Official opening of the Amsterdam Sustainability Institute (ASI)

05/16/2019

14.30

Auditorium

Official opening of the Amsterdam Sustainability Institute (ASI)

Prof. Joyeeta Gupta, Philipp Pattberg and several others

For more info and registration: Dr Nicolien van der Grijp

VU Amsterdam

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Programme for kick-off event Amsterdam Sustainability Institute (ASI) on Thursday 16 May 2019, 15-17h, Auditorium

Indicative time schedule
Programme items

Welcome
14.30-15.00
Coffee and tea

Introduction and opening
15.00-15.05

Introduction by moderator Frits Bloemberg (Het Debatbureau) and short words of welcome by ASI director Philipp Pattberg (VU, Professor of Transnational Environmental Governance and Policy).

Keynote speaker and debate
15.05-16.05





Lecture by keynote speaker Joyeeta Gupta (University of Amsterdam, Professor of Environment and Development in the Global South and co-chair of the UN Global Environmental Outlook-6 report): Healthy Planet, Healthy People: what can cross-disciplinary research contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals?

Followed by reactions from discussants Maarten Labots (chair Jonge Klimaatbeweging), Lodewijk Smeehuijzen (VU, Professor of Dutch Private Law), Philip Ward (VU, Professor of Global Water Risks), as well as debate with the audience.

SDGs and VU Amsterdam
16.05-16.15


Official opening by the Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Science Jacqueline Broerse and Maresa Oosterman (director SDG Charter Netherlands), including signing of the SDG Charter and main outcomes PWC assessment about the sustainability performance of VU Amsterdam.
16.15-16.20

Exchange about SDG-related research at VU Amsterdam between Maurice Vanderfeesten (Research Intelligence Department VU Library) and Ivar Maas (Aurora Network).

Presentation of ASI clusters and plans
16.20-17.00

Presentation by ASI director Philipp Pattberg on the Amsterdam Sustainability Institute and how to foster excellence and generate impact, introducing cluster leaders, seed money winners, and inspirers.

Closure official part
17.00-18.00

Sustainability Impact Market (e.g. Green Office VU, OpenResearch Amsterdam, Nudge, Innovation Exchange Amsterdam, Zuiderlicht, Platform 02025,and  Sense of Urgency). Drinks and vegan snacks.