We want to be the driver of change

The sustainability crisis is one of the greatest challenges of our times. The warming of our atmosphere and oceans, the over-exploitation of natural resources, the loss of biodiversity, and the pollution and degradation of our soils, water and air. What is needed now is an integrated approach. Not only zoom in, also zoom out. Systems are strongly interrelated and we must analyse them as nexus issues to make sure that solutions for one do not lead to the detriment of others. We need to combine understanding of the natural system and ecological desiderata with issues of equity and fairness to find solutions that allow us to find pathways to sustainability. Read more about our vision and the challenges we face.

Pathways to Sustainability is one of the strategic themes of Utrecht University. The other themes are Dynamics of YouthInstitutions for Open Societies and Life Sciences.

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