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Christine Bratrich: Drivers for innovation to support sustainable development

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Christine Bratrich: Drivers for innovation to support sustainable development

  1. 1. || Dr. Christine Bratrich, ETH Zurich ISCN Conference 2014, June 3rd Harvard & MIT 6/11/14 1 Drivers for innovation to support sustainable development
  2. 2. || 6/11/14 2 Three principles to support innovation for sustainability at ETH Zurich bridging1 integrating2 focusing3
  3. 3. || !  Sustainability: Priority at the highest level of decision making !  Interdisciplinary steering board: 8 faculty members, anchored in various scientific disciplines and 7 departments. 6/11/14 3 disciplines, departments, culturesbridging1
  4. 4. || Sustainability at ETH Zurich is integrated in: all relevant activitiesintegrating2 6/11/14 4 dialouge with society campus life education research
  5. 5. || on a thematic and strategic «focus of the year» 6/11/14 5 1. future cities 2. climate change 3. world food systems 4. energy systems 5. natural resources focusing3
  6. 6. || How does this work in practice? education research «ETH Sustainability Summer School» •  …link education & research •  …bridge disciplines & cultures •  …support the «focus of the year» Innovative education program to….
  7. 7. || ETH Sustainability Summer School Program «change agents» for sustainability 76/11/14
  8. 8. || Motivation & Skills stakeholder perspective communication & presentation project management Inter- und transdisciplinary curriculum system- thinking inter- discipliary knowhow critical thinking & reflection trans- formation 1 2 3 4 «change agents» for sustainability 8 teamwork 6/11/14 ETH Sustainability Summer School Program VIP contacts
  9. 9. || motivation & skills stakeholder perspective communication & presentation project management Inter- und transdisciplinary curriculum 1 2 3 4 «change agents» for sustainability 9 teamwork 6/11/14 ETH Sustainability Summer School Program VIP contacts system- thinking inter- discipliary methods critical thinking & reflection trans- formation
  10. 10. || 10 Outcome 2010: sustainable urban dwelling unit (SUDU)
  11. 11. || 11 outcome 2010 «SUDU» techniques
  12. 12. || 12 outcome 2010 realization 2011 publication 2012 follow-up project 2013
  13. 13. || 13 participants: 50% ETH Zurich 32 universities 29 nationalities 34 disciplines Interdisciplinary & international response 6/11/14
  14. 14. || 3 alliances IARU, GULF, IDEA League 44 organizations 14 Interdisciplinary & international response participants: 50% ETH Zurich 32 universities 29 nationalities 34 disciplines
  15. 15. || Innovation for sustainability requires 15 1.  Competence and inspiration gained in interdisciplinary and intercultural teams. 2.  Integrative thinking to create synergies between research, education and campus-life. 3.  Well-focused capacities to generate implementation force.
  16. 16. || 6/11/14 16 Team ETH Sustainability Dominik Brem, SGU Thank you!
  17. 17. || Time for another order of magnitude! 1.  Innovation to reach all students on campus. 2.  Innovation to foster more «living labs». 3.  Innovation to design new forms of dialogue. 6/11/14 17 Outlook
  18. 18. || 6/11/14 18
  19. 19. || !  2010: ETHiopia Summer School in Addis Ababa !  2011: All just rubbish? !  2012: Eating Tomorrow: Rethinking the World Food System !  2013: Future Cities: Networks and Grammars 6/11/14 19 «ETH Sustainability Summer School» 6/11/14
  20. 20. || Outcome 2011 Life Cycle Assessment und Ausstellung über Waschmaschinen 6/11/14 20
  21. 21. || Outcome 2011 Design und Prototyp eines nachhaltigen Stuhl 6/11/14 21
  22. 22. || Outcome 2012 Design und Bau eines «Aquaponic Systems» - angepasst an die Bedürfnisse einer jordanianischen NGO                           6/11/14 22
  23. 23. || Outcome 2013 Entwicklung und Visualisierung eines neuen Stadtteils in Singapur 150’000 EW 75’000 Arbeitsplätze6/11/14 23
  24. 24. || outcome 2012 assessment of the environmental and social impacts the association «Tischlein deck dich» 6/11/14 24
  25. 25. || 25 ETH Zurich – “little town in the city of Zurich” !  50.7 GWh for heating year-1 = heating for more than 8000 family homes !  112 GWh electricity year-1 = consumption of about 35‘000 persons
  26. 26. || 6/11/1426 ETH Zurich: energy demand
  27. 27. || 6/11/1427 ETH Zurich: energy demand / CO2 emissions
  28. 28. || 6/11/1428 ETH Zürich: Stromverbrauch
  29. 29. || 6/11/1429 ETH Zürich: Wärmeverbrauch
  30. 30. || 6/11/1430 ETH Zurich: energy concept Hönggerberg
  31. 31. || 6/11/1431 ETH Zürich: Energiekonzept Hönggerberg goal: 50% CO2 reduction by 2020 CO2 free for heating by 2025 currently in implementation expected savings: at least 4000 t CO2e/year
  32. 32. || 0 2000 4000 6000 8000 10000 12000 tCO2/a Business as usual Measured data Forecast (incl.renovations) Forecast (incl.renovations & anergy) CO2 Emissionen in Science City 32
  33. 33. || 6/11/1433 ETH Zürich: CO2 Emissionen
  34. 34. || 6/11/1434 ETH Zurich – “1000 times around the globe” rail traffic car airplane !  about 50 million km by airplane = 1150 x around the globe per year !  Business travel: more than 15’000 tonnes CO2 in total
  35. 35. || 6/11/14 ETH Zürich: Papierverbrauch 35

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