This year’s open access (OA) week theme was on climate justice. Following on from this, and the events of COP27, we interviewed researcher Elisie (el-ē-s) Kåresdotter to discuss her article on sustainable cities and her thoughts on the climate crisis. Read on to find out more about the conclusions Elisie made in her research. We also discussed Sweden’s position in the fight for climate justice and the importance of OA in making knowledge accessible in this field of science.
Elisie’s article was published OA in the Journal of Urban Technology as part of the Bibsam agreement between Swedish institutions and Taylor & Francis. You can access Elisie’s article, First Mile/Last Mile Problems in Smart and Sustainable Cities: A Case Study in Stockholm Country, here for free.
For those who may not know who you are, please can you introduce yourself, your area of study, and how it relates to the OA week theme of climate justice?
For those who may not be familiar with your article, what conclusions did you make in your research and what would you like people to take away from it?
You focus quite a lot on the elderly in your article. Why is it important to acknowledge the significance of this age group in your research?
Sweden is far ahead of other countries around the world, in terms of improving air quality and keeping emissions low. What is Sweden doing that other countries are not?
Following on from that, would you say that it’s sort of ingrained in Swedish society? Are you raised to have those things in mind? Does it start from the family, from a younger age? The likes of Greta Thunberg for example…
How have you measured the impact of your work?
Why do you think OA is important in your field of research?
How have OA agreements between your library and publishers allowed you to further your research?
What advice you would give to researchers in your field about publishing OA?
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