University of Copenhagen Sustainability Science Event Free Online 28 April 2020

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SUSTAINABILITY SCIENCE AND ACTIVISM: PROSPECTS AND APPROACHES TO A GLOBAL CRISIS

Sustainability Science Centre and the Globe Institute’s Sustainability Initiative invite you to an online seminar on 28 April 2020, 10:00, with Katherine Richardson, Jens Friis Lund and a panel of representatives from the activist groups Fridays For Future Denmark, Extinction Rebellion Denmark and Den Grønne Studenterbevægelse.

Last year saw a flurry of grassroots movements pop up around the world, as a consequence of the growing global climate and biodiversity crises. This event features a mixed panel of world-renowned academics involved in sustainability science, in conversation with representatives of activist groups that have emerged as key drivers of the movement to bring attention to these crises in Denmark.

The panel will aim to answer a variety of questions about sustainability science and activism: What are the different approaches to activism that have popped up in the last few years? How do these groups operate, and what are
their motivations? What role should scientists and academics play as the crisis unfolds? Should they only be seen as knowledge-providers, or as active supporters of these causes? How can we better engage with the public citizenry, in order to better divulge facts and prospects about the consequences of these crises?

Katherine Richardson, Professor of Biological Oceanography, Leader of the Sustainability Science Centre, University of Copenhagen.

Jens Friis Lund, Professor of Political Ecology, Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen.

After a 10-min presentation from each speaker, there will be a 40 minute Q&A with the panel.

Michael Krabbe Borregaard, Associate Professor and Luisa dos Santos Bay Nielsen, Research assistant, both at the Globe Institute, will moderate this event.

No registration is needed for this event. Live streaming on YouTube is open to the public. [Video should then be permanent after the fact.]

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