Author: Irene Niet

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Low carbon travel: it matters!

With all that is currently going on in the world, we are sometimes left wondering if low carbon travel really matters. According to the recently published IPCC report, we need “rapid and deep and in most cases immediate GHG emission reductions in all sectors” to limit global warming to 2°C. Does shifting our mode of…
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Low carbon travel: how are other Universities doing?

In the summer of 2020, we published a blog wondering if the TU/e was missing out by not having a clear sustainable travel policy. Now, almost two years later, more universities and academics are aiming at facilitating low carbon travel. We picked a few developments which stood out.   De Jonge Akademie De Jonge Akademie…
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Online conferences: different desires, various virtual fields

Online conferences are here to stay. Over summer, when the pandemic had taken a turn for the better, people were quick to dismiss the idea of online (or even hybrid) conferences. Nothing could beat in-person meetings, networking and the conference ambiance; not even the many advantages of going virtual. Now that new virus variants are…
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What does the UN Climate Summit mean for you? – TU/e event

Climate change has become a central concern for governments, societies, and business all over the world. Organizations are increasingly taking responsibility. They also run into critical publics, high expectations, or even protests.  The recently published IPCC report serves as a stark reminder of the reason why we are taking action. The 26th Conference of the Parties…
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University in the Climate Crisis: why is a radical transformation necessary?

From time to time, the Low Carbon Initiative crosses paths with other climate focused initiatives active at the TU/e or universities elsewhere. We are happy to give their stories a place on our website, and be a platform of (climate-friendly) inspiration. This time, we have a guest contribution by University Rebellion TU/e.   University in…
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Online conferences: enhancing collaboration, inclusivity and saving the planet!

While several researchers are currently indicating their concerns about the environmental impact of flying to conferences and meetings, others are still hesitant to commit to reducing their time in the air. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many of us to cancel trips and look for alternatives. Several articles have been written during the past…
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How it all started

This month, we celebrate our 1-year anniversary. A good time to look back at how our initiative started and what we have accomplished. In this blog: the start of the initiative originally posted here on Cursor, the news site of the TU/e.   Or could you sail to your next conference? It is a sensitive…
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Source update – Covid-19 edition

Now that the summer holiday is over, we were hoping the pandemic would be gone as well. Nothing could be further from the truth. For most of us, traveling has come to a screeching halt. Is talking about travelling sustainably still necessary then? Absolutely! The current travel ban presents us with the perfect opportunity to…
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Is TU/e missing out?

By Wolmet — The TU/e takes pride in all its sustainability activities, policies and initiatives. Each year, the University takes part in SustainaBul, a competition ranking Dutch Universities and colleges based on their score on different sustainability themes related to education, research and business operations. In 2018 and 2019, the TU/e claimed the number 1…
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