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Knowledge is the foundation for the growth and development of society. We must make growth greener than in the past, develop our society in a far greener way and do so faster than before. However, we need to know how to do it, at what pace, with what intensity – and with whom.

Sebastian Mernild, Pro-rector, Climate Professor, IPCC Lead Author and Interim Head of  SDU Climate Cluster

SDU Climate Cluster is a mission-driven climate research cluster tasked with promoting cutting-edge climate research and education across all of SDU’s faculties. This is to support the need for a sustainable transition in society.

SDU Climate Cluster clears the way for a broader and deeper understanding of climate and climate-related issues through purposeful research on climate change, climate adaptation and climate mitigation. The three themes are accessed from a variety of disciplines in an interdisciplinary perspective that transcends traditional faculty divides and main fields.

This e.g. means that research on climate change and its consequences is not limited to forecasts of temperature rises and rising sea levels, but will deal equally with the societal, political, health, biological, cultural and behavioural consequences of climate change.

Similarly, research on climate adaptation and climate mitigation will not only encompass research into new sustainable energy sources for CO2 reduction and climate protection of urban and inhabited areas. They may also involve research into behaviour, opinion formation, political systems as well as in the fields of tension between the professions, where research excellence is brought into play in an interdisciplinary context and identifies solutions and new opportunities.

Research projects

SDU climate research and climate activities will be added to SDU Climate Cluster's website, as they emerge within the framework of SDU Climate Cluster.

Last Updated 08.04.2022