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

Artikel Science: minder papagaaien en andere tropische vogels door jacht
21 April 2017
The research by Ana Benítez-López and Pita Verweij led to international media attention.
Rode Ara in vlucht.
13 April 2017
Research shows that hunting leads to a decline by 83 per cent of tropical mammal abundance, and to 58 per cent fewer birds.
Globe in hand
29 March 2017
If you want your business to become more sustainable, you need to look at the total picture of previously successful methods, concludes Sjors Witjes.
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