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In April 2019, Sliperiet changed it´s name to Curiosum and merged with the science center Umevatoriet. This autumn we will take the next step. and together with our tenants move into the renewed premises of Sliperiet at Arts Campus at Umeå University.

In 2020 Curiosum will open. A new science center, to inspire young and old with science and technology. We believe curiosity can change the world.

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The UN and the EU Commission participate in a Nordic environmental conference at Sliperiet

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Sustainability experts from all over the Nordic countries gather at Sliperiet, Umeå university to share experiences and get inspiration from each other in the efforts to promote sustainable consumption and production. Among the speakers are representatives from the EU Commission and the United Nations.

The third edition of the conference Nationell verkstad för hållbara livsstilar (National Workshop for Sustainable Lifestyle) take place on November 15-16 at Sliperiet. This year's theme is sustainable consumption, and the Nordic countries' work to achieve the goal of sustainable consumption and production, one of the 17 global sustainable development goals at the UN Agenda 2030.

Inspires to action

Two of the guests at the conference are EU Commissioner Hugo Schally, Head of the unit Sustainable Production, Products and Consumption, and the UN expert Charles Arden Clarke, Head of the 10YFP Secretariat, UN Environment Economy Division.

Moreover, at the conference, the Nordic Council of Ministers presents over fifty good examples of how the Nordic countries work on sustainable consumption and production. The purpose is to spread the experience internationally and to encourage all actors in the field to intensify their work.

The examples show a wide range of possibilities that can contribute to the required conversion. Among the actors, are research groups, municipalities, authorities, companies, as well as nonprofit organizations.

From strategy to internship

During the two days at Sliperiet, the participants get the chance to share experiences and good examples and to listen to pioneering companies, municipalities and organizations. The conference covers a wide range of aspects, from strategic work at international level to practical examples from cities like Bristol, Malmö and Umeå.

Two of the more concrete examples are the web service Svalna where people can measure their climate emissions and get inspiration to change their lifestyle, and the HOPE project where Umeå researchers have investigated how householders in Umeå would react to halve their emissions.

The business sector has an important role

The business sector is also an important player in the transition to sustainable consumption and production. Polarbröd and Akzo Nobel are two of the companies that share their experiences of sustainability work at the conference.

Other examples in a wide range of contributors include Ida Texell, who is part of the government's delegation for Sweden's implementation of Agenda 2030, WWF's Secretary-General Håkan Wirtén, and the State Secretary Elisabeth Backteman, who lead the government's strategic work for circular and bio-based economics.

The environmental conference is organized by Umeå municipality together with Umeå University and the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, and is part of Umeå municipality's climate work.

The lectures at the conference will also be filed and broadcasted live at www.greenumea.se/verkstad


For more information contact:

Katrin Holmqvist Sten
Project leader
Sliperiet, Umeå University
+46 73-096 43 73

Anna Gemzell
Project leader
Umeå municipality
+46 70-381 80 41