Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development

Transition to a sustainable society

The Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development is the scientific institute for sustainability research and teaching of Utrecht University. We contribute to the transition to a sustainable society through scientific excellence in a multi-disciplinary environment. 

We work in multi-disciplinary teams of four research groups: Energy and Resources, Environmental Governance, Environmental Sciences and Innovation Studies.

News

Zonnepanelen
7 December 2016
The positive effect of solar energy as a sustainable energy source offsets the negative impact of the production of solar panels.
1 December 2016
De eucalyptusboom is sterk aangepast aan een grillig klimaat, maar niet zoals men zou verwachten, concluderen Utrechtse en Australische onderzoekers.
25 November 2016
Utrecht University’s sustainability research has the greatest impact worldwide, concludes Times Higher Education.
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Events

16
Dec
16 December 2016 12:45 - 13:30
Mart Verwijmeren investigated how plant-plant interactions change along combined stress gradients, and how these changes relate to dryland ecosystem stability.
19
Dec
19 December 2016 12:45 - 13:30
Ari Susanti provides a more holistic understanding of how drivers at various levels interplay and continue to feed the expansion of oil palm plantations.
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Sustainability

Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development