Lectures, events and congresses

The Sustainability Science Centre promotes awareness and discussion of the sustainability challenges facing society – as well as their potential solutions - in the general public. Thus, an important function of the Centre is to host a Sustainability Lecture Series where leading international figures in sustainability are invited to give open lectures. The Series was started in 2011 and builds on the highly successful Climate Lectures Series hosted by the University from 2008 – 2010.

The centre also holds debate evenings in collaboration with the Natural History Museum of Denmark, where different researchers from the University of Copenhagen and other experts present and discuss sustainability topics with each other and the audience (in Danish).

For students, the SSC arranges student workshops where they can meet like-minded peers from all across the University, and receive exclusive inputs from professors and teachers at UCPH on sustainability issues. This also provides insight into- and experience with working in an interdisciplinary setting.

Prior to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15), the University of Copenhagen hosted an International Scientific Congress on climate change, 10-12 March 2009 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Furthermore, the Sustainability Science Centre hosted the IARU Sustainability Science Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark 22-24 October 2014.”

Upcoming events are announced here.

  • 10 March 2020, 19:00-20:30

    En opskrift på fremtiden: Kan vi lave sund mad til en sund planet?

    [ Debat: JORDEN KALDER ] Kan vi lave sund mad, der kan brødføde alle på en sund planet? Svaret skal rumme både sund ernæring, lighed og bæredygtighed, og det kan være vanskeligt at balancere alle hensyn. I starten af 2019 kom EAT-Lancet-kommissionens forskere med deres bud på en klimavenlig verdensdiæt, Men hvordan laver man egentlig velsmagende mad ud fra anbefalingerne her i Danmark? Og hvordan tilpasser man det til en dansk madkultur, der er præget af sine unikke råvarer og sæsonskift? Hvordan ser det gode madliv ud, når vi skal følge de officielle kostråd, reducere madspild og skære ned på rødt kød, alkohol og søde sager?

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  • 11 March 2020, 15:00-16:30

    Pathways to a Sustainable Future: Lessons from A Better Planet: 40 Big Ideas for a Sustainable Future

    Sustainability Science Centre, presents a sustainability lecture on 11 March 2020, with Daniel C. Esty is Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy at Yale’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and Yale Law School

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  • 24 March 2020, 15:00-16:30

    Falling fertility: a cause for concern?

    Sustainability Science Centre and Low Fertility Research Platform present a sustainability lecture on falling fertility rates, keynote speakers are Professor Hagai Levine and Professor Rémy Slama. 

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  • 25 March 2020, 10:00-16:00

    Ultra-Low Fertility: is reproductive sustainability possible in the 21st century?

    Sustainability Science Centre and Low Fertility Research Platform present a sustainability symposium on falling fertility rates.

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  • 21 October - 23 October 2020

    Asia and Africa in Transition

    12th annual, international ADI conference, and 13th annual NNC conference organized jointly by Asian Dynamics Initiative, NIAS, School of Global Health, Sustainability Science Centre, ThinkChina, UCPH Global Development

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