Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Agenda

Annual Conference of Pathways to Sustainability

Date: 24 January 2019
Location: TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht

At the annual conference of 'Pathways to Sustainability' researchers and partners in the working field of sustainability come together.

Harvard Professor Sheila Jasanoff challenges in the morning session two main visions to achieve a more sustainable world by introducing a new imaginary of the 'un-modern'. Diederik Samsom uses storytelling to take us on a journey to sustainable futures, based on his varied experience with sustainable energy in the energy sector, Dutch politics, and at Greenpeace. And Jeroen Willemsen, founder of the plant-based ‘chicken’ producing company Ojah, argues that we need to restore the worldwide protein balance to ensure food security.

In the afternoon several interactive break-out sessions are organised by the hubs of Pathways to Sustainability. They cover the energy transition, future food, future deltas and circular cities. In addition, a session on the circular economy in relation to the plastic soup, and one on the creation of a sustainable campus are scheduled. The conference will be concluded by an interactive discussion about the role of the university in the transition to a sustainable society.

Participation in the conference is free of charge, but registration is mandatory.