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Gunnerus Award Seminar

DateThu 22.9.
Time07:00 - 09:00
VenueHovedbygningen Gløshaugen NTNU Aulaen
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Pandas, People and Planetary Sustainability

The Gunnerus Award in Sustainability Science is an international research prize of NOK 1 million. It is awarded every second year by Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and The Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters (DKNVS).

The Gunnerus Award in Sustainability Science for 2021 has been awarded to Professor Jianguo (Jack) Liu.

The seminar will take place at the distinguished Rådssalen at the Main Administration building, and is a collaborator with the NTNU Hyfer Science Festival 2022.

Prize winner Jianguo Liu: Pandas, People and Planetary Sustainability
A human-environment scientist and sustainability scholar, Jianguo “Jack” Liu holds the Rachel Carson Chair in Sustainability, is University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University and serves as director of the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability. This is Dr. Liu’s award lecture.

Francesca Verones:
How does a life-cycle approach help to address biodiversity impacts? Francesca Verones is Professor at Department of Energy and Process Engineering at NTNU. Dr. Verones’ work is related to developing models for projected impacts on aquatic, marine and terrestrial ecosystems and biodiversity. Human impacts on biodiversity and ecosystems call for novel methods to assess, quantify, and spatially differentiate their extent and consequences. Verones focuses on advancing the field of life cycle assessment (LCA) to improve and complement this widely used assessment approach.

Elizabeth Barron: Listening to the voices of sustainability.
Elizabeth Barron is Associate Professor at the Department of Geography at NTNU. Dr. Barron’s research interests are broadly on understanding different knowledge systems for addressing human-environment challenges in the areas of conservation and resource management, alternative economics, and sustainability. Her current research is on place-based sustainability theory and practice. From 2018-2021 she is serving as a coordinating lead author for an IPBES Assessment on the Sustainable Use of Wild Species.

Journalist Ruth Astrid Sæter is conference moderator, and leads the panel discussion after the lectures.
Panel participants:
Jianguo Liu, Elizabeth Barron, Francesca Verones and May Thorseth.
The seminar will be presented in English and is open for everybody.
It is free and no registration is required.

Meet the speakers