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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.

  • 27 September 2019, 16:00-17:30

    Confronting Climate Change: Is it time to embrace a new role for climate science (and scientists)?

    Sustainability Science Centre and Niels Bohr Institute, ICAT PhD School, present a sustainability lecture on 27 September 2019, with Heidi Roop, Lead Scientist for Science Communication at the University Washington’s Climate Impact Group in Seattle.

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  • 10 October 2019, 19:00-20:30

    Hvordan skaber vi fremtidens grønne byer?

    [ JORDEN KALDER ] Overalt i samfundet tales der om bæredygtighed, om grønne løsninger og om klimatilpasning. Ofte taler vi dog forbi hinanden, fordi der er så mange forskellige opfattelser af, hvad bæredygtighed betyder og omfatter, og af, i hvilken grad det kan opnås. Det gælder også, når talen falder på bæredygtigt byggeri, som er et begreb, der bruges i vidt forskellige sammenhænge og betydninger.

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  • 12 November 2019, 19:00-20:30

    Løser vi klimakrisen med at uddele kondomer?

    [ JORDEN KALDER ] Udover indsatser for bæredygtigt forbrug kan en anden indsats handle om at begrænse den globale befolkningstilvækst, men kan vi gøre det uden at kollidere med basale menneskerettigheder? - løser vi klimakrisen ved at uddele kondomer?

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