About – University of Copenhagen

About the congress

The congress is organized by the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) through a Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) and a Local Organizing Committee (LOC). It is a follow-up from the inaugural climate congress held in 2009 in conjunction with COP-15 in Copenhagen. 

Scientific Steering Committee

The Scientific Steering Committee is chaired by Professor Katherine Richardson from the Sustainability Science Centre, University of Copenhagen.

Professor Katherine Richardson
Leader of Sustainability Science Centre
University of Copenhagen

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Professor Bin Lu
Director for Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning
Peking University

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Professor Daniel Kammen
Director for Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory
University of California, Berkeley

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Professor Jim Hall
Director for Environmental Change Institute
University of Oxford

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Professor Keisuke Hanaki
Adjunct professor of Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science
Graduate School of Engineering
University of Tokyo

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Professor ONG Choon Nam
Director for Environmental Research Institute
National University of Singapore

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Professor Mark Pagani

Former Director of the Yale Climate and Energy Institute

Professor Peter Guthrie
Director for Centre for Sustainable Development
Cambridge University

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Professor René Schwarzenbach
Associate Vice President for Sustainability
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich

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Dr. Robert Dyball
Fenner School of Environment & Society
Australian National University

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Local Organising Committee

The Local Organising Committee is chaired by Director Niels Elers Koch, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen. Head of secretariat is Lykke Hindsgaul, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen.