Employees at Danish universities invited to event on the SDG-goals – University of Copenhagen

28 March 2018

Employees at Danish universities invited to event on the SDG-goals

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Danish Institute for International Studies, Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen Business School, Aalborg University, Aarhus University and Copenhagen University have the pleasure of inviting employees at Danish universities and research institutions to an event on research and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Although the first two parts of the event will be open to the public, the discussions will be focused on the role of research in relation to the implementation of the SDGs and we hope, therefore, to see many employees from universities and research institutions. The third and last part of the event is a closed meeting where researchers and other employees at the universities and research institutions can discuss the organisation and communication of SDG-related research. Participation requires registration – see below under ‘Practical information’.

Program

11.00-12.30 Climate change, CO2 budgets and the need to change behaviour in the Vest (in English)

Kevin Anderson, Professor of Energy & Climate Change, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. The presentation will be commented by:

  • Lars Thykier, Director, Association of Danish Travel Agents and Tour Operators (tbc)
  • Jesper Hannibal, Kipling Travel (tbc)
  • Peter Birch Sørensen, Professor and Chairman, The Danish Council on Climate Change
  • Kirsten Brosbøl, MP (Soc.) and Chairman, the cross-party network on the SDGs in parliament (Folketingets tværpolitisk netværk for verdensmålene)

Q&A.

12.30-13.15 Lunch

13.15-15.15 Danish research and the SDGs (in Danish!)

Presentation of the academic input into Denmark’s Report for the National

Voluntary Review to the High Level Political Forum, July 2017. The presentation will be commented by:

  • Kirsten Brosbøl, MP (Soc.) and Chairman, the cross-party network on the SDGs in parliament (Folketingets tværpolitisk netværk for verdensmålene)
  • Mads Fuglede, MP (V) and Deputy Chairman, the cross-party network on the SDGs in parliament (Folketingets tværpolitisk netværk for verdensmålene)
  • Steen Hildebrandt, Professor and Chairman, The 2030 Panel 
  • Peter Thagesen, Deputy Director, Confederation of Danish Industry, (tbc)

Q&A.

15.30-17.00 Meeting on the organisation and communication of SDG-related research

Closed meeting for employees at universities and research institutions to discuss collaboration and communication of SDG-related research.

Practical information

Registration: tilmeld.dk/SDGogforskning no later than Friday, 6 April. The two first parts of the event will then be opened up for registration by others. Questions regarding the event can be directed to Lars Engberg-Pedersen, Senior Researcher at DIIS (lep@diis.dk).

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