Sustainability

Sustainable development is one of the most important and hotly debated topics of the 21st century. In Denmark and Europe, strategizing global sustainability initiatives is a priority. Join the debate and discover the stakeholders shaping the agenda.

Program Hightlights

  • Visit some of the world’s most progressive sustainability initiatives in Copenhagen, such as offshore windmill parks, district heating plants, and urban gardens
  • Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours to Danish and Northern European destinations with cutting-edge sustainability strategies
  • Create your own strategic plan for a sustainable future by drawing on classroom experiences, field studies, and study tour visits

Student Profile

The program is right for you if you study environmental studies, public policy, general environmental affairs, and have a passion for sustainability and conservation.

I’ve learned about renewable energy before, but there was still a lot left to the imagination. We got up close and personal with renewable energy projects, including a wind farm and district heating plants that use solar energy and biomass.”

– Zade, Carnegie Mellon University

Why Study Sustainability in Copenhagen?

  • In 2016, bikes surpassed cars with 265,700 bikes to 252,600 cars
  • Copenhagen is working hard to become the world’s first carbon neutral capital by 2025, and independent from fossil fuels by 2050
  • The Danish Government is aiming to turn 50% of Danish electricity consumption into off-shore wind power by 2030
  • The city is a world leader in climate change adaptation; it has agreed to develop 300 construction projects to adapt to the effects of climate change and make the city more resilient to extreme flooding

Core Courses