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Theme: TEDxKTH Salon: Why aren't politicians listening to scientists?

This event occurred on
January 25, 2023
Stockholm, Stockholms län

Why was the climate issue not debated during the Swedish election campaign? Why don't politicians in Sweden and globally listen to research related to the climate crisis? Do we have to wait for politicians to act or can the climate crisis be tackled in other ways?

Join an exciting, interactive discussion about the gap between research on alarming climate change and the lack of necessary policy action. According to the UN's global goal number 13, we must take immediate measures to combat climate change. A number of researchers connected to KTH are involved.

KTH Royal Institute of Technology Library
Osquars Backe 31
Osquars Backe 31
Stockholm, Stockholms län, 114 28
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Elina Eriksson

Elina Eriksson is an Associate Professor in Human-Computer Interaction with a specialization in Sustainability at KTH. She is also associated with Green Leap and Digital Futures at KTH. She is the co-leader of the research group Sustainable Futures Lab. Her research concerns sustainable lifestyles and the pursuit of low carbon futures. Her research is often action-oriented and strives to support transitions to a more sustainable society through design interventions such as digital tools and workshop methods that can be applied to society at large. She also teaches about sustainability and ICT and conducts research on how to integrate sustainability in computing education.

Jonas Anund Vogel

Director of the research center KTH Live-In Lab
Jonas Anund Vogel is the center director of KTH Live-In Lab at the Royal Institute of Technology. As director his goal is to accelerate innovation and make smart and sustainable buildings a reality within years instead of decades. This is tackled by opening up buildings and systems, and sharing data, for researchers, industry partners, teachers, and students to use in multidisciplinary R&D-projects. And importantly, Jonas also engage in sharing and discussing results in order to make impact, a work that is equally important to perform at both scientific and more popular science arenas.

Jonna Bornemark

onna Bornemark is professor in philosophy at The Center for Studies in Practical Knowledge at Södertörn university. Her books Det omätbaras renässans: en uppgörelse med pedanternas världsherravälde (Volante, 2018), and Horisonten finns alltid kvar - om det bortglömda omdömet (Volante, 2020) has influenced the ongoing conversation in society as a whole, bringing philosophical questions on judgement and the limitations of trying to understand the world through calculation and measurement to centre stage. Jonna is active in several research-projects within the theory of practical knowledge, posthuman philosophy, art-based research and human-animal-studies. Within these projects she discusses for example human judgement and artificial intelligence, human-dog knowledge and autistic writing.

Karin Larsdotter

Deputy Director of KTH Climate Action Centre
Karin Larsdotter works at KTH Sustainability Office and is Deputy Director of the KTH Climate Action Centre. She holds a Ph.D. in Applied Environmental Microbiology from KTH and a Masters's in Biology. She has many years of experience working in research collaboration, communication, policy, Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), and sustainable development within research. Karin often moderates conferences at KTH on sustainability and research.

Olga Kordas

Olga Kordas is a Associate Professor in Sustainable Urban Development. Her main research areas are urban data analytics for energy transition, and smart and sustainable cities, addressing the role of ICT, electrification and citizen engagement as enablers for sustainable urban development. She is leading a research group “Urban Analytics and Transitions” at the Department of Sustainable Development, Environmental Sciences and Engineering (SEED), KTH. The group’s mission is to foster sustainable urban transitions through collaborative processes informed by data analytics and conceptual modelling.

Organizing team

Donnie SC

Stockholm, Sweden

Brodin Berggren

Stockholm, Sweden
  • Geetesh Tiwari
  • Mikko Bromark