"Environmental Challenges" Seminar addresses our personal impacts on climate change
Published in 15/3/2023
The first edition of "Environmental Challenges", a series of seminars related to CESAM's environmental research, will be held on 20 March at the Carlos Borrego Amphitheatre, starting at 4pm. Admission is free for all interested parties.
Professor Ole Nielsen, from the University of Copenhagen, will challenge the audience in this seminar on energy units, trying to clarify what our personal impact on climate change is.
As Ole Nielsen puts it: "We will discuss questions like: How big is the problem? What will it take for us to change? Who controls the outcome? What kind of cars should we drive? Can we electrify? What kind of food should we eat? And in the end, we will be able to understand a little better our impact on climate change".
These seminars are organized as part of the activities of CESAM's IES (Integrated Environmental Systems) Thematic Line and in collaboration with the Department of Environment and Planning of the University of Aveiro.
Ole John Nielsen has more than 40 years of experience in research and teaching. He has been a member of the National Council for Scientific Research in Natural Sciences (1998-2005) and of numerous evaluation committees and scientific advisory boards. He has received several awards, including the Nobel Peace Prize as a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2007, the Henry Ford Technology Prize (1996) and the Danish Academic Union Research Prize (2006). Supervisor of 26 doctoral theses and author of more than 260 publications and 12 book chapters, with around 6000 citations and an H-index of 47. Danish senior women's basketball team.