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Is oil research sustainable?

webinar — In 2020, the Danish government, together with the Danish Parliament, decided that after 2050 the exploration for oil and gas in the Northern Sea will stop. Nevertheless, research in oil extraction is still taking place in Denmark and several Danish universities are involved in this undertaking. Should this research be brought to an end or can oil research be a part of the green transition? Is it, after all, the researchers’ responsibility to take a stand on whether their research is sustainable?

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Place:
Online event (Zoom)

Hosted by:
Sustainability Science Centre, SIMA, Studenterrådet and Actory

Cost:
Free

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In 2020, the Danish government, together with the Danish Parliament, decided that after 2050 the exploration for oil and gas in the Northern Sea will stop. Nevertheless, research in oil extraction is still taking place in Denmark and several Danish universities are involved in this undertaking. Should this research be brought to an end or can oil research be a part of the green transition? Is it, after all, the researchers’ responsibility to take a stand on whether their research is sustainable?

These questions will be addressed when the Sustainability Science Centre invites to the Stimulus-workshop “Is oil research sustainable?” on 10 February 2022 from 18.00-21.00 on Zoom.

The workshop will involve three talks:
– Katherine Richardson (leader of Sustainability Science Centre) will elucidate oil research in relation to UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
– Simon Ivar Andersen (professor at Technical University of Denmark, DTU) will give a talk about DTU’s Centre for Oil and Gas and elaborate on the research conducted at the centre.
– Mickey Gjerris (bioethicist and associate professor at Department of Food and Resource Economics) will give a talk about the ethical aspects of research associated with fossil fuels and freedom of research in general.

The workshop sets the stage for discussions, conversations and idea generation in relation to the topic. The event is open and FREE for all students at the University of Copenhagen but requires registration through SSC’s webpage (https://sustainability.ku.dk/lectures-congresses/stimulus/sign-up/)

A maximum of 30 students can participate in the workshop. A free meal from Just Eat will be included in the event. The registration deadline is 4 February 2022. To register, go to: https://sustainability.ku.dk/lectures-congresses/stimulus/sign-up/

The workshop is organized in collaboration with Actory, SIMA and Studenterrådet and has received funding from Miljø- og energifonden.

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