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

4 July 2017
In sustainability research we need to join forces even more, says professor Detlef van Vuuren of Utrecht University.
Globe in hand
1 June 2017
NWO has awarded both innovation scientist Andrea Herrmann and Earth scientist Laura Cobden a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros.
Als trump uit het klimaatakkoord stapt
26 May 2017
An interview with Professor Detlef van Vuuren about the G-7 conference that starts today. Will Trump step out of the Paris Agreement?
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