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

Verticaal bos
15 December 2017
The conclusion of a group of researchers including some from Utrecht University is that policy worldwide is insufficiently adapted to climate change.
Logo IRIS H2020
28 November 2017
The H2020 IRIS project revolves around the preservation of energy and mobility at neighbourhood level with ICT and civilian involvement.
Ben Feringa
16 November 2017
Prof. Ben Feringa (2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry) will give the Debye Annual Lecture: The Art of Building Small on Thursday November 16, 2017.
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Events

23
Jan
23 January 2018 14:30 - 18:00
How can the potential of foresight be better understood as an intervention for improved climate adaptation?
2
Feb
2 February 2018 14:30 - 15:15
A case study of collective system building in the Dutch smart grid sector.
16
Feb
16 February 2018 10:30 - 11:15
Oreane Edelenbosch argues that there is a need to better understand the development of future energy demand and energy demand response.
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Sustainability