Come to the finale of GRÖN UTOPI: a riveting student contest on eloquence, argumentation and vision for the future, with the exciting 1st prize of a trip to Strasbourg, France!
Where? Europahuset, Regeringsgatan 65
When? 7th of April 14.30 – 17.30 with fika
How? Free entrance
The event will be hybride: on site in Stockholm and online. If you can’t come to Stockholm, you can follow the Grön Utopi finale on Zoom, sign up via this link.
The French Institute in Sweden initiated the GRÖN UTOPI project in september of 2021, inviting students to reflect on and discuss sustainability and Europe. The students then made proposals for a greener, more sustainable Europe.
After a selection of the proposals, the four best contributions will be presented at the finale in order for the jury, with representatives from academia, consulting companies and the EU.
The event is organised in collaboration with the European Commission’s Representation in Sweden.
Crisis management in the face of global warming
Linnea is a student in political science at Umeå University. With the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) nr. 11, Sustainable Cities and Communities, and nr. 13, Climate Action, as the aim and the guideline, Linnea wishes to affront the question of preparedness and crisis management in the face of global warming.
Sustainable investment – The role of the financial market
Amadou studies political science at the University of Gothenburg. He would like to address the financial market and its role in the environmental crisis. The global market system is harmful to the environment, so Amadou would like to investigate the responsibility of the financial actors and how sustainable investments could be a solution.
The proposal falls under SDG nr. 12, Sustainable Consumption and Production, where the right investments in finance, both private and public, can lead to more thoughtful and green manufacturing and consumption in Europe.
Transition to train travels
Christine is a student at TÖI, the translation and interpreting institute at Stockholm University. She sees the potential of the railway with its many advantages, the most important of which being its low carbon footprint. Therefore, Christine wishes to explore the possibilities of achieving a more unified rail system in Europe to encourage and facilitate train travel for travellers in Europe. The SDG nr. 9, Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, will be a guideline for her proposal.
Carbon emissions disclosure in passenger air travel
Ruben is studying social studies at the University of Gothenburg and he notes that so far there is no European legislation requiring airlines to share information about their emissions with their passengers. Ruben therefore intends to examine how such a law could be implemented in practice. Ruben believes that it would be logical for decisions to be taken at European level in order to achieve faster progress in reaching greener air transport in Europe.
Ruben’s proposal on emission disclosure in passenger air travel is linked to the SDG nr. 13, Climate Action, and nr. 9, Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure.
- Peter Dobers, Dean and professor in Business Studies at Södertörn University
- Anna Willman, expert in climate issues at Fores Think-tank
- Annika Wäppling Korzinek, Head of the Political and Economic Reporting Department at the representation of the European Commission in Sweden
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