With 15 theme sessions with topics ranging from biomass to geoingineering, health, education and food security, the congress opens up for an interdisciplinary platform for researchers, business people and policy makers.
A number of international top name speakers have already been announced.
Confirmed keynote speakers include:
Professor Jane Lubchenco from Oregon State University and former climate adviser to Barack Obama Professor
Johan Rockström from Stockholm University and head of the Stockholm Resilience
Professor Shiyi Chen from Peking University and director of the China Center for Economic Studies
Connie Hedegaard, EU climate commissioner
The International Alliance of Research Universities includes Australian National University, ETH Zürich, National University of Singapore, Peking University, University of California, Berkeley, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, University of Tokyo, Yale University and University of Copenhagen who is the local host for the congress. The VILLUM FOUNDATION is the main sponsor.
Program and more information
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When and where
The congress takes place 22-24 October 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Venue is The Radisson Blu Falconer Hotel & Conference Center
The congress is arranged by IARU (the International Alliance of Research Universities) and hosted by the University of Copenhagen
Press can participate for free and register in advance here: http://sustainability.ku.dk/iarucongress2014/press_room/press_registration_form/
It will be possible to join a press tours during the congress highlighting sustainable solutions in and around Copenhagen, Denmark
All other participants should register here: http://sustainability.ku.dk/iarucongress2014/registration/
For booking of interviews with congress speakers please contact head of communications Elisabeth Wulffeld
Tlf: +45 21 17 91 40
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