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Seminar on Adaptation and Planetary Limits

December 9, 2021 @ 12:00 - 16:00

On December 9th 2021, C-hub will organize an open seminar jointly with the NMBU sustainability arena “Planetary boundaries”. The event will take place on the NMBU campus at Vitenparken in Ås, with an option of attending via zoom.

NMBU’s new Sustainability Arenas invite you explore the social and environmental limits to adaptation and sustainability. Join Cornell University’s Rachel Bezner Kerr and some of our inhouse sustainability experts and students for speed-talks and discussions. 9 December in Vitenparken and online.

Thursday 9 December, 12:30-16:00
Vitenparken, Ås and online*

Free event but registration required.
REGISTER HERE (deadline for registration: 2 December)

The event is hosted by two of NMBU’s new Sustainability Arenas:

See the programme here

We kick off with a short introduction to the Sustainability Arenas. With Erik Gómez-Baggethun, we explore the dilemma of how meeting human needs within planetary boundaries is a central idea of sustainability, yet formal recognition of limits contrasts with the promotion of unlimited economic expansion in policy and prevailing consumerist lifestyles.

Siri Eriksen will then take us through some key ideas underpinning how local transformation of cities and communities towards socially just and sustainable futures can take place in the face of global challenges.

Four of our students then take the floor in speed-talks that present their personal missions/projects that pursue sustainability and its social and environmental limits.

Following is a discussion of the linkages between the limits to adaptation and planetary boundaries. Cornell University’s Rachel Bezner Kerr will present recent collaboration with NMBU on the limits to adaptation in food systems, and how the space for sustainable forms of adaptation is shaped both by societal processes and climate change.

We hope to see you at our first open seminar before you enjoy your well-deserved Christmas holidays!

*The link will be emailed to those registered for online attendance.



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December 9, 2021
12:00 - 16:00


Høgskoleveien 1
Ås, 1433 Norway
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