12 October 2016
13 October 2016
The Sustainability Summit 2016 links researchers and experts in the fields of engineering science, economic science, natural science and humanities to address the issues of sustainability. The collaboration of many disciplines will promote an inclusive and integrated approach to sustainability that, as per the 1987 Brundtland Report: meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The University of Freiburg and the five Fraunhofer Institutes in Freiburg have agreed to join forces in the area of sustainability research by forming a new Center for Sustainability Research. The engineering core topics of the center are sustainable materials, energy and resilience engineering. The new Sustainability Summit takes place on 12 and 13 October 2016 in the Konzerthaus in Freiburg.