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.

Snapshots

News

Earth
22 April 2016
171 Countries signed the Paris Climate Agreement at the UN headquarters in New York on Earth Day.
19 April 2016
How can urban flood risk be managed? The STAR-FLOOD team created a step-by-step guidebook.
carina van der laan
7 April 2016
Carina van der Laan vertelt in een uitgebreid interview over de palmolieproductie in Kalimantan.
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Events

11
May
11 May 2016 12:45 - 13:30
PhD student Piret Kukk studied how the pharmaceutical industry markets expensive, personalized medicine.
13
May
13 May 2016 14:30 - 15:15
Biomass can provide in all our energy needs, concludes PhD student Vassilis Daioglou.
20
May
20 May 2016 16:15 - 17:15
Chairs Institutions and Societal Transitions and Geography of Transitions in Urban Infrastructures
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Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development