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Day Zero: Wednesday 5 February 2020

Welcome to Day Zero at the 2020 SDG Conference Bergen – a festival of sustainable thinking.

Student Anja Myrtveit repairing her mobile phone at a workshop on Day Zero during the 2019 SDG Conference Bergen.
TECHNOLOGY FIXERS: Bring your old technology and fix it was the theme for “Fiksefesten” that the University of Oslo arranged at Day Zero at last year's SDG Conference Bergen. In the photo student Anja Myrtveit is repairing her old mobile phone,. On Day Zero at the 2020 conference there are more than 30 events that are free and open to the general public.
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Eivind Senneset for the University of Bergen

Day Zero is an informal kick-off for the annual SDG Conference Bergen, where we invite students, scientists, educators, university employees and the general public to a sort of sustainable festival for the senses.

  • Participation is free and the events are open to all.

The events include workshops, panel debates, lectures, scientific poster displays and more at Kvarteret and the Student Centre (Studentsenteret). Day Zero wraps up with an informal drinks reception at Kvarteret, which includes the metal science opera Fish to Mars, and a public debate at Litteraturhuset.

Do not forget to visit Akademika's curated book selection on SDG-relevant literature, both at Kvarteret and at the Student Centre (extended opening hours throughout the conference 09:00-18:00)

THE PROGRAMME:

Breakfast 08:00 - 09:30

The social (human) sciences and the SDGs in the Anthropocene    

No influence and little cross-disciplinary cooperation? How do we bridge the nature/society divide in academia?

Venue: Teglverket / Kvarteret

Eira Garrido, Student, University of Bergen
Tone Fløtten, Director, The Fafo Institute for Labour and Social Research, Oslo
Nina Therese Maubach, Special adviser, Department for global development research, Research Council of Norway
Carolyn Medel-Anonuevo, Senior Programme Specialist/Head of Education Unit, UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa
Alfredo Brillembourg, Founding partner of Urban-Think Tank (U-TT)

Moderator Bjørn Enge Bertelsen, Director of Global Research Programme in Inequality (GRIP), University of Bergen.

  • A light breakfast will be served.

We live in the age of the Anthropocene, created by what social scientists call the “capitalocene”. While the human population has tripled since 1950, the size of the global economy has increased by a factor of more than 15 (the Great Acceleration).

At the same time, inequality has never been greater, with the number of people without decent work growing fast. We all carry Artificial Intelligence (AI) in our pockets - wrapped in plastic and charged with energy. AI uses more of both than any technology before, but creates few jobs.

Our breakfast seminar (and the following workshop) asks: if the social sciences and the humanities are implicated in this development, how can we contribute with knowledge to confront the challenges of the Anthropocene age?

When humans induce changes to the earth's system with lasting effects on nature, how should we construct the marketplace? Should we create technologies that reverse inequalities and promotes human well-being for all? How do we create a robust democracy strong enough to handle the many contradictory demands the global challenges make on our lives and actions?

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Morning 10:00 - 12:00

Energy Infrastructure Transitions and Environmental Governance    

Venue: Teglverket / Kvarteret

Contact person: Siddharth Sareen, Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation

Speakers: Sören Becker, Kenneth Bo Nielsen, Jessica Verheij, Patrik Oskarsson, Lars Coenen

Convenor: Siddharth Sareen

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At a time of great urgency for transitions to sustainability in light of climate mitigation targets, energy infrastructure is in a state of flux. Expansions in renewable energy and the persistent grasp of fossil fuels over a historically centralised sector surface new challenges of socio-spatial and environmental justice. Where does new energy infrastructure appear, how is this decided, who benefits and who is burdened? What land uses are displaced and with what socioecological implications?

This seminar pulls together insights from environmental and land governance, ethnographic studies of situated social identities and emerging conceptualisations of energy infrastructure to address these concerns. It presents an array of perspectives from scholars working in both the Global North and South. We focus on multiple scales – the urban, regional, national and trans-local – and use a variety of conceptual lenses: political ecology, human geography, social anthropology, urban studies, socio-technical transitions and epistemic politics.

This event is relevant for:
- SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
- SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities
- SDG 13: Climate Action

Using SDGs to focus teaching and learning – together we can!

Venue: Seminar room E / The Student Centre

Contact person: Katja Enberg, Department of Biological Sciences, UiB

The multidimensionality of the Sustainable Development challenges means that often there is no single right or wrong answer to such challenges, but the SDGs provide a useful focus area for teaching, and help highlight future research needs. University of Bergen has currently five courses with the SDG-code, where one is an overview of all SDGs, and the remaining courses focus on SDGs 3, 13, 14, and 15. However, the UiB’s ambition is to cover all 17 SDGs.

This workshop will:

  1. Present experiences from the already existing SDG courses
  2. Introduce the model of Faculty Learning Community, which is a collaboration structure exceptionally well suited for interdisciplinary subjects such as education for sustainable development
  3. Provide a collaborative brainstorming arena for teachers and students interested in the establishment of new SDG courses.

We hope to meet many educators and students engaged in sustainable development for collaborative brainstorming and discussing ideas and plans for how we can together cover all the 17 SDGs in our education.

This event is relevant for all the SDGs.

--- CANCELLED ---Education for sustainability in times of rising polarisation: collaboration, citizenship and responsibility--- CANCELLED ---

Venue: Seminar room E / The Student Centre

Contact person: Jakob Grandin, UiB Collaboratory & Arqus European University Alliance

It is increasingly evident that the transformations needed to create sustainable societies will have to take place in times of increasing disintegration. While the youth climate movement, the yellow vests and the rise of populism all indicate dissatisfaction with the status quo, they also signal rising polarisation. Responding to these challenges will demand a formative shift in how higher education is organised and calls for new types of partnerships between universities and society.

This workshop will examine the role that higher education and international collaboration can play in mediating an integrated response to realise sustainable development in times of polarisation. It will examine how the urgent challenges of our time affects our rights and responsibilities as citizens, and discuss what educational approaches can be used to educate critical and engaged citizens in times of global uncertainty.

The workshop draws on the Engaged European Citizens programme of the newly founded Arqus European University Alliance. The programme is developing student-led and challenge-based higher education across the seven Arqus universities.

This event is relevant for:
- SDG 4: Quality Education
- SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
- SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals

Circular and sustainable manufacturing, and sustainable digital building processes at NTNU in Gjøvik   

Venue: Maos lille røde

Contact person: Rune Strand Ødegård, Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering, NTNU Gjøvik

We want to present in relation to Sustainability Goal 17, and the Skjerven Skog project, where in collaboration with Gjøvik municipality and NTNU, factories are being built on a new and sustainable industrial area based on a circular economy with zero emissions as a goal. New digital technologies are seen in the context of both energy and material flow in a series of processes that include product focus.

We also want to present our Master's programs in Sustainable Manufacturing (Masters programme in Sustainable Manufacturing) and Digital Building Processes (Civil and Environmental Engineering) - which focus these perspectives.

This event is relevant for SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals

The role of universities on the African continent

The African/Europe Consortium on studies of higher education and the SDGs

Venue: Støy / Kvarteret

Contact person: Tewodros Aragie Kebede, Fafo.

This consortium was created in Pretoria, South Africa, in November 2019. It is composed of researchers and representatives of a number of SDG-promoting organizations from both African and European countries. The consortium fucuses on how universities contribute to the handling of the global challenges, which are more threatening to Africa than to any other continent. If Africa keeps lagging behind, we cannot realize the SDGs. With science-society-policy interface as its focus, the consortium provides a platform for knowledge sharing relevant for sustainable development, dialogue and exchange of perspectives, and creating collaborations across universities and disciplines.

Speakers: Stefan Skupien, Humbodt University, Berlin; Carolyn Medel-Anonuevo, Unesco, Southern Africa Division, Tor Halvorsen, University of Bergen; Jose Frantz, The University of the Western Cape; Svein Erik Stave, Fafo; and others.

Den maritime revolusjonen - frå fossilt til fornybart på eit tiår

Venue: Storelogen / Kvarteret

Kontaktperson: Ole Andreas Brekke, HVL

Den heilelektriske ferja Ampere vart sett i drift i 2014. Det vart starten på ei rask og omfattande omlegging av norsk

ferjetransport, med ei storstilt elektrifisering som resultat. Kva var drivkreftene bak denne omlegginga? Kva rolle spelte politikk, teknologiutvikling, reiarar og internasjonale miljøkrav? Kven er vinnarane og kven er taparane i denne omlegginga?

Står vi foran ein tilsvarande revolusjon for norske snøggbåtar og for godstransporten langs norskekysten? Kva må til

for å lukkast med ei omlegging til lågutslepps martim transport langs kysten? Mange hevdar at omlegginga i den norske maritime sektoren sikrar norsk verftsindustri og gjev auka norsk eksport av miljøvenlege skip. Har det skjedd?

Program:

  • 10:00-10:20: Kirsten Øystese (Norsk klimastiftelse): Introduksjon/oversikt over status i dag
  • 10:20-10:40: Agnete Hessevik (stipendiat UiB): Governance gjennom nettverk og det grønne skiftet
  • 10:40-11:00: Ingrid von Streng Velken (Konserndirektør Innovasjon og Utvikling BKK): Muligheter og utfordringer ved elektrifisering av maritim sektor 
  • 11:00-11:20: Tor Andre Ljosland (Leder, hovedutvalg for næring, naturressurser og innovasjon, Vestland fylke): Den politiske prosessen bak det grønne skiftet, erfaringer og utfordringer
  • 11:20-11:40: Sølve Sondbø (Leder, Seksjon for grønn vekst, klima og energi, Vestland fylkeskommune): Implementering av de politiske vedtakene om lavutslippstransport
  • 11:40-12:00 Avsluttende panelsamtale med spørsmål fra salen

Dette arrangementet er relevant for:
- SDG 9: Innovasjon og infrastruktur
- SDG 11: Bærekraftige byer og samfunn
- SDG 13: Stoppe klimaendringene

A teacher education for sustainable development

Venue: Seminar room A / The Student Centre

Contact person: Birgitte Bjønness, teacher education at NMBU.

The workshop will contain three dimensions:

  1. concrete examples on how we address sustainable development in the teacher education
  2. collaboration with university school on ESD
  3. teaching for hope and action - presentation of a new book

This event is relevant for:
- SDG 4: Quality Education
- SDG 13: Climate Action
- SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals

Promoting Quality at Science-Advice-SDG interfaces: Case studies of science for sustainability

Venue: Seminar room B / The Student Centre

Contact person: Dorothy Dankel, Department of Biological Sciences, UiB.

There is no doubt that academic integration in the SDGs and their targets have inherent interdisciplinary needs, but at the same time, there is no "off the shelf" science for sustainability. Due to the special features of science for sustainability, there are intertwined issues of politics, morals and ethics for each case. In this session, current case studies at the science-policy interface will be presented, as well as reflections on these

Issues:

  • How should scientists act legitimately in the face of scientific uncertainty?
  • How can science address the “Tragedy of Change” in order to promote resilient communities in face of on-going climate-technology-economic-societal changes?
  • How can science address questions of societal values like “What do we want to sustain, and for whom?
  • How can democratic institutions and spaces be protected in face with (techno-) science and technology?

This event is relevant SDG for:
- SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being
- SDG 4: Quality Education
- SDG 5: Gender Equality
- SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
- SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
- SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
- SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities
- SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
- SDG 12: Responsible Production and Consumption
- SDG 13: Climate Action
- SDG 14: Life below Water
- SDG 15: Life on Land
- SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
- SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals

--- CANCELLED ---What happened since last time we talked About Tomorrow?--- CANCELLED ---

Contact person: Henning Straume, About Tomorrow Foundation.

About Tomorrow Foundation was established by students from UiB, after the big and successful conference in Grieghallen "We must talk about tomorrow 2018". We shed light on the future job marked, today's climate status and possible energy solutions for the society.

We want to present what has happened since the conference in 2018, what climate actions were promised there and what have actually been done. This will be an objective reality check of the climate impacts due to human activities, based on academic knowledge.

This event is relevant for:- SDG 4: Quality Education
- SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
- SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
- SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
- SDG 12: Responsible Production and Consumption- SDG 13: Climate Action
- SDG 14: Life below Water
- SDG 15: Life on Land
- SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
- SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals

Storage of CO2 in the subsurface: status, challenges and opportunities

Venue: Grøndahls / Kvarteret

Contact person: Christian Hermanrud, Department of Earth Science, UiB.

Underground storage of CO2 is a much-cited option to combat climate change. Such storage has been carried out in the Norwegian Continental Shelf since 1996. This event will present experiences from such storage, as well as the potential of CO2 storage offshore Norway. The event targets an audience with little or no geological knowledge.

This event is relevant for:
- SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
- SDG 13: Climate Action

A radical shift in formative thinking: In the Presence of Phantoms

Venue: Kunsthall 3.14 | Meet outside main entrance (ground floor) of Kvarteret for guided walk to the gallery at 09:45

Contact person: Frans Jacobi, The Art Academy, Department of Contemporary Art, UiB.

Kjersti Sundland and Frans Jacobi with guests, invite participants to join them in a thought experiment, using Sundland's artistic research project "In the Presence of Phantoms" at Kunsthall 3.14, as a point of departure.

Together with participants, Sundland and Jacobi will explore the following: «what kind of formative shift in thinking can occur, if we understand perception as distributed among human/animal/technical/organic entities? What radical shift in formative thinking can arise, if we perceive consciousness, not as a property of the brain, but as fundamental to the nature of existence and being?

This event is relevant for:
- SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being
- SDG 4: Quality Education
- SDG 5: Gender Equality
- SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities
- SDG 13: Climate Action
- SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

How do we achieve a socially inclusive and fair transition to a low-carbon society?

Venue: Speilsalen / Kvarteret

Time: 10:00-11:30

Contact person: Bente Bakken, Senior Communication Advisor, UiO:Energy

Speaker: Professor Per Gunnar Røe, Department of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo

Convenor: Bente Bakken

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There is a scientific consensus regarding the climate problem and an increasing political momentum to address climate change. However, although technological solutions exist, assuring societal acceptance for their uses is a challenge. For technologies and other measures to have the intended impacts, they must be adjusted to social realities. Moreover, energy mitigation runs the danger of creating and reinforcing social inequalities.

For these reasons, decarbonisation and energy transitions require more than technological fixes, top-down regulation and innovative market mechanisms. The transition process must be socially inclusive both to be effective.

This seminar takes a closer look at these issues through the presentation of Include, a new research centre for socially inclusive solutions through co-creation with stakeholders. The centre grounds its research in the concepts of ‘energy justice’ and ‘transitions’, and frame the research in a theoretical approach that engages with socio-technical systems and social practice theory. Researchers draw on a broad range of social science disciplines, as well as law, economics and engineering, and aim to integrate perspectives from each of these into multi- and interdisciplinary approaches.

This event is relevant for:
- SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
- SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
- SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
- SDG 13: Climate Action
- SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals

Hvordan kan studenter leve bærekraftig?

Venue: Tivoli / Kvarteret

Kontakperson: Tori Heitmann Jørgensen, Studentparlamentet ved UiB

Arrangementet vil fungere som en workshop, hvor studenter i grupper skal skissere et opplegg for hvordan man kan leve bærekraftig, men på budsjett. Forskjellige innledere vil holde korte innlegg om sitt arbeid rundt bærekraft. De forskjellige innlederne kommer fra Centre for climate and energy transformation (CET), Bjerknessenteret og Om i morgen. Disse vil i løpet av workshopen fungere som  dommerpanel som kommer til å rangere de ulike oppleggene, hvor førsteplassen vil vinne en bærekraftig premie.

Dette arrangementet er relevant for:
- SDG 11: Bærekraftige byer og samfunn
- SDG 13: Stoppe klimaendringene
- SDG 15: Liv på land

 

Afternoon 13:00 - 14:30

    Energy efficiency – the hidden key to a sustainable future?

    Venue: Maos lille røde / Kvarteret

    Contact person: Anja Molnes, Entro AS

    In order to battle climate change in cities worldwide – where the majority of global emissions come from – we must increase our expertise on how we operate buildings more efficiently. Savings from energy efficiency will allow for greater shifts to electricity without putting an additional strain on the grid, and buildings with high levels of energy efficiency can support the entire energy system transformation. Utilizing buildings more efficiently have several benefits, like improved urban air quality – which in turn have a major impact on human health and our vulnerable ecosystems.

    Ever since 1990, Entro’s core business has been to help customers reduce their environmental impact. Each year, we help save millions of kWh’s and huge amounts of GHG emissions – simply by implementing measures to reduce the energy demand and help implement waste sorting systems in commercial buildings. At the same time, we help reduce the cost of – and therefore contribute to accelerate – the green transition. Entro would like to arrange a workshop where we highlight the importance of energy and resource efficiency, and demonstrate key strategies on how to achieve it.

    This event is relevant for:
    - SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
    - SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
    - SDG 12: Responsible Production and Consumption
    - SDG 13: Climate Action
    - SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals

    Will trans-national corporations take responsibility for fulfilling the SDG aims?

    Venue: Speilsalen / Kvarteret

    Contact person: Ståle Knudsen, University of Bergen

    Presenters:

    • Ståle Knudsen, Professor, Department of Social Anthropology, UiB.
    • Peter Paul van de Wijs, Global Reporting Initiative, Chief External Affairs Officer (cancelled)
    • Kim Noguera Gabrielli, CEO UN Global Compact Norway
    • Reidar Kvam, independent consultant and retired World Bank’s lead technical specialist on social standards (working especially with IFC standards).
    • Siri Carson, Associate Proffesor, Programme for Applied Ethics, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, NTNU
    • Morten Mikkelsen, Special Advisor Sustainability, Equinor ASA
    • Beate Kristine Sjåfjell, Professor, Department of Private Law, The Faculty of Law, University of Oslo

    Panel:

    Kim Noguera Gabrielli, Siri Carson, Morten Mikkelsen, and Ståle Knudsen.

    Moderator: Ragnhild Freng Dale, Researcher, Western Norway Research Institute

    There has emerged an international framework for guiding trans-national corporations (TNCs) towards responsible and ethical behaviour. However, adherence to the recommendations or standards developed by these institutions is largely voluntary, the primary sanction being ‘naming and shaming’.

    Corporations have developed tools/strategies such as ‘corporate social responsibility’ (CSR) and ‘environmental and social governance’ (ESG) to better address and incorporate sustainability issues in the strategy of the TNCs. This workshop will critically examine how effective this framework is in challenging the behaviour of the TNCs towards the SDGs. Are CSR, ESG and related reporting regimes only PR tools for the TNCs, or do they contribute to real change in the way in which the corporations work? Will the corporations be able to undertake deep and fast changes and be part of the solution rather part of the problem?

    These questions will be discussed by international academic experts in the field, representatives of a couple TNCs, as well as representatives of a few of the international bodies that guide TNC towards ethical behaviour.

    This event is relevant for all SDGs.

    Life cycle assessment of renewable energy production

    Venue: Storelogen / Kvarteret

    Contact person: Kristin Guldbrandsen Frøysa, UiB (contribution from MatNat and Social Sciences)

    Life Cycle Assessment is an important tool when choosing the most environment friendly alternatives when it comes to production of energy and goods.

    The seminar will give an introduction to the topic and two examples on how Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is applied. The first example addresses 2nd generation bioethanol from lignocellulose (LCB). The other example is taken from  student project at HVL where a study was made to determine the environmental impact of choosing additive manufacturing (AM) over conventional manufacturing (CM) in the production of spare parts in the oil and gas industry.

    13:00 Welcome, energy director Kristin Guldbrandsen Frøysa, UiB

    13:05 Introduction to Life Cycle Assessment (see Powerpoint presentation), professor Tanja Barth, UiB

    13:25 2nd generation bioethanol from lignocellulose (LCB) (see Powerpoint presentation), associate professor Geoffrey Sean Gilpin, HVL 

    13:45 A Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of Additive and Conventionally Manufactured Cooling Fans (see Powerpoint presentation), HVL master students Jennifer Paola Oyaga Padilla, Ruben Lindseth and Hege Botnen

    14:05 Some aspects of solar PV, associate professor Martin M Greve, UiB

    14:15 QA session

    14:30 Closing of meeting

    This event is relevant for:
    - SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
    - SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
    - SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    - SDG 12: Responsible Production and Consumption
    - SDG 13: Climate Action

    Sustainable universities and the global research agenda

    Venue: Grøndahls / Kvarteret

    Contact person: Håvard Haarstad, Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation

    Universities are under pressure to reduce their carbon and environmental footprint. At the same time, we are striving to address global challenges, advance the international research frontier and the educate students through international collaborations and exchange. How can these seemingly divergent objectives be reconciled?

    In this session, we aim to showcase and discuss ways to make research and education more sustainable while at the same time reducing the footprint of these activities. We seek to learn from the many universities and research groups that are developing new policies and practices, and discuss how to stimulate cultural change and innovation.

    Preliminary plans for the session:

    • We will partner with the University of Oslo and others arriving at the SDG conference by train, and use that experience as a starting point for discussions.
    • We will also learn from leaders at the University of Bergen and other universities on how they are working to institutionalize more sustainable research practices.
    • We will discuss possible next steps, including carbon budgeting, new travel regulations, innovations in videoconferencing

    This event is relevant for:
    - SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
    - SDG 12: Responsible Production and Consumption
    - SDG 13: Climate Action

    How to decolonize curriculum and teaching?

    Venue: Støy / Kvarteret

    Kontaktperson: Rebekka Ringholm, Studentenes og Akademikernes Internasjonale Hjelpefond (SAIH)

    We are all a part of the problem, but we are also all a part of the solution.

    This has been SAIH’s starting point when developing a toolkit for decolonization of teaching and curriculum in Norwegian academia, and we are very happy to invite you to the launch of it at Day Zero of the Sustainable Development Goals Conference in Bergen.

    Decolonization of higher education is a process that does not have one given answer, and that will look different within each discipline. With the toolkit, we aim to provide students and scholars with tools to start the discussions, revising and critical reflection we need in order to decolonize Norwegian academia. We hope to move the necessary conversations about decolonization into the lunchrooms and lecture halls of Norwegian universities, and will start off on the 5th of February at Kvarteret.

    The session will be focusing on SDG 4, ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all, and will be providing perspectives from Nicaragua, Norway and Sápmi on why decolonization of academia is needed. The audience will also be invited to share from their own experiences about what they see missing in their curriculum today, as students or educators.

    Programme

    13.00: Welcome
    13.05: Presentation of SAIH’s toolkit for decolonization of teaching and curriculum
    13.20-14.55: Panel talk and open chair discussion

    In the panel:
    Bernadine Dixon - Director of CEIMM (The Research and Information Centre of the Multi-Ethnic Woman) at the intercultural university URACCAN, Nicaragua
    Elen Ravna - Leader of Noereh, the National Sami youth organization of Norway
    Kristin Gregers Eriksen - Doctoral candidate in social studies didactics at The University of South-Eastern Norway and one of the authors of SAIH’s decolonization toolkit

    In the first part of the talk, the panelists will discuss the need for decolonization of education in a global perspective. In the second part, we will open up for audience participation by adding an empty chair, which can be filled by anyone who wants to share thoughts and reflections – the question we ask is: What is missing in your curriculum today?

    Moderator: Sunniva Folgen Høiskar, president of SAIH

    This event is relevant for:
    - SDG 4: Quality Education
    - SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities
    - SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
    - SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals

    Bringing small fish and small-scale fisheries on board the SDGs for global food security

    Venue: Seminar room C / The Student Centre

    Contact person: Jeppe Kolding, BIO, UiB

    The importance of small fish and small-scale fisheries are neglected, misrepresented and undervalued in the global food discourse and in the Sustainable Development Goals. Small fish from small-scale fisheries are the most eco-friendly, energy efficient as well as socially equitable food production system we have. They have the smallest environmental impacts in terms of greenhouse gases, water use, fertilizers, insecticides or herbicides compared to any other human food production systems. They sustain food security and supply vital nutrients for millions of people in developing countries. Fish are the biggest source of harvestable animal sourced we have. By fishing small fish lower in the aquatic food chain, we can increase food production significantly.

    However:

    1. Fish as food provider is not mentioned in SDG2
    2. Fish as health provider is not mentioned in SDG3
    3. SSF as labour provider is not mentioned in SDG8
    4. SSF as most clean and climate friendly food production system is not mentioned in SDG13
    5. Inland fisheries (providing 30% of total catch) is not mentioned in SDG14
    6. Ecosystem approaches is not mentioned in any SDGs
    7. MSY is undefinable in a multispecies fishery
    8. IUU is a basket concept that criminalize many SSFs
    9. Economic growth seems more important than welfare and food and nutrition security

    Presentations:

    ‘Small fish in relation to food security and nutrition’, Jeppe Kolding, Department of Biological Sciences, UiB
    ‘Small fish – nutritious superfood’, Marian Kjellevold, Institute of Marine Research
    ‘What’s in your stew: dietary composition’, Peter Andersen, Department of Geography, UiB
    ‘Making a living through the small fish value chain’, Ragnhild Overå, Department of Geography, UiB

    This event is relevant for:
    - SDG 1: No Poverty
    - SDG 2: Zero Hunger
    - SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being
    - SDG 4: Quality Education
    - SDG 5: Gender Equality- SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
    - SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
    - SDG 12: Responsible Production and Consumption
    - SDG 13: Climate Action
    - SDG 14: Life below Water

    «Responsibility Roulette»: Panel om handlinger for bærekraftsmålene

    Venue: Tivoli / Kvarteret

    Kontaktperson: Sacha Kalseth, Høgskolen i Innlandet

    Denne workshopen er organisert som et interaktivt spill hvor alle som er til stede deltar, inkludert panelet med eksperter. Gjennom spillet vil deltakerne kunne utforske hvilken faktorer som er viktig for å leve et godt liv: familie og nærmiljøet, tid som ressurs, frihet og eventyrlyst, og balanse mellom forpliktelser og behov. Det stimulerer til refleksjon om relevante strategier for hvordan man kan oppnå bærekraftig levesett—deriblant strategier for hvordan man kan forstå og ta hensyn til variasjon i livsstiler, livets forskjellige stadier og overganger, og engasjere seg i kollektiv handling.

    Rulettspillet består av tre store plakater med bilde av et ruletthjul delt inn med bilder av aktuelle emner. Første plakat viser relevante aktører, den andre relevante temaer, mens den siste presenterer FNs bærekraftsmål. En pil snurres rundt og avgjør hvem i panelet som skal snakke først (for eksempel sivilsamfunn), besvare spørsmålene fra deltagerne, og dele eksempler på løsninger. Her avgjøres tema for samtalen hvor eksperten med bakgrunn i sitt eget fagfelt kan koble tema relatert til ett av bærekraftsmålene.

    Dette arrangementet er relevant for alle bærekraftsmålene.

    Undervisning om bærekraft eller bærekraftig undervisning i Vestland? Hva gir størst effekt for 2030?

    Venue: Seminarrom B / Studentsenteret

    Kontaktperson: Arne Øi, FN-sambandet

    FN-sambandet har gjennom flere år utviklet en metode for undervisning uten fotavtrykk lokalt i Vestland fylke. De tre tverrfaglige temaene i Fagfornyelsen (livsmestring, aktivt medborgerskap, bærekraftig utvikling) brukes som verktøy for å operasjonalisere bærekraftsmål 4.7.

    Deltakerne i dette eventet utvikler og kritiserer selv verktøyet gjennom prøving og feiling. Opplegget er aktivitetsbasert og er utviklet i samarbeid med lokale partnere, som det er mulig å inkludere i eventet. Målgruppa er studenter, lærere og andre som er engasjert i ungdomsarbeid, i og utenfor skolen.

    Dette arrangementet er relevant for:
    - SDG 4: God utdanning
    - SDG 8: Anstendig arbeid og økonomisk vekst
    - SDG 9: Innovasjon og infrastruktur
    - SDG 12: Ansvarlig forbruk og produksjon
    - SDG 14: Liv under vann
    - SDG 15: Liv på land
    - SDG 17: Samarbeid for å nå målene

    Our common future ocean in a changing climate

    Venue: Egget / The Student Centre

    Contact person: Dagmara Rusiecka, Geophysical Institute, UiB

    Oceans cover 70% of the Earths’ surface, produce over 50% of the world’s oxygen, regulate our weather and climate patterns, and provide energy, food, medicine, and recreation. However, this invaluable shared resource is under threat due to human-induced ocean warming and acidification, expansion of oceanic dead zones, and unsustainable fishing. Safeguarding our common ocean for future generations is a shared responsibility and a matter of global urgency.

    The EU H2020 projects, TRIATLAS and COMFORT, coordinated by UiB, provide fundamental knowledge to achieve SDG14 Life under water and SDG13 Climate action through international partnership of 57 institutes from 21 countries. However, we believe that research requires a close interaction and two way-communication with citizens and students, important task force in achieving a shift towards ocean sustainability.

    We hereby invite you to find out about our work at the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research. You will help us by engaging in an interactive discussion with panel experts to find solutions on how we can effectively work together to achieve SDGs. With support from Academia Europaea Bergen Knowledge Hub.

    Don’t forget to bring a charged phone!

    This event is relevant for:
    - SDG 13: Climate Action
    - SDG 14: Life below Water

      

    Afternoon 15:00 - 16:30

    Sustainability research in Norway - what strategy to follow?

    Venue: Speilsalen / Kvarteret

    Contact person: Stig Larssæther, NTNU

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    Elizabeth Barron, Associate Professor, Department of Geography NTNU (moderator)
    Christian Eriksen, Head of Policy and Research, The Bellona Foundation
    Ove Jakobsen, Ecological economist, Nord University
    Lillian M. Baltzrud, Senior adviser, Science and the Research System, The Research Council of Norway

    The sustainability agenda is broad, complex and invites cooperation across disciplines and sectors. However, how can we prioritize research efforts in this challenging landscape in the face of time-critical, interdependent problems that demand change on many different levels of society?

    In this workshop, we will inspect the sustainability strategy and practical work with SDGs in the Norwegian Research Council. Are we currently on the right track or should the future of sustainability research in Norway take a different route?

    This event is relevant for all SDGs.

    North-South Cooperation: Challenges

    Venue: Seminar room A / The Student Centre

    Contact person: Bente Moen, Centre for International Health, UiB

    This event is relevant for SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals for partnerships

    Few universities have so many partnerships with institutions in South as the University of Bergen. Such relationships have also been established between other institutions in the region.

    There are many challenges in these types of co-operation. We want to bring some of them forward for discussion. The challenges can e.g. be cultural differences, language problems, attitudes and behavior. How can we make the co-operation real and solid?

    We will have short presentations from experiences of this type of partnership from four persons, and a discussion about the partnerships; their weaknesses and strengths.

    Programme:

    1500-1530    Experiences from South: Dr. Ronald Semyalo, Makerere University, Uganda

    1530-1540    Experiences from North and South: Ass. Professor Andreas Steigen, UiB

    1540-1550    Experiences from North: Professor Anne Bang, UiB

    1550-1600    Experiences from North: Professor Thorkild Tylleskär, UiB

    1600-1630    Panel debate with the presenters

    Moderator: Professor Bente E. Moen, UiB

    This event is relevant for SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals

    BISO Impact - Game Changers

    Venue: Seminar room C / The Student Centre

    Contact person: Sarah Brogaard, BISO Impact, BI Norwegian Business School

    The game in business is changing, and as Norway’s leading business school, BI Norwegian Business School wish to put sustainability on the agenda for both faculty and students entering the business world. 

    BI works closely with Impact from the BI Student Organisation (BISO), and together we aspire to lead the way regarding corporate sustainability. Impact work as a support function for the BI Student Organisation in Oslo, and our goal is to engage, inspire and empower students and young business leaders in accelerating a safe and sustainable future.

    We start off the session with Hanne Vetaas from BI, who will share in what ways Norway’s leading business school works actively and innovatively with their sustainability strategy. 

    Later on we will present how Impact works in order to implement sustainable solutions within the student union, and in this context introduce the BISO Environment Compliance Certificate (BISO ECC). In short, this is a scheme developed by Impact for units seeking to document their sustainable efforts within the student union. In addition, BISO Impact og BI works together on helping events organized by the student organisation to be certified as a Green Conference through the Eco-Lighthouse certification scheme (Miljøfyrtårn). This is a highly acknowledged environmental management systems within Norway and EU.

    To finish off the session, we will engage the participants in a workshop, where we seek valuable input about the expectations towards students entering the business world. We will use this information further on in our work, in order to involve and engage the students at BI.

    This session will be held in Norwegian, but we are happy to answer questions in English. 

    This event is relevant SDG for:
    - SDG 4: Quality Education
    - SDG 5: Gender Equality
    - SDG 13: Climate Action

    --- CANCELLED ---Challenges for use of Indigenous knowledge for a future Sustainable reindeer husbandry?--- CANCELLED ---

    Venue: Seminar room D / The Student Centre

    Contact person: Svein Mathiesen, Saami University of Applied Science and International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry

    Future sustainable governance of Sámi reindeer husbandry might face major challenges related to rapid changes in the Arctic. Sámi reindeer husbandry represents a livelihood and way of life based on practices and knowledge developed through long-term experiences in living under harsh and highly variable conditions in the arctic environment.

    The event will research traditional cultural capabilities in Sámi reindeer husbandry and the opportunities embedded in indigenous knowledge and scientific knowledge and contribute to new knowledge and understanding in order to increase importance of sustainable goals in reindeer husbandry

    This event is relevant for:
    - SDG 1: No Poverty
    - SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being
    - SDG 13: Climate Action
    - SDG 15: Life on Land
    - SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
    - SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals

    Kunnskap, samarbeid og tillit for bærekraft. Hvordan rigge utdanningssystem og arbeidsliv for å nå målene?

    Venue: Grøndahls / Kvarteret

    Kontaktperson: Liz Helgesen, Unio, Forskerforbundet, Utdanningsforbundet

    15.00–15.05: Bærekraftsmålene + fagbevegelsen = sant

    Unio-leder Ragnhild Lied ønsker velkommen

    15.05–15.45: Utdanningssektorens rolle og ansvar i gjennomføringen av det grønne skiftet

    Bærekraftsmålene representerer et vendepunkt. Måloppnåelse krever en annen samfunnsutvikling, som igjen krever en annen kunnskap, handlingskompetanse og kunnskapsformidling. Alle fag, alle nivå og samspill mellom fag utfordres. Hvordan jobbes dette med i dag i utdanningssektoren – og hvordan må vi jobbe i fremtiden? Hva trenger vi av nytt pensum, nye læringsmål og nye belønningssystemer?

    Vi inviterer til samtale med:

    • Marianne Presthus Heggen, Høgskolen på Vestlandet
    • Kristin Dæhli, nestleder i Forskerforbundet
    • Frank Bræin, leder av Pedagogstudentene

    15.45–16.25: Kan den norske modellen sikre en rettferdig omstilling?

    Bærekraftsmålene skal gjennomføres der folk bor og jobber. Hvordan sikrer vi at omstillingen til et bærekraftig samfunn og arbeidsliv skjer på en rettferdig måte?

    Tillit og samarbeid har stått sentralt i norsk samfunn og arbeidsliv. Hvordan kan arbeidsgiver og arbeidstaker videreutvikle samarbeidsmodellen i realiseringen av bærekraftsmålene?

    Vi inviterer til samtale med:

    • Roger Valhammer (Ap), byrådsleder i Bergen
    • Steffen Handal, leder av Utdanningsforbundet
    • Kristin Holm Jensen, avdelingsdirektør for kultur og utdanning i KS
    • Inger Marie Hagen, forsker i Fafo

    16.25–16.30: Avsluttende kommentarer og veien videre

    Dette arrangementet er relevant for alle bærekraftsmålene.

    Nordhordland UNESCO Biosfæreområde som arena for berekraftig utvikling

    #FromTalkToAction #ThinkGlobalActLocal #TheFutureWeWant 

    Venue: Storelogen / Kvarteret

    KontaktInger Måren, Institutt for biologi (BIO), UNESCO Chair, UiB

    Arrangør: Den norske UNESCO-kommisjonen, UNESCO Chair ved UiB, Nordhordland UNESCO Biosfæreområde og FN-sambandet

    Vi les dagleg i media om klimaendringar, tap av urørt natur og biologisk mangfald, erosjon, havforureining og overhausting. Skjer dette også her heime?

    For å nå FNs Agenda 2030 - ein handlingsplan for menneske, jorda og vår velferd - må vi stimulere til ny kunnskapsutvikling ved å kople lokale initiativ til nasjonale og internasjonale strategiar, og ved å sjå menneske og natur i samanheng. Vi treng å endre måten vi lever på: Korleis vi produserer, forbrukar ressursar og samhandlar med kvarandre – i samspel med naturen. Vi må handle no! Kva tyder i praksis berekraftig utvikling for kommunar, bedrifter, privatpersonar og lokalsamfunn i vår region?

    Tora Aasland (leiar for den norske UNESCO-kommisjonen) og Lene Conradi (ordførar i nye Asker kommune) vil innleie denne interaktive workshopen. Fokus er lokal berekraft i det nyutnemnde Nordhordland UNESCO Biosfæreområde. Vi inviterer representantar frå beslutningstakarar, leiarar, havbruk, jordbruk og energisektoren. Dei vil, saman med studentar og forskarar, diskutere utfordringar og mogleg berekraftig utvikling på Vestlandet – den framtida vi ønskjer. Diskusjonen vil bli oppsummert i ein populærvitskapleg artikkel som vil bli publisert i nasjonale media.

    Dette arrangementet er relevant for:
    - SDG 3: God helse
    - SDG 4: God utdanning
    - SDG 7: Ren energi for alle
    - SDG 8: Anstendig arbeid og økonomisk vekst
    - SDG 9: Innovasjon og infrastruktur
    - SDG 11: Bærekraftige byer og samfunn
    - SDG 12: Ansvarlig forbruk og produksjon
    - SDG 13: Stoppe klimaendringene
    - SDG 14: Liv under vann
    - SDG 15: Liv på land
    - SDG 16: Fred og rettferdighet
    - SDG 17: Samarbeid for å nå målene

    Hvordan utfordrer FNs bærekraftsmål profesjoners kunnskapsgrunnlag?

    Venue: Maos lille røde / Kvarteret

    Kontaktperson: Tom Skauge, Profesjonsetisk nettverk i Norge, sekretariat HVL:

    Profesjonsetisk nettverk i Norge har arrangert seminar nesten hvert år siden 2001 med ulike tema om etikk i profesjonell kunnskap og praksis (link: https://www.profesjonsetikk.no/p/arskonferanser-workshops.html)

    Til vår konferanse i år inviterer vi akademikere, lærere og praktikere fra ulike profesjoner til å reflektere om hvordan FNs bærekraftsmål (SDG) kan utfordre profesjonell kunnskap. Innledere med ulik profesjonsbakgrunn vil drøfte hvilken rolle SDG kan for som global kilde til en ny normativ orden for bærekraft. Mer informasjon på vår nettside: www.profesjonsetikk.no.

    Presentasjoner:

    Hvor ansvarlige kan ansvarlige profesjoner bli?
    Tom Skauge, Leder for Profesjonsetisk nettverk i Norge. Leder for UHR-ØA Nasjonalt fagorgan for etikk, samfunnsansvar og bærekraft.

    Den ansvarlige byggingeniøren
    Arve Leiknes, Leder institutt for byggfag, HVL

    FNs bærekraftsmål i lærerutdanningene – erfarte muligheter og utfordringer ved HVL  
    Kjellrun Hiis Hauge, Fakultet for lærerutdanning, kultur og idrett. Leder for det strategiske forskningsprogrammet Berekraft, medverknad og mangfald

    Økonomer - en profesjon under grønt press      
    John Arngrim Hunnes, Institutt for økonomi på Handelshøyskolen ved Universitetet i Agder.

    Barnehagelærerens offentlige pedagogiske oppdrag og bærekraftsmål nr. 4 – paradokser, utfordringer og nye praksiser     
    Elin Eriksen Ødegaard, Professor. Forskningsprogrammet BARNkunne, Senter for barnehageforskning. FLKI, HVL

    Utfordringar når journalisten dekker bærekraftsmål 10 ‘Mindre ulikhet’.             
    Audgunn Oltedal, OsloMet. Forfatter av boka Journalistikk, verdier og menneskerettigheter (med Magne Lindholm)

    Dette arrangementet er relevant for:

    - SDG 1: Utrydde fattigdom
    - SDG 3: God helse
    - SDG 4: God utdanning  
    - SDG 5: Likestilling mellom kjønnene
    - SDG 7: Ren energi for alle
    - SDG 8: Anstendig arbeid og økonomisk vekst
    - SDG 9: Innovasjon og infrastruktur
    - SDG 10: Mindre ulikhet
    - SDG 11: Bærekraftige byer og samfunn
    - SDG 12: Ansvarlig forbruk og produksjon
    - SDG 13: Stoppe klimaendringene
    - SDG 16: Fred og rettferdighet
    - SDG 17: Samarbeid for å nå målene
     

    Global citizenship and goal 17: south - north collaboration for the SDGs

    Venue: Egget / The Student Centre

    Contact person: Josè Frantz, Deputy Vice-Chancellor - Research and Innovation, University of the Western Cape

    Panel discussion with 7 minute presentations and then open floor discussion

    The University of the Western Cape in South Africa has identified Global citizenship as a key theme and vehicle that can be used to drive the research related to SDGs. Through this concept of global citizenship, the principles governing the research agenda aims to empower emerging researchers to develop an understanding, skills and values that focuses on resolving local and global challenges.

    This workshop is a space to share the ongoing efforts employed in promoting global citizenship through linking SDG 17 to various SDGs focusing on ECD, Migration and mobility, social development and innovation, leadership in higher education, diversity in psychological practice, neuroscience and data intensive research. In the context from the south it would be interesting for researchers to position how we can drive research in this area and link it to the national context in line with the national development plan and global context in terms of the sustainable development goals.

    This workshop invites researchers from the north and south to engage on how issues relating to the SDGs of national context can help influence global solutions.

    This event is relevant for SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals.

    Evening 17:00 - 19:00

    Drinks reception and light meal

    Venue: Tivoli / Kvarteret (17:00-18:00)

     

    Fish to Mars - the metal science opera

    When Real Science makes you wanna scream like an Opera
     

    Venue: Teglverket / Kvarteret (18:00-19:00)

    Forces from different music milieux teamed up with researchers to develop this sexy and extreme rock opera of international caliber. At the depths of the ocean, new discoveries are constanlty expanding our understanding of life’s ability to adapt to extreme environments. In this ecosystem, Norwegian researchers are rock stars!

    They bring their creatures and hydrothermal valves to the stage in a opera you will never forget! Some of you may find this disturbing. Fish to Mars won the People’s Choice Award at the Bergen Fringe Festival in 2019.

    This performance is supported by Academia Europaea.

    Find out more about this unique production.

     

    Evening 19:30 - 21:00

    Transformation to sustainability. What are the consequences of interchange?

    NOTE: This event takes place at Litteraturhuset, Østre Skostredet 5-7

    The Independent Group of Scientists (IGS) presented the Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR 2019) at the UN General Assembly in September 2019. One important message of this report is that we need to rethink economic growth and our present development model. To do this, a close interchange of ideas and knowledge between science and our democratic policy is needed, from the local level to the global. How will such an interchange affect the people of Bergen, what are the consequences?

    The University of Bergen invites you to meet some of the people behind the GSDR, who alongside our political leaders, will discuss and debate these issues on a local level. 

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