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Environment & Resources

Chief Researchers on Environment & Resources

Climate change, a shift away from fossil fuels, water scarcity, food productivity issues, loss of animal habitats and biological diversity are some of the world's major future environmental and resource related challenges. Great changes are coming, and great consequences will follow. Changing established structures is a difficult task, but one which needs to be done while at the same time taking into account various issues such as stranded assets, carbon leakage, life cycle assessments and consumer reactions to change. 

CIFS performs risk and opportunity analyses, scenarios and thought leadership projects within the climate-water-energy-food nexus. Below you can browse our articles, publications and client cases related to the topic.

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CIFS a part of Innovation Fund Denmark's Climate Panel

The Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies has been given the task of supporting and contributing to Innovation Fund Denmark's Climate Solutions Panel, which has gathered leading experts and business leaders from home and abroad.

Jul 03, 2019 Arrow
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Environment & Resources

Planned Obsolescence ‒ a Bug in the System

As a business practice, planned obsolescence is more than just an annoyance for consumers. It is also at odds with a sustainable future.

Nov 14, 2019 Arrow
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Environment & Resources

Plastics & the business model that ruined the world

Today, large multinational corporations are present in almost all growth markets. In the most poorly regulated countries where multinational corporations operate, important environmental concerns have largely been ignored in favour of profit. The result is no less than catastrophic. Read why in this article.

Jul 29, 2019 Arrow
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Environment & Resources

Green Robots

When people talk about the emerging robot revolution, the focus is often to which extent robots will take over human jobs. That is, however, only one aspect of the changes robots will bring about. Another aspect that may, in the long term, turn out to be even more important is that robots may develop into a benefit for the environment – if used in the right way.

Jul 18, 2019 Arrow
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Environment & Resources

Will we have time to save the world?

New climate models and measures show that the consequences of climate change in this century may be far worse than hitherto assumed. Meanwhile, the global effort to fight climate change seems to have stagnated. Has the time come to panic?

Jul 17, 2019 Arrow
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Environment & Resources

CIFS a part of Innovation Fund Denmark's Climate Panel

The Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies has been given the task of supporting and contributing to Innovation Fund Denmark's Climate Solutions Panel, which has gathered leading experts and business leaders from home and abroad.

Jul 03, 2019 Arrow

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