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

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.
Green Office Experience Circular Economy
6 November 2017
The circular economy is still a niche that is not well known by the wider public, conclude researchers from Utrecht University and Deloitte.
Earth System Governance Project
12 October 2017
Utrecht University will host the International Project Office of the Earth System Governance network from 2019 onwards.
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Events

24
Nov
24 November 2017 14:30 - 15:15
A network of PV-systems can be a useful and readily accessible tool for the study of spatio-temporal variability of irradiance fluctuations.
6
Dec
6 December 2017 10:30 - 11:15
The impact of CCS on water availability can be significant on both process and system level, and needs to be monitored when deployment of CCS is considered.
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Sustainability