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

27 May 2016
Dorith Vermunt studied which lessons we can learn from entrepreneurs in the circular economy.
26 May 2016
Recently appointed Professor Rob Raven wrote the book The Experimental City.
Earth
22 April 2016
171 Countries signed the Paris Climate Agreement at the UN headquarters in New York on Earth Day.
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Events

2
Jun
2 June 2016 13:00 - 18:00
The National Solar Event will take place on June 2nd in Utrecht.
2
Jun
2 June 2016 16:00 - 16:45
Lecture Institutions for the Earth: World Politics in the “Anthropocene
3
Jun
3 June 2016 12:45 - 13:30
PhD student Sander van Egmond analysed the social debate surrounding CO₂ storage and concludes that difficult decisions need to be made.
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Sustainability

Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development