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News from KTH Sustainability Office, January 2016

*Official decison reached - KTH's overall sustainability objectives 2016-2020
*Travel free meetings at KTH - Less output, more input, seminar Feb 10
*Launch of SDSN Northern Europe: "Science-based transformations 2030" seminar Feb 25
*Green Hackathon for Smart Sustainable Cities, February 12-13


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President's decision - KTH's overall sustainability objectives 2016-2020
New overall sustainability objectives for KTH have been reached. In accordance with the President's decision (Dnr V-2015-0820) these objectives are in effect for the period January 1, 2016- December 31, 2020.

Learn more about KTH's sustainability objectives and this decision (SWE): Decision - Sustainability objectives 2016-2020

For questions, please contact

Travel free meetings at KTH - Less output, more input, seminar Feb 10
Date: February 10 Time: 9:00- 10:30 (sandwich and coffee from 8:30) Place: Brinellvägen 8, matsalen pl. 4

How can IT solutions at KTH keep researchers and employees active in global forums and improve our environmental impacts?

This seminar will discuss the impacts of business travel and show you how to use available IT solutions for travel free meetings at KTH. Choosing environmentally responsible means of transport to and from work and increasing the use of travel free meetings are important measures towards reducing our environmental impacts.

More information and registration

Speakers: Researchers Miriam Börjesson Rivera, Kristoffer Soldal, Marco Amiero and IT department’s Catharina Gottberg and Björn Larsson.

This event is a collaboration between KTH Sustainability Office and ABE school.

Launch of SDSN Northern Europe: "Science-based transformations 2030" seminar Feb 25
Date: February 25th Place: RunAn, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg

KTH is now a member of The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Northern Europe . SDSN is a global multistakeholder network that strives to implement scalable solutions in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As part of the global network, SDSN Northern Europe (SDSN-NE) strives to promote the sustainable development of Northern Europe, as well as the region’s efforts for development worldwide.

As part of the launch of SDSN- NE a seminar "Science-based transformations 2030" is being held. The seminar will give Nordic universities opportununity to present examples that illustrate how each university respond to societal challenges and how they aim to contribute to the success of the SDGs. By critically examining solutions, practices, gaps and conditions for large-scale transformations to sustainability, focus will be on creating a shared understanding of the SDGs and a common set of goals for our work ahead.

More information and registration here

For questions, please contact program officer Darko Manakovski at

Host: Gothenburg Centre for Environment and Sustainability, GMV, at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology. 

Green Hackathon for Smart Sustainable Cities, February 12-13

Date: February 12-13 Place: Sweco, Gjörwellsgatan 22

Interested in sustainable smart cities and ICT solutions?

Welcome to a Green Hackathon focusing on smart cities and sustainability. The 24 hour event will see hackers, architects, environmental experts, statisticians, designers, story tellers, interaction designers and others work together to find ICT-solutions for sustainable urban cities.

Places are limited: maximum 100 participants or 25 teams. Apply individually or with a team. Register for the hackathon here!

More information . For questions please contact Tinni Ernsjöö Rappe,

For participants looking for team members we will have a match making event at KTH January 26 at 17.00.
This event is a collaboration between CESC – Center for Sustainable Communications, KTH and Sweco.


22 Jan: Dissertation,Eric Paglia, History of Science, Technology and Environment The Northward Course of the Anthropocene: Transformation, Temporality and Telecoupling in a Time of Environmental Crisis
27 Jan: Licentiate, Xi Pang, Land and Water Resources Enigneering Modelling trade-offs between forest bioenergy and biodiversity
3 Feb: Seminars, Lecturer: Noel Gorelick, Google, Planetary Scale Analysis with Google Earth Engine

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