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We are very much looking forward to hosting the second Annual USP Event on 15 December. Coinciding with the conclusion of COP 28, this year’s theme is Strengthening the Impact of Climate Change Research. Join us for an afternoon full of inspiration, networking, project building, exchanging ideas, and of course a toast to the new year!

Event details of Annual USP Event: Strengthening the Impact of Climate Change Research
15 December 2023
12:30 -17:00
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This Year's Theme

Coinciding with the conclusion of COP 28, this year’s theme is Strengthening the Impact of Climate Change Research. 

Programme Highlights

  • Opening Address: Rector Peter-Paul Verbeek will open the event. 
  • Climate Research Panorama: New sustainability University Professor André Nollkaemper on strengths and potential of UvA's climate change research. 
  • Project Building Session: A creative session where we will jointly think up new research projects that fit funding opportunities, with external partners including the Johan Cruijff Arena.  
  • Impact Showcase: A spotlight on high-impact climate change projects. 
  • Media Insight: Deputy Editor-in-Chief of NOS News Lucas Waagmeester shares insights into decision-making regarding sustainability research media coverage. 
  • Panel Discussion: Ans Kolk, Gadi Rothenberg, and Annemarie van Wezel discuss what research on international business, sustainable chemistry, and biology can bring for halting climate change. 
  • COP 28 Review: A conversation with Spinoza prize winner Joyeeta Gupta on the outcomes of COP 28 and further steps needed for a just and sustainable world.

Moderator: The event will be moderated by Froukje Janssen
Closing Drinks: We will round off the event with an assortment of snacks and drinks. 

The number of seats is limited, so make sure to book yours in time. You can register here.


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