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Lectures 2011

The 8th lecture was with Rajendra K. Pachauri and took place the 19th of December in The ceremonial Hall, Frue Plads 4, from 10-11am. The Chair of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning IPPC gave the lecture: "Is Today's Economic Growth Sustainable?"  See his slides here
Photo: Hasse Ferrold

The 7th lecture was with  Prof. Hans Joachim Schellnhuber , and took place on the 18 November 10 am at "Festauditoriet" at the faculty of Life Sciences. The title of the lecture was:" A Social Contract for Sustainabilty. But What If We Fail? ". Prof. Schellnhuber has a background in theoretical physics. He is Founding Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. He actively serves on numerous german and international panels for scientific policy advice on environment & development matters. Unfortunately, slides form the lecture are not available.

The 6th lecture was by Gerhard Dieterle , who is Forest Advisor for Agriculture and Rural Development in the World Bank. The lecture took place at the Faculty of Life Sciences on the 13 September in Auditorium A 1-04.01, 1st floor, Grønnegårdsvej 7, 1870 Frederiksberg C. See his presentation here.

The fifth lecture was by Nobel prize winner Wangari Maathai with the title: "Environment, Democracy & Peace: A critical link". The lecture was held 6 July in the Ceremonial Hall, Frue Plads, København K

The fourth lecture was given by Dr. Stephen Toope , president at University of British Columbia, which is at the forefront in terms of integrating sustainability into research, education and university operations. The lecture was held at Faculty of Law on the 27 June 2011 in "Annex B", Studiegården 6. Read his inspiring speech here .

The third lecture was by member of the European Commision Connie Hedegaard on 11 March the  from 9:30-10:55 am at the ceremonial hall, Frue Plads. More than 360 guests joined the debate on the EU's role in international climate negotiations and the EU's roadmap towards a more sustainable future. The lecture was arranged in collaboration with European Research at the University of Copenhagen, EURECO. See webcasts from the lecture here . Photo: Hasse Ferrold

The second lecture was by Vice President of Sustainable Development in the World Bank Inger Andersen with the lecture "Greening Development: Movingtowards Rio+20 and beyond".    The lecture was followed by interventions by the following panelists: Vice Dean and professor Katherine Richardson , University of Copenhagen,  Deputy Director General Tony Simons , World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Director Bruce Campbell , Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and State Secretary for Development Policy, Ib Petersen , Ministry of Foreign Affairs. You can find the presentations here . Photo: Hasse Ferrold

Inger Andersens lecture was followed by interventions from:

The lecture series started with Finn Tarp  and Per Pinstrup-Andersen , who gave the lecture "Sustainable Development in a Period of Climate Change" at Faculty of Life Sciences on Monday 31 January 2011.