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Partnerships for a sustainable future

What do we know? How do we make a difference? Is there hope?


Moderator: Martin Breum, journalist, author, moderator, Moderator.dk  

Please note that the full programme is in Danish.
3.00Welcome from Connie Hedegaard, Chairman of the Board, Aarhus University and former EU Climate Commissioner


UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals - what do we know?
Why has the UN adopted the 17 sustainable development goals and what is the role of universities and researchers in achieving these?

Connie Hedegaard, AU Chair of the Board and former EU Climate Commissioner

Sustainable solutions from a development perspective

Kim Nøhr Skibsted, Director of the Poul Due Jensen Foundation

Central Denmark Region - the SDGs as a strategic framework for the development of the entire region

Anders Kühnau, regional chairman, at Central Denmark Region

Panel debate: What is the value of partnerships for sustainability?

On the panel:
Connie Hedegaard, AU Chair of the board and former EU Climate Commissioner
Kim Nøhr Skibsted, Director of the Poul Due Jensen Foundation
Camilla Fabricius, 1st Deputy Mayor and Chairman of the City of Aarhus Sustainability Committee
Anders Kühnau, Regional Chairman, at Central Denmark Region
4.40Break: Sustainable snacks and sustainable solutions (stands)
5.10Can we change our future? Presentation and input from the audience 
A bio-based society
Uffe Jørgensen, Centre Director at the Centre for Circular Bioeconomy,Science and Technology   
Den fossile økonomi nærmer sig sidste salgsdato med hastige skridt. Verden har brug for et nyt paradigme mod et biobaseret samfund, hvor råstoffer, fremstilling, forbrug og affald er elementer i et bæredygtigt kredsløb. Og hvor biomasse udgør selve fundamentet for innovation. I Danmark kan landbruget blive mere bæredygtigt og både øge mængden af råvarer og reducere miljø- og klimapåvirkning. Decentrale grønne bioraffinaderier, der kan producere protein, foder, råvarer til bioindustrien og bioenergi kan være løsningen. Her recirkuleres næringsstofferne lokalt og miljøbelastningen kan holdes på et meget lavt niveau.
Sustainable products and consumer behaviour
Jessica Aschemann-Witzel, Professor, Aarhus BSS 
A sustainable society and a circular economy require that consumers change their lifestyle, accept new sustainable solutions and are active players in the value chain. But how do we react as consumers, for example when waste from production becomes food, and can we forge a new austerity in our lifestyle? Examples from the Propotato and WasteProm projects.
Sustainable and inclusive cities and communities
Martin Brynskov, Centre Director of the Centre for Digital Transformation of Cities and Communities (DITCOM), Arts
How can digital technologies such as the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence, contribute to forging a more sustainable and inclusive world, with cities as experimental spaces and a driving force for this development with new types of organisation and production?
Health in a global perspective
Lars Østergaard, Professor and Chair, Department of Clinical Medicine, Health
Infections are the group of diseases that costs most of lives globally. In contrast to lifestyle diseases, infections strike children, young people and the middle-aged. Over the past thirty years, Lars Østergaard has conducted research into how the body reacts to the micro-organisms it meets throughout life. The aim of his research is to improve prevention and treatment of  infections. There will be examples from some of the world's major diseases. Lars is a head consultant at Aarhus University Hospital in Skejby and a professor in infectious diseases at Aarhus University. Over the past 30 years, he has conducted research into infectious diseases such as meningitis and chlamydia as well as into the cure for HIV. 
6.20Is there hope?
Steen Hildebrandt, Emeritus Professor, Aarhus University and Chairman of the 2030 Panel

Panel debate: Leadership, priorities og perspectives

Steen Hildebrandt, Emeritus Professor, Aarhus University and Chairman of the 2030 Panel 
Kim Nøhr Skibsted, Director of the Poul Due Jensen Foundation
Anne-Marie Pahuus, Professor and Vice-Dean, AU Arts
Representative of "Den Grønne Studenterbevægelse" (the Green Student Movement), Aarhus Universitet  
6.55Conference conclusions on behalf of AU, dean Niels Chr. Nielsen, AU Science and Technology
7.00Steffen Brandt plays sustainable pop music and evergreens

Network and sandwiches in the Museum of Ancient Art below the Main Hall until 8:30