SEM & CLCS Guest Lecture: Accelerating the Transition to Equitable, Sustainable, Liveable, Post-Fossil Carbon Societies

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 10:45 to 12:30

BSc in Business Administration and Service Management and the Center for Leisure and Culture Services (CLCS) at the Department of International Economics and Management, invite CBS Staff & Students to attend a guest lecture about the transition to post-fossil carbon societies.

Accelerating the Transition to Equitable, Sustainable, Liveable, Post-Fossil Carbon Societies


Prof. Donald Huisingh
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA


Since the industrial revolution of the late 1800’s, societies have inceasingly depended upon fossil-carbon-based energy sources, but it is clear that the usage of those fossil-carbon based materials is having devastating impacts upon our global climate. Therefore it is urgent that those energy sources must be replaced by renewable energy sources, vastly improved energy efficiency combined with ecologically sound, multi-generational equity solutions, locally, globally and glocally. In his lecture, Prof. Huisingh will examine how social upheavals, good examples, alternative paradigms and change agents can be used in triggering innovations to accelerate transitions to equitable, sustainable, liveable, post-fossil carbon societies. Furthermore, he will also inquire what is needed to understand and improve decision-making of individuals and organizations to make better plans, policies and to use knowledge more effectively. As participants in knowledge creation, students, teachers and researchers have great opportunities to make differences in the ways societies make urgentally needed changes in the context of climate change. In order to challenge and to motivate attendants to think and work creatively about such opportunities, Prof. Huisingh will invite the participants to develop, test and implement ways to prevent further changes and to reverse the changes that have already occurred.

Short Bio:
Prof. Donald Huisingh is skilled in interdisciplinary education and holistic approaches to defining and solving society's problems so that effective and equitable progress can be made toward Sustainable Societies. He has taught in more than 80 universities, in 75 countries as a guest professor. He has provided environmental management and environmental policy to Environmental Protection Officials of 15 countries. He has provided advise to five Environmental NGO/s. He has provided Cleaner Production/Sustainable Product advise to Corporate Leaders of more than 100 companies in 50 countries. Now a retired Senior Scientist in Sustainable Development at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.A., Prof. Huisingh continues to co-supervise Ph.D. candidates and to work intensively in education programs around the world, in topics ranging from sustainable development and regional sustainable development, to more detailed issues such as: impacts of climate changes, cleaner production, toxic use reduction, life cycle thinking, Industrial ecology, pollution prevention, eco-efficiency and eco-effectivity. Prof. Huisingh is also a visiting professor at the International Institute of Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University, Sweden, and at Erasmus Universiteit, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Prof. Huisingh is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Emeritus, of the Journal for Cleaner Production, now in the 25th year of publication and an Impact Factor 2016: 5.715; ( He is also co-founder and member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education and co-founder of the Erasmus International Off-Campus Ph. D. Program in Cleaner Production, Cleaner Products, Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Development, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.


Time: February 12th 2018, 10:45-12:25

Place: Solbjerg Plads 3, Lecture Room SPs16
Participation: Sign up by sending an e-mail to by February 8th

This event is open to CBS students, employees and everyone else with an interest in the topic.

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