Sustainability

Sustainable development is one of the most important and hotly debated topics of the 21st century. In Denmark and Europe, strategizing sustainability initiatives is a priority from energy consumption to food production. 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
  • Create your own strategic plan for a sustainable future by drawing on classroom experiences, Field Studies, and Study Tour visits
  • Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated Study Tours to Danish and European destinations with cutting-edge sustainability strategies

Is This Program For You?

It’s a good fit if you study:

  • Environmental Studies
  • Food Science
  • Public Policy
  • Sustainability

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