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Green Transition Paths

Research Project: Institutional mediation, emergent technologies and green transition paths

This project has been funded by the AAU Rector’s Talent Mangement Programme 2018 to conduct research in green transition paths. The research team investigates the social barriers of green transition. The main hypothesis is that new green transition paths can only be made if we understand the intersections between the political, human and technological interfaces.

The point of departure of the project is that emergent technologies are on the threshold of affordable green transition. The extent to which these technologies will be developed and implemented depends in part on our democracies’ institutional capacity to facilitate and foster technological implementation. The current regulatory framework for energy and transportation was not designed to integrate consequences for biological and environmental objects and climate change. It will combine theoretical basic research on the fundamental question of how to the techno-anthropological interface is mediated by institutional (in)capacities with empirical case-based studies of emergent technologies focusing on the transportation domain.

CLIMATE HACK: WATER

Interdisciplinary cliamte conference 

At Aalborg University March 11-12 2020. 

Water is key to life, humanity and societal dynamics. We drink it. We consist of it. Water is a life-giving resource and water is a destructive force. Water makes many mechanical and industrial productions run. Water is sacred in religious communities. And for modernity water represents economic value, energy and leisure. 

The aim of this interdisciplinary conference CLIMATE HACK: WATER is to engage scholars from multiple disciplines in a common dialogue about nature, humanity and society with the intended purpose of advancing our cognitive capacity and knowledge about climate change and the biodiversity crisis.

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the lost decade: planning the future

Ten years ago the global community failed to agree upon a global climate agreement at the COP15 in Copenhagen. This interdisciplinary conference explores what we have lost in the last decade and identifies new trajectories for planning a more sustainable future. The interdisciplinary conference was held at Aalborg University Copenhagen in Febuary 2019. 

See the first video from the conference here:

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