Cancellation of ClimateExistence 2020 – Save the date for 2021

Due to the present situation with the corona virus we have decided to cancel ClimateExistence 2020 in Sigtuna, May 14 – 16.

It was a hard, but given the circumstances, inevitable decision. With new directions from the Swedish authorities, strict travelling restrictions, and not the least a general concern in society at large, the obstacles eventually became too hard to overcome.

We believe that you have looked forward to the conference just as much as we have, and to make sure that this important ClimateExistence Dialogue continues we are already planning for ClimateExistence in 2021.

Please save the new date for ClimateExistence: August 12-14, 2021

Refund of conference fees
The conference fee will be fully refunded to all participants. To be able to refund your fee we ask you kindly to send an email to Helena Carlsson helena.carlsson@sigtunastiftelsen.se at the financial department of the Sigtuna Foundation with the information needed to make the refund. We need the following:

For participants with accounts in Swedish banks:

  • The name of your bank
  • Your account number in this bank (including prefix/clearing number)

For participants with accounts in banks outside Sweden:

  • SWIFT (code identifying your bank), and
  • IBAN (code identifying your account in this bank)

We will do our best to handle the refunds as soon as possible.

Finally, we sincerely hope to see you in Sigtuna, Sweden, in 2021!

The Organizing Committee of Climate Existence

Just how long the ecosystems of Earth will be thrown into flux and disarray from anthropogenic climate change also depends on how much more of that change we choose to engineer – and perhaps how much we can manage to undo. But warming at the level necessary to fully melt ice sheets and glaciers and elevate sea level by several hundred feet promises to initiate rolling, radically transformative changes on a timescale measured not in decades or centuries or even millennia, but in the millions of years. Alongside that timeline, the entire lifespan of human civilization is rendered, effectively, an afterthought; and the much longer span of climate change becomes eternity.David Wallace-Wells, 2019, The Uninhabitable Earth - Life After Warming, page 203

We have set a date for the next conference – May 14-16 and as before we will be at the Sigtuna Foundation, warmly welcome!

The conference – ClimateExistence / KlimatExistens – has since 2008 brought together scholars, researchers, educators, artists, activists, students and the general public in an engaged discussion and dialogue concerning the existential, psychological, philosophical and ethical dimensions of climate change / crisis / breakdown.

The ClimateExistence conference is a collaboration between the Sigtuna Foundation, the Centre for Environment and Development Studies, CEMUS at Uppsala University and SLU, and the Climate Change Leadership node at Uppsala University.

You can sign up via this link if you want to be notified when it will be possible to register for the conference and receive updates about the conference.


Video summary of ClimateExistence 2018