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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.

  • 15 November 2018, 19:00-20:30

    På vej mod bæredygtig turisme?

    JORDEN KALDER: Turismen er verdens største industri og i fortsat vækst. De fleste lande ser derfor turisme som noget positivt og et centralt element i deres nationale udviklingsstrategier. Men der findes også mange historier om turisme-overload og overdrevet slid på lokalmiljøet. I aftenens debat vil vi fokusere på initiativer, der kan fremme bæredygtig turisme og prøve at besvare spørgsmål som: Hvordan kan forskning, den private sektor og stater bidrage til bæredygtig udvikling? » Read more

  • 20 November 2018, 15:00-16:15

    The Good, the Bad and the Anthropocene

    Sustainability Science Centre invites you to a sustainability lecture with Andrew Revkin on 20 November 2018.

    Andrew Revkin, a prize-winning journalist and author who helped coin the term Anthropocene and has reported on humanity's growing pains for more than 30 years, will in this lecture describe his learning journey, from the Amazon to the North Pole to the Vatican. He offers a prescription that is both unnerving and hopeful.

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  • 6 December 2018, 14:30-15:45

    The Aboriginal Reality - Bridging the gap between blackfella and white fella dreaming about sustainability

    Sustainability Science Centre invites you to a sustainability lecture with Bevyline Sithole on 6 December 2018.

    The Aboriginal Reality - Bridging the gap between blackfella and white fella dreaming about sustainability

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