How can we get to grips with societal challenges, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs? This is the question that defines sustainable development, formulated in Agenda 2030 and the UN’s 17 sustainable development goals. It concerns the environment and climate, but also sustainable health, and societies that are socially and economically sustainable. Linköping researchers are deeply involved with preparing the pathway to a more sustainable society.
Doctoral student Daniela Parker works on a project developing electronic plants to store energy. Photo credit Thor Balkhed
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Facing climate change
From the global UN climate conferences to the work done by local municipalities to face climate change. Researchers at the Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research, CSPR, are involved in and study how climate policy and practical work is designed around societies' adaptation, emission reductions, and transition processes.