KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Keynote 1:

“Education for sustainable development, from policy to practise”

Dr. Martijn Rietbergen an associate at the Institute for European Energy and Climate Policy and senior lecturer, researcher, and project manager at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, Netherlands.

Martijn Rietbergen (PhD) is an associate at the Institute for European Energy and Climate Policy and senior lecturer, researcher, and project manager at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, where he is affiliated with the Centre of Expertise Smart Sustainable Cities, the research group on New Energy in the City and the Institute for Design & Engineering. He is experienced in developing, coordinating and teaching educational programmes in the field of sustainable development, amongst others a one semester international course on Smart Sustainable Cities. His research focusses on topics such as energy efficiency, policy evaluation & programme design, smart urban mobility, and circular economy. He is also actively developing, co-ordinating and executing innovative international projects in the triangle of research, education and professional practice on various topics of sustainable development.

 

Keynote 2

“A Practical Guide to Implementing the Agenda 2030 at Higher Education Institutions”

Dr. Jon-Erik Dahlin lecturer at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and CEO at Snowflake Education, Sweden.

Jon-Erik Dahlin has a background as an engineer in sustainable energy, he holds a PhD in fusion plasma physics, and he has devoted his professional life to education for sustainable development. During the last decade, Dr. Dahlin has taken a leading role in the integration of sustainability across programmes as a university lecturer at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. He is also the CEO and founder at Snowflake Education, a company dedicated at helping higher education institutions to integrate sustainability in their courses and programmes through using practical pedagogical tools such as board games and a purpose-built online platform for sustainability education. Dr. Dahlin has worked internationally with teacher training, and in an advisory capacity within several higher education institutions and organisations. He has written a text book and several research papers in this area, consulted programme directors across the world on integrating sustainability in education, and developed several training courses at universities for teaching personnel to advise them on how to teach sustainability within their respective courses.

 

Keynote 3

“Developing sustainability Competences Through Pedagogical Approaches”

Professor Rodrigo Lozano professor at University of Gävle, Sweden.

Rodrigo is Professor of Organisational Sustainability University of Gävle, Sweden. He is Specialty Chief Editor of Frontiers in Organisations for Sustainability. He is a visiting professor at Central University of Technology, Bloemfontein, South Africa. He was Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Cleaner Production. He was previously Assistant Professor at the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University, the Netherlands, and programme leader of the BA Environment and Business at the Sustainability Research Institute, University of Leeds, UK. For over twenty years Rodrigo has been working towards Sustainability in NGO’s, universities, and corporations. His projects have ranged from sustainability competences and pedagogical approaches, chemical leasing, indoor-air quality and energy efficiency, to sustainability assessment and reporting, and to organisational change management. He has developed assessment tools such as the GRaphical Assessment of Sustainability Performance (GRASP), the Sustainability Tool for Assessing UNiversities Curricula Holistically (STAUNCH®) (shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Awards in 2008), and the Graphical Assessment for Sustainability in Universities (GASU™). Rodrigo holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering (graduated with honours) from Monterrey Tec, Mexico; a MSc in Environmental Management and Policy, from the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economies (IIIEE) at Lund University, Sweden; and a PhD on organisational change management for Corporate Sustainability at Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK. Rodrigo is also the managing director of Organisational Sustainability Ltd. (www.orgsustainability.com).