Tuesday, September 14, 2010


I attended a meeting of the LEGS Platform who are funding my visit to Lund. LEGS stands for Long-term Energy Growth and Sustainability.

As the website says: "It a new platform for inter-faculty and interdisciplinary knowledge creation and exchange at LUSEM (Lund University School of Economics and Management). It was founded March 2009 on the basis of a strategic decision by the vice chancellor of Lund University. The focus is on economic aspects of energy systems, which face the challenge of accomplishing large technological shifts in order to mitigate harmful climate change. To encourage shifts towards sustainability it is necessary not only to promote technical innovations, but also to learn more about firms under competitive pressure and new institutional settings."

The program is funded at a rate of SEK 1 million per year but also is a basis for seeking further grants. They are interested in bringing more visitors to Lund. We discussed various ways of raising visibility including conferences and workshops and I suggested starting a working paper series.

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