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First Basel Sustainability Forum

14/10/2016 , University of Basel, Switzerland
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Welcome from the Chairs

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.

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).

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The event is public and free of charge.

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Conference Venue

Basel

The conference will be held at the Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118, Petersplatz 1, University of Basel.

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Kollegienhaus

The University of Basel has an international reputation of outstanding achievements in research and teaching.
As a comprehensive university offering a wide range of educational opportunities, the University of Basel attracts students from all over the world and provides excellent conditions for studying towards a bachelor’s, master’s or PhD degree. In international university rankings, the University of Basel is regularly included among the top 100 universities in the world.

Founded in 1460, the University of Basel is the oldest university in Switzerland and has a history of success going back over 550 years.

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Conference Photos from the 1st Basel Sustainability Forum, 14 October 2016, Kollegienhaus, University of Basel

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Conference Presentations

A conference video from the 1st Basel Sustainability Forum will be available by mid-November.

Das Übereinkommen von Paris. Umsetzung in der schweizerischen Klima- und Energiepolitik - Ms. Andrea Burkhardt, Head of Climate Division, Federal Office for the Environment FOEN

Presentation 01

Findings from the 1st wave of the Swiss household energy demand survey - Prof. Paul Burger, Sustainable Development, University of Basel

Presentation 02

Energy transitions in Europe: policy or market driven? - Prof. Frank Krysiak, Center for Business and Economics, University of Basel

Presentation 03

The myth and reality of artificial photosynthesis - the dream of free energy - Prof. Ed Constable, Department of Chemistry and Vice-Rector for Research, University of Basel

Presentation 04

Energy clubs in the Alsace - Mr. Alexandre Goetz, Chamber of Commerce, Alsace, France

Presentation 05

 

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Conference Video

Conference Video from the 1st Basel Sustainability Forum, 14 October 2016, Kollegienhaus, University of Basel.

BSF2016 VIDEO

In German:

0:00:09 Das Übereinkommen von Paris. Umsetzung in der schweizerischen Klima- und Energiepolitik - Ms. Andrea Burkhardt, Head of Climate Division, Federal Office for the Environment FOEN

In English:

0:51:37 Findings from the 1st wave of the Swiss household energy demand survey - Prof. Paul Burger, Sustainable Development, University of Basel

1:31:23 Energy transitions in Europe: policy or market driven? - Prof. Frank Krysiak, Center for Business and Economics, University of Basel

2:09:35 The myth and reality of artificial photosynthesis - the dream of free energy - Prof. Ed Constable, Department of Chemistry and Vice-Rector for Research, University of Basel

2:52:24 Energy clubs in the Alsace - Mr. Alexandre Goetz, Chamber of Commerce, Alsace, France

3:12:47 Final remarks - Prof. Manfred Max Bergman, Department of Social Sciences, University of Basel

The 2nd Basel Sustainability Forum on Mobility and Tourism will be held on 15 September 2017 at the 'Alte Universität', University of Basel.


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Conference Secretariat

Dr. Franck Vazquez
Matthias Burkhalter
Martha Vogel
Email: bsf1@mdpi.com

Mailing Address

MDPI AG
BSF 2016 Secretariat
St. Alban-Anlage 66
4052 Basel, Switzerland

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Conference Schedule

Program – The 1st Basel Sustainability Forum – BSF2016
14 October 2016, Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118, University of Basel, Switzerland

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The event is public and free of charge but you must register here.

12:30-13:00

Registration

13:00-13:15

Opening and Welcome - Introduction of Program

Prof. Paul Burger
Sustainable Development, University of Basel

13:15-13:55

Das Übereinkommen von Paris. Umsetzung in der schweizerischen Klima- und Energiepolitik

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

13:55-14:35

Findings from the 1st wave of the Swiss household energy demand survey

Prof. Paul Burger
Sustainable Development, University of Basel

14:35-15:15

Energy transitions in Europe: policy or market driven?

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

15:15-15:45

Coffee Break

15:45-16:25

The myth and reality of artificial photosynthesis - the dream of free energy

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

16:25-17:05

Energy clubs in the Alsace

Alexandre Goetz
Chamber of Commerce, Alsace, France

17:05

Apéro offered by Kanton Basel-Stadt and MDPI

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