What we do

Exterior photo of Kollaboratoriet, decorated with plants.

Convening publics

This work will explore different strategies to convene groups around the question of climate change and transition to low carbon living. We are exploring a range of activities – from arts based interventions to informal networking, to more organized systems for democratic dialogue – to better understand how communities can come together to invent new ways of living. (This forms part of Keri Facer’s tenure as Zennstrom Chair, 2018–2020)

Role of the University

This area critically explores the role of university leadership in the face of climate change. Through ongoing work with the fundamental activities of the university, from the design of university campus and travel plans to the core educational and research activities, we hope to enable the university to play a significant and positive role in the transition to a low carbon society. We are keen to hear from partners (staff and students) in other universities seeking to achieve the same goal. (This forms part of Keri Facer’s tenure as Zennstrom Chair, 2018–2020)

Carbon budgets

The Paris Agreement outlined the limitations of global carbon emissions and challenged countries to reduce their emissions in line with a 2-degree target and 1.5 goal. Kevin Anderson introduced municipal carbon budgets in Sweden, which outlines how municipalities can relate the Paris Agreement, creating, for the first time, municipal tangible science based targets. This research continues within the climate change leadership node.

Group photo of the COP23 student delegation from the Climate Change Leadership Node.
The COP23 student delegation from the Climate Change Leadership Node.

Student leadership in international negotiations

Doreen Stabinsky negotiated an Uppsala University student delegation to the UN conference of the Parties. Alongside student leadership, questions of equity and justice have been brought to the forefront of understanding international negotiations. Student leadership continues to be a vital part of the Zennström Climate Change Leadership identity.