To make a sustainable future possible we need a better understanding of our system Earth. At Utrecht University we bring together sustainability research ranging from single molecules to complete planets in a focus on water, energy and a healthy environment. By bundling our expertise we develop integral solutions for sustainability issues, providing knowledge to contribute to a better future for our next generations.
Compilation International Conference
on Sustainability 2015
More than half of the world’s population now lives in towns and cities, and by 2030 this number will swell to about 5 billion. How healthy is living in a large, densely populated city? We try to find answers to this question by studying ways to promote the health of the city and its inhabitants.
Our human population depends critically on the availability of fresh water, a stable climate and functioning ecosystems. What are the major influences on climate and how does climate change impact system Earth? How do global changes affect ecosystems and their biodiversity, and how do ecosystem responses feedback on water and climate?