10.00 - 10.20 Introduction by the Vice-Chancellor Astrid Söderbergh Widding and initial reflections from Professor Johan Nilsson and Professor Rodrigo Caballero

10.20 - 11.15 Lecture by Professor Raymond T. Pierrehumbert
Title: A Big Role for a Small Country: Carbon Dioxide Emissions, Climate Justice and how Sweden can lead the way
11.15 - 11.50 Panel discussion

In the panel:

Åsa Romson, Minister for Climate and the Environment, Deputy Prime Minister
Per Krusell, Professor of Economics
Karin Bäckstrand, Professor in Environmental Social Science
Raymond T Pierrehumbert, Professor in Environmental Science

The programme will be held in English.

Register here before 5 February.


Raymond T. Pierrehumbert
Raymond T. Pierrehumbert

Raymond T. Pierrehumbert

Raymond T. Pierrehumbert will serve the 2014–15 academic year as a King Carl XVI Gustaf Professor in Environmental Science at the Department of Meteorology. Raymond T. Pierrehumbert is the Louis Block Professor in Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago. Professor Pierrehumbert is one of the most internationally prominent and diverse climate scientists with broad knowledge and depth in the atmosphere and climate system dynamics and the carbon cycle.

Read more about his research

Also read: Klimatprofessor som siktar på nollutsläpp (in Swedish)


King Carl XVI Gustaf Professorship of Environmental Science

The King Carl XVI Gustaf Professor of Environmental Science is a visiting professorship of environmental science that was created for King Carl XVI Gustaf ’s 50th birthday in 1996. Each year, each faculty in Sweden is invited to nominate one scientist, and from those nominations, The Royal Academy of Sciences and the King select ”one eminent foreign researcher to visit Sweden for the academic year, in order to promote research, technological development and enterprise that contribute to the sustainable use of natural resources and biodiversity conservation.