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Copenhagen Business day (Copenhagen - DK)

Start: 11/12/2009 00:00

End: 11/12/2009 00:00

Organizer: World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) & the ICC i collaboration with DI

Type: Other international meetings

Location: headquarters of the Confederation of Danish Industry (DI), Copenhagen, Denmark

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) are organizing the Global Business Day as a platform to provide business with a space to interact with high-level negotiators, provide business views on the inter-governmental climate change process, any potential new treaty and what this means for implementation.

Can education change the climate?

Start: 11/12/2009 09:30

End: 11/12/2009 17:00

Type: Danish Initiatives

International conference at the Danish School of Education, Aarhus University The Danish School of Education and Aarhus University’s Climate Secretariat are hosting a conference on the role of education in addressing the climate crisis. The conference will be held at the Danish School of Education on 11 December 2009, during the COP15 climate summit. A number of international researchers will present results and recommendations based on a yearlong research project at the think tank International Alliance of Leading Education Institutes.

The Danish School of Education at Aarhus University serves as project coordinator and will host the international conference on education and climate challenges. The researchers’ primary message is that education should play a central role in relation to sustainable development.

The conference has two themes:

The first theme focuses on how education can contribute to sustainable development.

The second theme focuses on climate communication between expert and the general public in the context of the struggle against climate change.

Sustainable development requires education

"The role of education in sustainable development is often forgotten in our discussions of possible responses to the climate crisis. This is unwise", says Professor Jeppe Læssøe (the Danish School of Education at Aarhus University), who is project manager of the research project.

"While education is not some kind of magic formula for solving the crisis, it is meaningless to work with sustainable development without factoring in education as a necessary dimension."

Disagreement on cimate change is the greatest barrier

There are many opinions on how we as a society should handle the climate challenge, and disagreements on the subject are thought to be one of the greatest barriers to concrete initiatives for change. Climate expert Professor Michael Hulme (University of East Anglia School of Environmental Studies, UK) will draw on his book Why We Disagree About Climate Change to explore this issue at the conference.

Practical imformation

The conference will take place in English. Politicians, journalists, special interest organisation representatives and professionals from the environmental and educational sectors are encouraged to attend. Time and place

Friday 11 December 2009 9.30-17.00 The Danish School of Education, Aarhus University Tuborgvej 164 2400 Copenhagen NV

Contact: Jeppe Læssøe ; tel: +45 8888 9041 2204, email:

( December 4, 2009) 

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