Schedule Climate Week 2019 - English spoken activities

The fifth edition of our  climate week will take place from 25 up until 30 November, exactly ten years after the first one - and still urgent...

Komida goes climate week:

  • Launch of the ‘less meat label’: dishes with max 70 gram of meat in them
  • 2 vegetarian pasta (one of them will be vegan!)
  • No beef on the menu
  • No plastic cups

Climate week on BlackBoard

In BlackBoard, every student and every staff member of UAntwerp, has the possibility to check the content of the open courses. Check it in 'my organisations' in your own BlackBoardpage.

Tuesday November 19th

Lecture by Todd Bridges: ''Partnering with nature for sustainable engineering" 

Followed by a debate with several experts

UAntwerpen, City Campus, Klooster van de Grauwzuster, promotiezaal (Lange Sint-Annastraat 7) - 16h30 to 18h30

Participation is free, but registration is mandatory!

Who is Todd Bridges?
Dr. Todd Bridges is Senior Research Scientist for Environmental Science U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He is the National Lead for the Engineering With Nature® initiative.

What will he talk about?
The development of sustainable engineering practice to support economies, social resilience, and ecosystem integrity presents significant opportunities and challenges for practitioners and institutions. Practical approaches are needed to integrate natural and engineering systems in a manner that achieves more socially acceptable, economically viable and environmentally sustainable projects. Engineering With Nature® is a collaborative approach to engineering that seeks to use both science and engineering to produce operational efficiencies, make effective use of natural process, and broaden the range of services and value provided by engineering projects and infrastructure. In the United States, this approach is being applied to develop navigation, flood risk management, and water infrastructure projects. Case example projects in the United States and other countries will be used to illustrate the approach and highlight needs and opportunities to advance practice.

Tuesday November 26th

Debating Development lecture: Mining in Africa (English)

Disruptive enclaves and risky politics. The challenges of making mining work for sustainable development

18.00 - 20.00 u. Stadscampus, lokaal R.002
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Wednesday November 27th

Economics approach of environmental issues, in casu climate change‚Äč. Market-based and regulatory policy instruments: the economics view.

By prof. dr. ir. Steven Van Passel in postgraduate Energy&Climate, module 2: Climate change as a societal challenge

13u30 tot 16u30, Campus Middelheim in room M.G.006

Open course philosophy of law prof.dr.Kristof Van Assche 

"What action can you take to save the climate, and does it make a difference?"
Guestlecture by Prof. dr. Wouter Peeters (lecturer The Ethics and Politics of Climate Change, Birmingham University, UK)(in het Engels) in the course of prof.dr.Kristof Van Assche 

14.00-18.00 - City Campus, (location changed  S.C.103)


International intensive infectious disease course - open course: Moving vectors: ticks and tiger mosquitos

open course by Vandenbroucke (ITM, Antwerp)

Campus Drie Eiken: 13.45-14.45 - D.R.003

International intensive infectious disease course - open course: Moving populations and infection

open course by prof. Jean-Pierre Van geertruyden (UAntwerp, Global Health institute)

Campus Drie Eiken: 14.45-15.45 - D.R.003

International intensive infectious disease course - Documentary screening: "Unseen enemy"

Screening of the documentary "Unseen enemy", a feature-length documentary about the threat of epidemics in the 21st century and what we can do to fight them.

Campus Drie Eiken: 16.00-16.45 - D.R.003

Thursday November 28th

Plenary session Climate team: State of the art about the climate strategy @UAntwerp (1h presentation), Brainstorming about possible actions (1h), informal lunch

What's the state of the art of the process at UAntwerp. A climate strategy has been co-created during the last academic year. What's up for now? Which actions can be taken, what are the priorities?

Brainstorming about the hands-on sequel of the climate strategy.

10-11u + 11.15-12.15u + Lunch - City Campus, R.212

registration because of the free vegetarian lunch is mandatory!

Tuesday December 10th

Debating development lecture: Degrowth - Green Growth: Looking beyond (green) growth

18-20u City Campus, S.R.001

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Tuesday February 11th, 2020

Open course: guest lecture by Jean-Pascal Van Ypersele "Course on climate change"

10.45 - 12.45 - Campus Groenenborger, G.T.103

registration is mandatory