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Energy, environment and us - Circular economy and the role of citizens

1st Energy & Environment Clustering Event

The first “Energy & Environment Clustering Event”, hosted by Durham Energy Institute at Durham University and facilitated by the EUA Energy & Environment Platform, will focus on the need for new skills and knowledge for the energy and climate transition. It will also highlight the crucial mindset change needed to increase efficiency in the use of raw materials and reduce harmful emissions. The concept of the circular economy and the important role of consumers will be addressed.

The transition towards a carbon-neutral society or, preferably, towards a carbon-negative society requires the collective effort of all of us. It is now widely acknowledged that the Earth cannot sustain the pace at which its natural resources are being exploited and frequently converted into products that, even when they contribute to our well-being, are very difficult to reuse and recycle. At the bottom of the value chain for economical competitiveness and social prosperity lie the never-ending needs for affordable access to energy.

Collaboration between universities and businesses and with citizens is essential to ensure that the newly generated knowledge is put at the service of society. In this context, what is the role of research, education and training? How can we find solutions for the social and technological challenges of the energy and climate transition? These are key questions which are going to be addressed at the 1st Energy & Environment Clustering Event.


Registration is free of charge.
Please note that attendance to the event is limited.


23 Sep 2019 @ 09:00 am

24 Sep 2019 @ 05:01 pm

Duration: 1 days, 8 hours


Durham University

Calman Learning Centre, Science Site South Road

DH1 3LE Durham

United Kingdom

Organised by

European University Association

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