In 2014 two people died in Denmark of LA-MRSA – an antibiotic resistant bacteria that originates from pigs. Since 2003, LA-MRSA (livestock associated methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) has emerged worldwide, adding to the growing concern over the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) to human health. What many question is whether intensive livestock farming acts as an […]Read more
As part of its new strategy on waste prevention the Danish Ministry of Environment wants to make it easier for Danes to share more in order to prevent waste. Re-using products has always been recognised as an important component to effective waste management strategies, but it is the first time that Denmark has explicitly identified […]Read more
Sustainability and environmental issues are now embedded in a significant number of educational institutions and their curricula across the globe – from infant school nature excursions to higher-education masters programmes to adult-learning and training courses. But sustainability in education is still piecemeal, regionally disparate and access inequitable. So, at the Rio Conference on Sustainable Development […]Read more
Climate Change – this is it! This year’s 21st session of the UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP21), this December in Paris, will be a critical juncture in climate negotiations. All participating countries around the world will be expected to commit to a universal agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an amount that will prevent […]Read more
SEED/ICIS SEMINAR ON PAEDAGOGY AND EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY March 2012 This seminar was created to address paedagogical issues in education for sustainability. It was part of a project developing the concept for a new Danish folk high school on sustainability. The project was a collaboration between Annelise Ryberg (Ducks in A Row) and Karen Blincoe […]Read more
Mads Randbøll Wolff – the pragmatic idealist who wants to transform the world one concrete step at a time
lCIS had the pleasure of speaking with the recently appointed Director of the Centre for Sustainability and Resilience (CFBR) – Mads Randbøll Wolff. We talked to Mads about sustainability, natural resources and the vision of CFBR. Born on the Island of Bornholm, with a background in public administration within the natural resources sector, Mads has […]Read more
PRESS RELEASE: Mads Randbøll Wolff hired as Director of the Danish Centre for Sustainability and Resilience
Mads Randbøll Wolff is now the new director of the Centre for Sustainability and Resilience (Centre) in Denmark which was established earlier this year and is funded by the VELUX Fund. Karen Blincoe, Chairman of the Centre, commented: ”I am very pleased that Mads Randbøll Wolff is now on board as Director of the newly established […]Read more
Ground transportation could be on the brink of a revolution bringing with it social, environmental, safety and health benefits. That revolution is the self-drive car – especially in conjunction with battery power! Elements of self-drive technology have been around since the 1980s. We have all experienced cruise-control! Increasingly car manufacturers such as Mercedes, BMW and […]Read more
The Climate Summit in New York yesterday was the beginning of a call to arms; arms against climate change. But with each country at the Summit reiterating ‘doing their own thing’ to curb climate change, there was a notable absence of a sense of a united front, ambitious vision or urgency. Political divisions were obvious […]Read more
Without commitment to mitigative efforts and adaptation plans by governments around the world, global average temperatures will exceed the internationally accepted ‘tolerable’ average increase of 2 degrees C causing untold consequences to our economy, agriculture, water resources, health, social stability, biodiversity…. Combatting climate change provides an opportunity for creating new energy systems, transport networks, green […]Read more
UN Year of Soils
30% of our soils are degraded - it is time to focus our efforts on protecting this invaluable resource.
Centre for Sustainability and Resilience
"This is the challenge - changing cultural, behavioural and societal norms that thwart progress toward sustainability."
Nanotechnology environmental and health impacts
Will the benefits of nanotechnology outweigh the risks? It is still too early to say as the environmental and health impacts are still uncertain.
Greater certainty on climate change impacts
IPCC report on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation is now out
WAARI’s inaugural opening
WAARI will officially start its training and provide services to graduates and entrepreneurs January 23rd
Moving ever closer to extreme climate change
World Bank report corroborates evidence that a likelihood of a 4°C has increased
CO2 concentrations still rising
Atmospheric CO2 concentrations since 1958 by Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Development of the agri-business centre project, WAARI, of which ICIS is a partner has commenced.