Sustainable Development Goals

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. 

Our research contributes to improved knowledge related to all Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as set by the United Nations in 2015. However, we are especially strong in knowledge development related to the eight goals listed below.

News

20 February 2019
Utrecht University and HKU University of the Arts Utrecht students developed applied games addressing complex and deeply uncertain sustainability issues.
Luchtfoto USP De Uithof
14 February 2019
UU has now opted for the following guiding principles when designing, building and managing university property: healthy, energy-generating and circular.
6 February 2019
A new paper examines whether participatory local democracy can help achieve key SDGs and contribute to a greater level of social and environmental justice.
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Events

19
Mar
19 March 2019 16:00 - 17:00
More information will follow soon.
19
Mar
19 March 2019 20:00 - 21:30
How can our energy addiction be reconciled with climate goals? Professor of sustainable energy systems Gert Jan Kramer figures it out.
23
Mar
23 March 2019 15:30 - 16:30
Floris van den Berg launches his new book "Groen Liberalisme" on 23 March, 15.30-16.30 at the Utrecht University Academiegebouw (in Dutch).
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