Conference | Symposium
CML 40 years - Symposium “Sustainability in a post-fact society, ruled by populists”
- 28 June 2018
2311 CS Leiden
The Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML) of Leiden University is celebrating its 40th anniversary, and that deserves a proper celebration! Thursday 28 June 2018 will be a wonderful day with talks by well-known speakers. The overarching theme for the day is:
"Sustainability in a post-fact society, ruled by populists”.
All staff, former staff, colleagues, friends, students and alumni are invited to join us for this festive institute anniversary!
The morning will be filled with a series of festive lectures, followed in the afternoon by an in-depth programme with three key-note speakers. All presentations will be in English and our moderator is Dr Paul Behrens, researcher and lecturer at the CML and Leiden University College The Hague.
In the evening we would like to celebrate this honorable occasion with the former and current employees by having a walking dinner at the Oranjerie, Hortus Botanicus in Leiden. Sign up for dinner (employees only)
The symposium will take place in the Stadsgehoorzaal in Leiden.
Using this form you can register for the symposium.
The morning program consists of a number of exciting talks by famous CML and university icons. Additionally, the book 'Forty years of Leiden environmental science' will be presented. The afternoon will consist of a symposium centred around the topic “Sustainability in a post-fact society, ruled by populists”.
09.15 – 09.45 Registration
09.50 – 10.00 Introduction
10.00 – 10.30 Helias Udo de Haes – Founding father CML
10.30 – 10.45 Geert de Snoo – Dean Faculty of Science
10.45 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 11.20 Arnold Tukker – Scientific Director CML
11.20 – 11.30 Peter van Bodegom – Chair department Conservation Biology
11.30 – 12.15 Pitches “Highlights ongoing research CML”
12.15 – 13.10 Lunch
13.10 – 13.15 Welcome by Rector Magnificus Carel Stolker
13.15 – 14.00 Keynote lecture by Bas Eickhout
14.00 – 15.00 Keynote lecture by Joris Luyendijk
15.00 – 15.30 Coffee break
15.30 – 16.15 Keynote lecture by Klaas van Egmond
16.15 – 17.00 Panel discussion on topic of the day
Flying is cheaper than driving a car, but a disaster for the environment. Yet few politicians dare to levy excise duty on kerosene. This is only one example from a world where emotions and yelling are burying facts, and in which scientists lose connection with society. Why is that healthy and nice living environment still so far away, while everyone seems to want it? Read the interview with symposium organiser René Kleijn about how scientists can convince people to make sustainable decisions.