The 1st KI Conference on Sustainabale Development: Climate change - Health Effects and how the prevent them

KI climate conference


To all KI scientists

As the world faces greater challenges than ever before, the UN has developed 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to be achieved by 2030. As a scientist in medical sciences at KI, some of these goals, such as SDG3 “Good health and wellbeing” might seem more relevant than others. However, your research might also address other goals e.g. innovation, reduced poverty, decent work and climate change.

In accordance with our own Strategy 2030, KI is devoted to finding solutions to health challenges and to help fulfil these goals. Society at large, including research funding agencies, has begun to embrace these questions, and many funders are now demanding that researches demonstrate links to the goals in their grant applications.

Join us for a half-day conference during which you will learn more about the SDGs, hear about the latest related research, and get ideas about how you can address SDGs in your own research activities. You will gain insights from the Swedish Agenda 2030 coordinator Gabriel Wikström, and listen to inspiring scientific presentations on how climate change affects our health, and how we can treat or prevent these effects.

Other speakers include Sir Andy Haines (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), Petter Brodin, Miia Kivipelto, Erik Melén, and Johan von Schreeb (all from KI), and Elisabet Lindgren (SU). We invite and encourage PhD students and postdocs to take the opportunity to present posters. Please see the attached flyer and program.


Time and date: 17 November 2020 at 13-18 online

Best regards,

Robert Harris, Academic Vice President for Doctoral Education

Birgitta Henriques Normark, Academic Vice President for Research

Annika Östman Wernerson, Academic Vice President for Higher Education

On behalf of the project team “One KI for Sustainable Development”


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You will find the program here