Keynotes

Sustainable University Day 2016
April 21, 2016 | University of Lausanne

 

Jørgen Randers

Professor of climate strategy at the Norwegian Business School and co-author of “The Limits to Growth“ (1972)
Photo: Université de Lausanne
Photo: Université de Lausanne

Keynote title:
What should universities do to make the world more sustainable?
17.15
AMPHIPOLE BUILDING, auditorium B

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Randers received an undergraduate degree at the University of Oslo in 1968, and a PhD at the MIT Sloan School of Management in 1973. He works on climate and energy issues, scenario analysis and system dynamics at the Norwegian Business School of which he was the President from 1981 to 1989. He also was Deputy Director General of WWF International (World Wide Fund for Nature) in Switzerland from 1994 and 1999. He co-authored The Limits to Growth in 1972 and its sequels in 1992 and 2004. In 2012 he published 2052 – A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years, which is now available in 8 languages in more than 100.000 copies.

 

Jean-Pascal van Ypersele

Professor of climatology and environmental sciences, Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium)

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Keynote title:
Knowledge of limits and limitations of knowledge: dealing with the earth’ limited life-sustaining capacity
09.20
IDHEAP BUILDING (ground floor)

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Jean-Pascal van Ypersele has a PhD in physics from the « Université catholique de Louvain » (Belgium), where he is ordinary professor of climatology and environmental sciences, and co-directs the interdisciplinary Master programme in Science and Management of the Environment. He chairs the Energy & Climate Working Group of the Belgian Federal Council for Sustainable Development. He has participated to a number of United Nations conferences on climate issues as scientific advisor and was instrumental in creating in 2002 the UN work programme on climate communication and education. He has participated in the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared with Al Gore the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize) activities since 1995, and was one of its three Vice-chairs between 2008 and 2015. He recently published "Une vie au coeur des turbulences climatiques" (De Boeck supérieur), and is active on Twitter: @JPvanYpersele

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