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First Basel Sustainability Forum

When: 14 October 2016, 13h-18h

Where: Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118, Petersplatz 1, University of Basel

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The Basel Sustainability Forum is a mini-symposium of the World Sustainability Forum
This event is public and free of charge but you must register here.

Welcome Message

Colloquially speaking, we need more, cleaner, and cheaper energy. Energy is the power of a body or system to perform work. Because energy is finite, it is neither generated nor consumed, but transformed from different sources, such as crude oil and electromagnetic radiation of the sun into different forms, such as physical movement, heat, and light. The main problems associated with our energy management relate to the transformation and storage of energy, the efficiency and byproducts of the energy transfer, production methods and consumption patterns, and costs associated with all of the above.

The 1st Basel Sustainability Forum focuses on the relations between energy and sustainability. It is aimed at sensitizing an interested general public on new developments in energy transfer from scientific, consumer, and business perspectives. Topics to be covered at this event are the potential of artificial photosynthesis (Prof. Constable), the influence of climate change on access to renewable energy in France and the Upper Rhine region (Dr. Grégoire), coordination efforts of the Chamber of Commerce in France to share energy-efficient technology advances among businesses in the Alsace (Mr. Goetz), energy-related personal consumption patterns in Switzerland (Prof. Burger), the economics of energy (Prof. Krysiak) and 'Das Übereinkommen von Paris. Umsetzung in der schweizerischen Klima- und Energiepolitik' (Ms. Andrea Burkhardt).

 

Conference Chairs

Paul BurgerProf. Paul Burger
Sustainable Development, University of Basel

 

 

Prof. Manfred Max Bergman
Department of Social Sciences, University of BaselMax Bergman

 

 

 

Speakers

Prof. Ed ConstableEd Constable
Department of Chemistry and Vice-Rector for Research, University of Basel

 

  

Prof. Frank KrysiakFrank Krysiak
Center for Business and Economics, University of Basel

 

  

 Andrea Burkhardt

Ms. Andrea Burkhardt
Head of Climate Division, Federal Office for the Environment FOEN

 

  

Prof. Paul BurgerPaul Burger
Sustainable Development, University of Basel

 

 

Alexandre GoetzAlexandre Goetz
Chamber of Commerce, Alsace, France

 

   

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Conference Secretariat

Dr. Franck Vazquez
Matthias Burkhalter
Martha Vogel

Email: bsf1@mdpi.com

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