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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.

  • 30 March 2019, 13:00-17:15

    Stimulus workshop

    Sustainability Science Centre invites you to an exclusive student workshop in Danish: Fra Klimakrise til Handlingsplan

    Bæredygtighed og tværfaglighed – er det noget for dig? Sustainability Science Centre inviterer studerende til vidensworkshoppen Stimulus lørdag d. 30. marts kl. 13-17.15. På dagen stiller vi skarpt på hvordan vi kommer fra at de fleste anerkender klimakrisen og til hvordan vi når til en implementering af den nødvendige lovgivning og medfølgende kulturændringer. Det gør vi med tre inspirationsoplæg efterfulgt af diskussion. Tilmeld dig for deltagelse og få eksklusivt akademisk input og spændende diskussioner med andre studerende. 

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  • 11 April 2019, 15:00-16:45

    The Future of Air Transport in Low Carbon Economy - Where will your grandchildren be going on holiday?

    Sustainability Science Centre presents a sustainability lecture with Callum Thomas, Professor of Sustainable Aviation. Over the past 50 years air transport has changed the world in which we live. The resulting social and economic benefits are significant, but so too the adverse environmental costs. » Read more