Monday, September 29, 2014

Sustainability Science Congress October 22-24

Global Challenges: Achieving Sustainability
Sustainability Science Congress
October 22-24

By the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU)
Copenhagen, Denmark


Scientists from more than 50 countries have already signed up to discuss global challenges and sustainable solutions. You can get the latest insight on water and food security, biodiversity, urbanisation, global governance, sustainable economy and other fundamental issues for sustainable development.


With 15 parallel sessions and several keynote talks, the congress invites experts across disciplines to break down academic barriers and jumpstart a broader collaboration on sustainable solutions relevant for society. Also targeting businesses and policy makers, the congress aims to provide a platform for science-policy interface relevant for global challenges. The full programme is available here:


The political interest is high with attendance of the Danish Prime Minister, the EU Climate Commissioner, the Executive Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and the Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Building.


Peter Bakker, President of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development will join an on-stage dialogue with leading scientists Johan Rockström from the Stockholm Resilience Center and Shiyi Chen from the China Center for Economic Studies focusing on solutions for growing societies sustainably.


It is a coalition of top research universities from all continents (The International Alliance of Research Universities) that is behind the congress. It is hosted by the University of Copenhagen in the capital of Denmark that has been awarded European Green Capital 2014.


For more information and registration visit


Press has free entrance upon registration in advance.  


We hope to see you there!


Global Challenges: Achieving Sustainability

IARU Sustainability Science Congress

22 -24 October 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark

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