Press Releases

New light shed on the challenge of climate negotiations

Nov 09, 2015 13:34 GMT Chalmers University of Technology After over two decades of climate negotiation meetings, it is clear that agreeing on reduction of emissions poses a great challenge. New research from Chalmers indicates that it might be more difficult to reach agreement than previous theoretical models have shown, but it also shows that there are ways to move forward. The research was published in the journal Nature Climate Change.

Kate Thornton urges Spitalfields shoppers to squash hunger in Bangladesh

Nov 02, 2015 17:30 GMT Practical Action Kate Thornton teams up with Practical Action to launch Pumpkins Against Poverty appeal to combat malnutrition in Bangldesh

Oct 10, 2015 10:19 BST Uppsala University One of the major global healthcare challenges today is the increasing prevalence of obesity and overweight caused by unhealthy diets. The steering committee of the Uppsala Health Summit has decided that this pressing issue is to be the focus of next year’s Uppsala Health Summit.

​The Church of Sweden supports refugees and migrants in Hungary

Aug 31, 2015 11:00 BST Church of Sweden In response to the large flow of refugees and migrants to Europe, the Church of Sweden is helping by providing toiletries, tents and psychosocial support in Hungary. The measures focus above all on women and children.

​People are dying on the border to Europe – we must act now!

Aug 31, 2015 10:00 BST Church of Sweden The Church of Sweden and the other Nordic members of ACT Alliance, a global collaboration between churches and organisations for disaster relief, development and advocacy efforts, are calling for immediate action due to the refugee situation in Europe.

Flag hoisting to thank seafarers on Merchant Navy Day

Aug 19, 2015 12:01 BST Bury Council Civic leaders in Bury will fly the Red Ensign on Merchant Navy Day (3 Sep) to raise awareness of the UK’s ongoing dependence on Merchant Navy seafarers.

Climate pilgrimage launch – final destination: Paris

Jul 09, 2015 10:00 BST Church of Sweden Sunday 12 July sees the start in Uppsala of the Swedish pilgrimage to the climate summit in Paris in December.The pilgrimage is part of a global campaign, ACT Now for Climate Justice, to encourage world leaders to agree on a just and ambitious climate agreement.

Jun 02, 2015 08:17 BST Uppsala University ​An Uppsala Antibiotics Centre is to be created at Uppsala University. This was announced by Deputy Vice-Chancellor Anders Malmberg at today’s opening of the Uppsala Health Summit conference. The goal is for this interdisciplinary centre to be a regional, national and international knowledge resource and forum in the area of antibiotic resistance.

May 12, 2015 10:15 BST Uppsala University In a study published this month in Malaria Journal, researchers from Uppsala University and other institutions present a new model for systematically evaluating new malaria treatment programs in routine conditions across multiple countries.

May 06, 2015 15:05 BST Uppsala University For the upcoming Uppsala Health Summit on antibiotic resistance, 2–3 June, a report has now been published focusing on some of the most pressing issues and challenges. The aim of the meeting is to move the discussion forward, from the ‘what’ to the ‘who’ and ‘how’.