Sustainable consumption will be at the very heart of SEI’s representation during Almedalen week, with many focus areas up for discussion and debate, which is all the more important since it occurs just before the Swedish general election. Our experts will lead panel discussions and debates relating to a wide variety of topics on sustainable consumption and green finance. They will shed light on the many issues and questions surrounding sustainability such as:

  • Who or what should teach us to live sustainably and where does the responsibility lie?
  • How does green finance become the sustainable choice?
  • Politics for a sustainable food system; who takes responsibility for this?
  • Do politicians in Sweden and further afield understand the climate threat?
  • How will Sweden meet the goal of sustainable consumption as set out in Agenda 2030?

SEI’s experts will be focused on answering these and many other questions on the most crucial topics relating to sustainable consumption. You can view SEI’s preliminary programme below by clicking on the links to reveal the date, time, venue, topic(s) and further information. There are also two buttons at the end of the screen where you can download the Almedalen App through the App Store and Google Play.


Final programme

Sunday 1 July

13.30 – 14.30 Inter-disciplinary science is the future, are the universities on track? with Louise Karlberg, Centre Director at SEI Stockholm.


Monday 2 July

08.30 – 10.00: Dare to speak about responsibility and risk; Then sustainability issues will become hot during the election debate with Louise Karlberg, Centre Director at SEI Stockholm, Åsa Persson, Research Director and Deputy Director at SEI Stockholm and Prof. Björn-Ola Linnér, LIU and Mistra Geopolitics (a joint initiative of SEI)

10.00 – 10.45: Sustainable consumption – Who or what should teach us to live sustainably? A discussion about responsibility and sustainable consumption with Peter Repinski, Senior Research Expert at SEI Stockholm.

10.45 – 12.00: Green as default – how sustainable finance becomes the obvious choice with Aaron Maltais, Research Fellow at SEI Stockholm.

11.00 – 11.45: From climate change to conflicts – How can the EU protect us? with Prof. Björn-Ola Linnér, LIU and Mistra Geopolitics (a joint initiative of SEI)


Tuesday 3 July

13.00 – 13.45: Save the sea, reduce poverty with Måns Nilsson, Executive Director at SEI.

13.00 –14.00: Indigenous land use – a success factor for biodiversity, even in Sweden? with Rasmus Kløcker Larsen, Research Fellow at SEI Stockholm.

13.30 – 14.20: Sustainability and profitability – the importance of asset management in a more sustainable society with Marcus Svedberg, Senior Advisor at the Stockholm Sustainable Finance Centre (SSFC) – Initiative of SEI and the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE).

13.30 – 14.30: VA Sweden; Human rights to water and sanitation in Sweden with Louise Karlberg, Centre Director at SEI Stockholm.

14.00 – 14.45: “Sustainable finances – for a greener and cleaner economy” with Marcus Svedberg, Senior Advisor at the Stockholm Sustainable Finance Centre (SSFC) – Initiative of SEI and the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE)

14.00 – 15.00: Politics for a sustainable food system – Who takes responsibility? with Rasmus Kløcker Larsen, Research Fellow at SEI Stockholm.

14.30 – 15.00: Do politicians understand the climate threat? with Åsa Persson, Research Director and Deputy Director at SEI Stockholm.


Wednesday 4 July

08.00 – 08.50: Packaging can put an end to world velocity with Louise Karlberg, Centre Director at SEI Stockholm.

13.00 – 13.45: How will Sweden meet the goal of sustainable consumption in Agenda 2030? with Louise Karlberg, Centre Director at SEI Stockholm

13.30 – 14.30: Can our savings save the earth? with Marcus Svedberg, Senior Advisor at the Stockholm Sustainable Finance Centre (SSFC) – Initiative of SEI and the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE)

14.30 – 15.30: Agenda 2030 Compass – The way to society through the global objectives with Karl Halding, Senior Research Fellow at SEI Stockholm.

14.30 – 15.30: The post-election – What issues must be solved for the energy agreement to become a reality? with Måns Nilsson, Executive Director at SEI

15.00 – 15.45: The youth are changing – Are we ready?with Peter Repinski, Senior Research Expert at SEI Stockholm.


Thursday 5 July

12.45 – 13.45: Agenda 2030 in a global perspective – How can research contribute? with Måns Nilsson, Executive Director at SEI and Madeleine Fogde, Moderator, Programme Director at the Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative, (SIANI -SEI programme).

15.00 – 15.45: Proper food in the right place- Fixing the planet with the right ingredients with Annika Åhnberg, Chairperson of the Board at the Swedish International Agricultural  Network Initiative, (SIANI-SEI project).


For further information regarding SEI’s involvement at Almedalen week, please contact Ylva Rylander, Press Officer.