The browser you are using is not supported by this website. All versions of Internet Explorer are no longer supported, either by us or Microsoft (read more here:

Please use a modern browser to fully experience our website, such as the newest versions of Edge, Chrome, Firefox or Safari etc.

Are you longing to feel climate hope? Recent public panel discussion with IIIEE researcher Matthias Lehner.

Five persons at a small table

On 21st February, largest study association for adult education in Sweden, Studiefrämjandet Skåne, together with the Nature Conservation Association in Malmö offered a public panel discussion on how to influence the work with climate issues. The event was arranged at the City Library in Malmö and among the speakers were a researcher from IIIEE.

The panel discussion was named "Strengthen your power to act for the climate" (in Swedish: "Stärk din handlingskraft för klimatet") and aimed at providing participants some input from inspiring persons on how to broaden our perspectives on what each of us can do to influence the work with the climate issues. 

Moderator for the conversation was Ida Isaksson, environmental scientist and vice president of the Nature Conservation Association in Malmö.

The panelists included experts representing a range of actors in society, including the IIIEE researcher Matthias Lehner.

  • Torill Kornfeldt -  Science journalist and author who focuses on how research affects our society and our future. Her two books, The Return of the Mammoth and The Test-Tube Man, have been translated into nine languages. Torill is also heard in the podcast P3 Dystopia.
  • Emanuel Toft -  Coordinator of the city of Malmö's climate adaptation work and coordinates the work between the administrations in the city to achieve the goals in the Environmental Program for the City of Malmö 2021 – 2030. Climate adaptation is about preparing society and the physical infrastructure for the challenges a changing climate entails. For example, torrential rain, sea level rise, drought and deadly heat waves.
  • Gerda Nilsson - Mother of three and professional psychologist who is active in the rapidly growing Rebel Moms movement. Based on knowledge of climate psychology, she works for increased involvement in the climate issue.
  • Matthias Lehner - Assistant lecturer at the International Environmental Institute at Lund University. He does research on sustainable consumption. Right now, he is part of, among other things, a large European research program on adapting lifestyles to a 1.5 degree future.
Photo montage of panel speakers
A room at the library from above