Sustainability Issue #5 December 2010

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One common cause of the problems associated with the marine environment, climate and biodiversity is the spread of chemicals. Read more »

Large quantities of carbon dioxide are stored in Swedish forests, but agricultural land also could absorb more carbon. Read more »

Three researchers have been selected to represent Sweden in a Global Research Alliance GRA which Sustainability referred to in its previous issue. Read more »

Research is of very great importance in order that export deals in the field of environmental technology should succeed, says Anders Hallersjö. Read more »

Research on forest fires is a highly topical subject for the preservation of biodiversity in the time of climate threat. Read more »

A six-month world exhibition has been in progress in Shanghai since 1 May. The theme is Better City Better Life. Read more »

Financial support for the international engagement of individual researchers and collaboration with funding institutions in other countries for research across frontiers. This is the way Formas performs its task to promote international research collaboration and exchange of experiences. Read more »

The World Water Week celebrated its 20th anniversary in September and had water quality as its theme. Read more »

The EU Parliament has resolved to invest MSEK 500 on a large joint research programme extending from 2010 to 2016. Read more »

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Sustainability December 2010

Focus presentation

Global research mobilises The Nordic Top Research Initiative, Joint Programming among the EU member countries and a global alliance for research on the greenhouse gases of agriculture. The EU...

Focus articles

Active international cooperation Financial support for the international engagement of individual researchers and collaboration with funding institutions in other countries for research across front... Bonus for Baltic Sea research The EU Parliament has resolved to invest MSEK 500 on a large joint research programme, BONUS, extending from 2010 to 2016, with the objective of securing the sustain... ERA-Net coordinates It is hoped that through collaboration between national and regional research funding institutions within the European Research Area ERA the effects of already exist... Eracobuild for sustainable construction The Eranet for building research, Eracobuild, is a network in the EU of national research funding institutions and research administrators which focuses on research ... Large Nordic investment in climate, energy and environment The Nordic countries can meet the challenges posed by climate changes through combining reduction of emissions with economic growth. This is the goal of the Top Rese... How polluted is our environment? One common cause of the problems associated with the marine environment, climate and biodiversity is the spread of chemicals. Prominent researchers will now produce ... Global alliance against greenhouse gases Three researchers have been selected to represent Sweden in a Global Research Alliance GRA which Sustainability referred to in its previous issue. In this, researche... Can we fix more carbon in agricultural land? Large quantities of carbon dioxide are stored in Swedish forests, but agricultural land also could absorb more carbon. Higher carbon contents also enhance the fertil... GRA-Livestock: Fodder is the culprit That methane is formed when animals metabolise fodder is well known. This has been known in animal research for more that a hundred years. And it is regarded a prob... Fire researchers congregate around the fire Amazement, surprise, consensus. Research on forest fires is a highly topical subject for the preservation of biodiversity in the time of climate threat. The European... A better city provides a better life A six-month world exhibition has been in progress in Shanghai since 1 May. The theme is Better City Better Life, and it is estimated that there have been 70-100 mill...

The Interview

Research lubricates export business Swedish environmental technology is best exported in the form of sales of systems in long term deals that have the aim of solving infrastructure problems in other c...

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How to communicate unreliable data Group discussions relating to three scenarios were an appreciated feature when the ten projects in the Formas programme “Environmental pollutants and gender differen... MSEK 150+33 from Formas Future innovations is one area among six strong research environments that are receiving a total of MSEK 150 from Formas. Research funds for sustainable urban develo... 2700 forest researchers at the IUFRO world congress in Seoul The International Union of Forest Researchers IUFRO is a collaborative organisation for the forest research stakeholders of the world. It has 700 member organisation... Premiere for seeds treated with biological dressing For many years, a lot of farmers have been using biological seed dressing to prevent diseases in barley and wheat. The preparation is based on a bacterium. A bold re... New start for antibiotics Over seventy years, the world has mismanaged antibiotics as a common resource. During a conference in Uppsala, one of the resolutions passed by the delegates was tha... The starvation paths of Norrland – cycle paths from bygone days If you are walking through a forest in Norrland and suddenly find yourself on a narrow road that winds its way through the landscape, you may be quite certain that y... Steep drop in the number of eider ducks in the Baltic Sea Is it the large scale changes in ecosystems that are killing the eider? The Archipelago Board, the World Wide Fund for Nature WWF, Swedish Veterinary Institute SVA a... In the midst of the world’s water Do not forget old knowledge. This is what is usually said during World Water Week, and this year it was stressed more than ever. Floods in Pakistan are only one of m...

In brief

Biodiversity research has no breadth In 2001 the Swedish government made a special investment in a research project on biodiversity. An evaluation of this project over the period 2002-2009, financed by ... Biodiversity is given a world panel In June 2010 the countries of the world agreed on setting up an international panel for biodiversity, similar to IPCC in the field of climate. It is called IBPES – I... MSEK 40 for the food industry Fourteen projects concerning a sustainable and competitive Swedish food industry have been granted funds by the Interdisciplinary Research Programme for Food (TvärLi... New Swedish biosphere reserve inaugurated UNESCO has approved Sweden’s application to designate the Vänern archipelago with Kinnekulle a new biosphere reserve within the programme Man and the Biosphere. The ... The bootlace worm is the world’s longest animal The bootlace worm, Lineus longissimus, is the world’s longest animal that can grow up to 50 metres. It is very thin and is often curled up into a small ball. Its b... Newsprint is winning Subscribing to a printed newspaper in Europe give rise to a lower climatic impact that reading the paper online in 30 minutes. The printed version is a very competit...

Results from research

Do genes determine our quality of life? How did the research turn out? What were the findings? Researchers themselves report briefly on the research they have undertaken with funding support from the Forma... Animals’ conditions in nature How did the research turn out? What were the findings? Researchers themselves report briefly on the research they have undertaken with funding support from the Forma... The land we have inherited How did the research turn out? What were the findings? Researchers themselves report briefly on the research they have undertaken with funding support from the Forma...

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