Despite ambitious targets on sustainability in Danish municipalities actual implementation is limited and the expected green growth fails to appear. The purpose of Danish participation in the IEA Annex63 is to understand better the conditions for implementation of energy strategies locally in municipalities and pave the way for the green growth.
iPower is a research and innovation platform devoted to the development of an intelligent and flexible energy system that can handle fluctuating power generation. The aim of the platform is a shift from consumption-driven power generation to production-driven electricity consumption.
The RESPONDER project is a knowledge brokerage project devoted to sustainable consumption and production. The project addresses complex political, social and economic dilemmas in relation to economic growth. The methodology of RESPONDER is participatory system mapping bringing four different communities together in a series of EU dialogues and multinational events.
The project SpisVel develops the supply and availability of Keyhole labeled and sustainable fast-food meals. The Keyhole label is available today on pre-packaged food, but can now also be put on meals at eateries and restaurants. The label calls for more whole grains, fruits and vegetables, including coarse vegetables, less salt, and appropriate portion sizes.
Energy systems have developed in a very conservative manner in Europe but are currently undergoing dramatic changes to counteract increasing prices, improve energy security, and to create more local jobs. Necessary changes are complex in both design and implementation. The Heat Roadmap Europe 2 project focuses on one of the technological changes necessary to reach a sustainable energy system, which is district heating.
The purpose of Carbon 20 is to strengthen cooperation between city governments and companies about reduction of companies’ greenhouse gas emissions.
Water in Urban Areas is an interdisciplinary partnership on climate adaptation, liveable cities and innovation that has received funds from The Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation in the years 2010-2014. The partnership connects more than 100 partners from private and public organizations and researchers from several scientific institutions in Denmark and a number of international partners.
The research alliance ‘Performing temporary spaces for user-driven innovation’ is funded by the Danish Strategic Research Council. It involves researchers from DIST working at two departments at AAU Cph, Ethnology, SAXO Copenhagen University and the Co-design group at the Design School in Copenhagen. All researchers are involved in the education of designers and planners based on user studies and involvement.
The strategic research alliance “Enabling and governing transitions towards a low carbon society” - SusTrans - is a cross disciplinary research program with Technical University of Denmark, the Universities of Copenhagen, Aalborg and Aarhus in cooperation with research groups from universities in Eindhoven, Munich and Nottingham. Focus is how transition processes towards a fossil free society can be enabled and governed, and has five core societal transition arenas: • Market regulation and voluntary regulation • Household practices • Innovation dynamics • Urban development and mobility • National and international regulation of bioenergy
Ecological macroeconomics and sustainable transition – critical and constructive perspectives (The EcoMac project)
The Program for ‘Research on Opportunities and Challenges in Engineering Education in Denmark -PROCEED- is an interdisciplinary research project funded by the Danish Council for Strategic Research. The main objective is to analyze the challenges that engineering educators face and how they respond to them. To provide a meaningful account of engineering education in Denmark, researchers take up local case studies as well as international reference cases.