Together, We Strive to Make Climate Neutrality a Reality

 

Every day, the news provides evidence that climate change is having an increasingly strong impact on the way we will live on Planet Earth. Cities of the world are key, along with nations and regions, to finding solutions to this challenge.

By 2050, the majority of the world's population will be living in cities, causing the greatest emission of global greenhouse gas as of yet by a large margin.

In the German/Danish region we have already accepted this challenge to be an opportunity to act and cope with a changing environment.

We aim to bring decision makers, researchers and industry representatives together to present and discuss innovative green ways of reaching 100% climate neutrality.

 

 

About the Conference 2019

 

The 100% Climate Neutrality conference originates from a collaboration of universities, municipalities and innovation actors across the Danish/German border region. Besides the University of Southern Denmark, which was represented originally by the Mads Clausen Institute and now in addition the Department of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Environmental Technology, the Europa-Universität Flensburg, Hochschule Flensburg, Klimapakt Flensburg and ProjectZero Sønderborg participate.

The conference is organized biannually.  On odd-numbered years it takes place in Sonderborg, Denmark—a municipality that has thrived for CO2 neutrality growth since 2007. It alternates with the 100% Renewable Energy conference in Flensburg, which is organized on even-numbered years.

The 2019 conference, taking place on September 30th-October 2nd at Alsion in Sønderborg, will be the third one after 2015 and 2017 to be held in Denmark.

 

How can we make sure that we achieve 100% climate neutrality? What is the role of science, industry and municipalities? – How do we use the municipal platforms to create more actions?

This year's climate neutrality conference focusses on new technology developments and city demonstration projects, solutions, youth-participation and strategies. Attendees from academia, industry and municipalities are invited to continue their important discussion about the best practice solutions to reach their climate goals at city, regional and national levels.

 

 

Why Participate?

 

The 100 % Climate Neutrality conference offers an opportunity to learn from the climate forefront about tech solutions, best practice integrated solutions and participation. Meet and share your knowledge and extend your network. You will meet leading scientists, including participants from the CITIES project, the EU ActNow project, the Energibyerne.dk network.

 

The 100% Climate Neutrality conference offers:

- Inspiring and stimulating state-of-the-art presentations

- New innovative ideas and concepts from youth, research and establishment

- Excellent networking opportunities.

 


 

 

  Organizing Committee

 

 

   Prof. Dr. Horst-Günter Rubahn | Director, Mads Clausen Institute

 

   Peter Rathje | Managing Director ProjectZero, Sønderborg

 

   Prof. Henrik Wenzel | Head of SDU Life Cycle Engineering

 

   Prof. Dr. Dirk Ludewig | Entrepreneurship and Marketing, Hochschule Flensburg