows that dramatic measures are needed to reverse its detrimental effects.

Researchers from Linköping University participated in COP28, the UN climate change conference at which world-leaders, researchers and organisations gather to discuss problems and negotiate solutions. LiU carries out extensive research in sustainable development, with renowned research groups in fields such as climate science and climate policy.

Wall of plants, student housing Colonia Photo credit Teres Wramell

Result of the climate summit

A mind shift in a way

Professor Björn-Ola Linnér comments on the result of COP28.

Researchers at COP28

Meet professor Björn-Ola Linnér

Anna Nilsen

"I am a frustrated optimist"

Björn-Ola Linnér intended to be a social studies teacher. Instead, he became a climate researcher. He had never imagined an academic career. Yet, he became a professor at the Department of Thematic studies - Environmental Change in Linköping and, as a researcher, plays an active role in the environmental debate.

Climate research news

Three proposals from researchers to meet EU climate goals

The ability to meet EU climate goals is enhanced by investing in new technologies that remove CO₂ from the atmosphere. Although it is currently unprofitable, there are ways to change that. This is concluded in an article by researchers from LiU.

Low water levels in the river.

The quest for sustainable livelihoods in the Amazon

The journey on the river from Tefé to the Mamirauá Sustainable Development Reserve in Brazil normally takes around three hours. But things are not normal the researchers from Linköping discover.

David Bastviken.

Climate change affects greenhouse gas emissions from stream networks

Natural greenhouse gas emissions from streams and lakes are strongly linked to water discharge and temperature. This knowledge is necessary to assess how man-made climate change is altering greenhouse emissions from natural landscapes.

The sun and a thermometer showing high temperatures.

Risky climate measures studied in new research project

The climate crisis has led some experts to argue that more risky measures now have to be investigated. But how do the scientists involved reason when it comes to uncertainty? This is the subject of a new research project at Linköping University.

Tractor with seed drill.

New technology to secure future harvests

Wars, natural disasters and climate change bring huge challenges for the agriculture industry, which must at the same time provide food for a growing population. Future high-technology solutions  can increase food production in a sustainable manner.

Girl with backpack standing in flooded village.

The Paris Agreement – better measurement methods needed

The Paris Agreement says that we should reduce the emission of greenhouse gases to limit the rise in global temperature to 2 degrees Celsius. But do we have the measurement methods needed? LiU-researchers have the disheartening answer.

Agricultural vulnerability to climate change

Lecture from Researchers' Night

Climate change is not in the future – it is happening already. Lotten Wiréhn‘s 15-minute presentation provides an insight into how food production is impacted by a warmer climate and more frequently occurring extreme weather. Her research area is how climate information can be made more useful in underpinning decisions on adaptations in agriculture.

The CSPR centre studies sustainability transformations