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Climate Change Is Complex. We’ve Got Answers to Your Questions.

We know. Global warming is daunting. So here’s a place to start: 17 often-asked questions with some straightforward answers.

Climate change? Global warming? What do we call it?

Both are accurate, but they mean different things.

You can think of global warming as one type of climate change. The broader term covers changes beyond warmer temperatures, such as shifting rainfal ... »

Wind in the Sails: Managing Social Acceptance of Large Wind Energy Projects in Switzerland


Shortly after the Fukushima meltdown of 2011, the Swiss government developed an Energy Strategy 2050, aimed to build up renewable energy capacity, improve energy efficiency and phase out nuclear energy. Yet, growth in the wind sector had been disappointing. This case study examines the factors that took the wind out of sails of large wind projects in Switzerland, paying special attenti ... »

World Environment Day


Every year on 5 June we celebrate the World Environment day. This day connected with festivities and demonstrations in all corners of the world. But we don’t remember the real aim of this holiday. We do not remember that this is not just the next memo on the calendar, after which you can freely sleep with satisfaction. This is a memorable day for all of us. It reminds us how fragile an ... »

oikos Case Competition in Association with Boond

oikos Kolkata is conducting its first inter-chapter case competition! For More Details, Check our Facebook Page: ... »

Smart Cities: The Link between Housing, Mobility and Energy

On November 15, oikos Alumni came together for the fifth Alumni Debate  in Zurich, Switzerland. The developments on the intersection of urbanization and digitalization were at the center of the debate.

Because the way we live in cities is drastically changing, oikos Associate Christoph Rappitsch chose the rubric Smart City as the vantage point of the discussions. What are the innovative techno ... »

Conceptual analysis of the international logistics of Daimler Trucks under the assumption of a 2° target policy

At the example of Daimler Trucks, this thesis aims at raising awareness for highly possible changes in the business environment of every major company that uses sophisticated logistic networks in order to enhance competitive advantage. Excessive emissions of GHGs, especially CO2 trigger these developments and are at the center of the thesis at hand.

Part one will comprise the whole theoretical ... »

Socially Responsible Investing: Data-Driven Decision Making



Socially responsible investing (SRI) is an investment process that screens investment opportunities based on ethical, social, corporate governance, or environmental. SRI has been growing rapidly; total U.S.-domiciled SRI-managed assets increased from $3.74 trillion in 2012 to $6.57 trillion in 2014. The growth of SRI puts it in a position to encourage sustainability as such f ... »

The Case for Divestment: Rockefellers’ Fortune?



Founded in 1940, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF) is a private charitable foundation endowed with John D. Rockefeller’s heritage made in the fossil fuel sector from so called “Big Oil” companies. While it is RBF’s mission to advance social change and to contribute to a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world, in 2014 the fund was still invested in fossil fuels - ... »

SpringMeeting - Was macht oikos aus?

SpringMeeting    - Was macht oikos aus?

Was charakterisiert uns wirklich? Nicht jeder hat ein klares Bild was sich hinter unserem Slogan „Students for sustainability in economics and management“. Ein Zusammenschluss von Studenten mit einer gemeinsamen Zielsetzung und dem Fokus auf internationale Kommunikation und Austausch von Studenten. Wir alle teilen ein starkes Interesse an nachhal ... »

Study in Prague!

New elective track of study within Master’s Programme  "International and Diplomatic Studies" now available at the University of Economics in Prague.

Environmental Policy and International Relations (EPIR) Study courses within this track offer insights from environmental economics and policy, sustainable management of natural resources and energy, international legal aspects in environmenta ... »

Our Letter to COP21 Governments

oikos is part of the parties that signed the Open Letter on behalf of a global alliance of tertiary, higher education and student sustainability networks, associations and institutions.


As written on GRLI's website:

The collective voice of the world’s universities, colleges and students needs to be heard at COP21 when the United Nations Climate Change Conference takes place in Pa ... »

Uniting Forces at the 11th COY in Paris

On November 26th, 2015, 14 oikos members entered the Hall 8 of the Parc des Expositions of Paris. Coming from Germany, Switzerland, France, Austria and the UK, they were greeted by a vibrant crowd of 4000 other young people from more than 180 countries.


One of the first workshops of the entire COY was hosted by two members from oikos Cologne on the Oslo Principles. oikos members then ... »

oikos ANU Organises Climate Change Event #BeTheDrivingForce

On November 20th, 2015, 80 participants gathered at the Africa Nazarene University in Nairobi, Kenya. The morning started off with a warm welcome on behalf of the Vice Chancellor of the Africa Nazarene University read his speech here, followed by Mr. John Kioli, Chair of the KCCWG and Dr. Richard Lesiyampe, from the Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources.



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Operation Climat is Ready!

At the beginning of the summer, oikos joined forces with ARTE and others to create a unique video on climate change made by European citizens. The result is a beautiful montage that reflects all the citizens' dearest spots in all corners of Europe. Opération Climat will become part of the documentary  « Nos chers paradis », which will be shown on ARTE on November 24th, 2015. We are ready to ... »

Úplné zásobování obnovitelnou energií: Mýtus nebo realita?

  Na co se těšit? Téma obnovitelná energie je čím dal aktuálnější. Evropská unie má za cíl zvyšovat podíl obnovitelných zdrojů energie na 20 % celkové využívané energie, k čemuž Unie směřuje všechny možné nástroje a zdroje. Jaký dopad bude pro nás? Může obnovitelná energie úplně nahradit fosilně-jaderný systém energie a náklady na přestavbu? Poj ... »

oikos goes: fairgoods - Messe für nachhaltigen Lebensstil

Die Messe für nachhaltigen Lebensstil findet zum ersten mal in der Kölner XPost statt. Parallel dazu läuft auch die Veggienale - Messe für vegan-vegetarische Lebenskultur am selben Ort. Der AK Social Entrepreneurship wird an einer Podiumsdiskussion teilnehmen.

Außerdem erwarten wir Besuch von oikos Paderborn. Wer mitkommen will, schreibt uns einfach an! ... »

AK Energiewende: Treffen (18:00)

Treffen des AK Energiewende im Café Duddel (Zülpicher Wall 8, hinter der UniMensa) um 18:00. Themen: Photovoltaik an der Uni Köln, Energy Round Table ... »

Interested in Renewable Energy Finance 2.0? We’d love to hear from you

For investments in renewable energy consumers, electric utilities as well as private and institutional investors use a wide range of financial instruments. In the past few years, innovative models like leasing, power purchase agreements, green bonds, yieldcos and crowdfunding – “renewable energy finance 2.0” – have moved up the agenda in this context. Earlier this week, we invited 22 parti ... »

Klimapolitik in der Sackgasse? Veranstaltungsreihe und Ringvorlesung

Befinden sich die Klimaverhandlungen in der Sackgasse? Welche Konflikte und Widersprüche werden in der Klimapolitik und den vorgeschlagenen Lösungsstrategien deutlich? Die Veranstaltungsreihe und interuniversitäre Ringvorlesung (Uni Wien, BOKU) bietet einen offenen Raum für wissenschaftliche und praktische, lokale und internationale Perspektiven, sowie für eine zeitnahe Analyse der Ergebnis ... »

SusToGo und der Nachhaltigkeitstag an der WU

Ist „Sustainability“ nur der nächste Trick aus der Marketingkiste oder kann man als Einzelne/r tatsächlich etwas zu einer besseren Zukunft beitragen?

Die neu ins Leben gerufene Initiative SusToGo (Kurzform für Sustainability to go – Nachhaltigkeit zum Mitnehmen) ist Österreichs erste uniübergreifende Studierendeninitiative zum Thema Nachhaltigkeit und lädt dazu ein, diesen und ... »

SusToGo - 1. BOKU Nachhaltigkeitstag

Am 4. Mai 2015 findet der erste BOKU Nachhaltigkeitstag statt. Die Planungsgruppe hat ein umfangreiches Programm zusammengestellt, das die Bereiche Forschung, Lehre, Green Campus und Gesellschaft an der BOKU abdeckt. Für den Abend konnten wir den Kabarettisten Roland Düringer gewinnen!

Tagsüber wird es auf der Türkenschanze neben einem Vortrag von Marina Fischer-Kowalski zwei Einheiten mit ... »

Kolaps a postkolapsová společnost

Na co se těšit?  

Jak si vede naše civilizace v porovnání s historickými kolapsy civilizací v historii lidstva? Co naše společnosti činí špatně a co bychom naopak mohli změnit, abychom se kolapsu vyhnuli? Další přednáška  Milana Smrže ze společnosti Eurosolar.



   Hlavní témata přednášky: Kolaps jako logické vyústění sou ... »

CBS Green Week in Copenhagen

oikos Copenhagen organises a Green Week, during which students will be able to attend workshops, seminars and lectures that put sustainability in the context of different industries. In 2015, the annual event will take place March 24th to 26th and aims to show CBS students how their career can and will be influenced by sustainability.

Check out more details in order to participate:

http://oi ... »

Climate Damage, Portfolio Risk and Forceful Stewardship

  Join us at the LSE on the 12th of March (5:30pm CLM 5.02) to hear Howard Covington and Raj Thamotheram speak on their recently publicised concept of 'Forceful Stewardship'. They offer the reasoning that the continued promotion of fossil fuels and an above 2 degrees of warming of the planet carries significant risks for investors' portfolios. Leading from this is their assertion that it is ... »

Global Negotiation Conference: Negotiating Climate Change

The Global Negotiation Conference aims to promote the negotiation skills of students while deepening their knowledge of a specific international issue.

The Conference will bring together students of negotiation from Europe and further afield to take part in a multiparty negotiation simulation. The simulation will be based on the current negotiations taking place on a new international clima ... »

oikos & Pizza // Taste of life 2050 - Die Postwachstumsgesellschaft und das gute Leben

Dieses mal laden wir zu einem Ausblick ins Jahr 2050 ein..

Wo stehen wir momentan? Wo wollen wir hin? Und was müssen wir dafür tun?

Studierende aus dem 1. Leuphana – Semester werden ihr im “Wissenschaft trägt Verantwortung”-Modul entstandenes Forschungsprojekt zum Thema Postwachstum vorstellen: Ein selbstgedrehtes Filmchen, das im Anschluss für anregende, visionäre Diskussion so ... »

oikos & Pizza // Deutschlands schmutzige Kohle - Der Fall Kolumbien

Mit der Veranstaltung „oikos & pizza“ laden wir jeden ersten Mittwoch im Monat zum offenen Treffen in die partizipatorische Plattform Mondbasis in der Lünertorstraße 20 ein.

Nach der gut besuchten Veranstaltung zu Nachhaltiger Mode Anfang Oktober, wird diesen Mittwoch Alejandro Alvarez einen Vortrag zu der Kohle-Problematik in Kolumbien halten. Der Kohleabbau hat dort zum Teil katastr ... »

Clothes swaping party


Přijďte vyměnit své oblečení na Clothes swapping party

19. května 2014 se v klubu Café v Lese uskuteční další výměna oblečení v rámci projektu (re)cycle fashion... pošli to dál! Podívejte se do skříně a vyberte pár pěkných kousků, které už nenosíte, ale někomu jinému by mohly slušet. Za každý kus, který přinesete, si budete moci vybrat jiný. Obl ... »

oikos Academy Lecture 3 - Vestas, Wind for Prosperity

Vestas Anders Riis will introduce you to the Vestas Wind for Prosperity project, an innovative business model to bring affordable electricity to energy-poor, wind- rich rural communities.


Watch Vestas  Wind for Prosperity project:


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oikos Academy Lecture 1 - Dansk Industri

Danks Industri's Head of Environmental Policy, Karin Klitgaard will introduce you to the overall topic from a top-down perspective, starting at UN-level. She will present cases from DI members, related to Wind, Waste & Water, and how greentech influences the competitiveness of the Danish Industry. She will conclude by outlining skills demanded from future leaders, where sustainability becomes ... »

Guest Lecture: Planetary Economics

What: Lecture of Professor Michael Grubb, University of Cambridge Topic: Planetary Economics: Energy, Climate Change and the three domains of sustainable development When: 18th November 2013, 9:50 am Where: Room 2a, building C, SGH, Warsaw (al. Niepodległości 128)

We have a pleasure to invite you to the lecture of Professor Michael Grubb. Prof. Michael Grubb is Chair of Energy and Climate ... »

COP 19

2013 is the year in which the Eastern European Group takes turn in hosting the Conference of Parties. COP 19/CMP 9 will be held in Warsaw, Poland from 11-22 November 2013. oikos Warsaw members will be volunteering at the conference! ... »

Planetary economics - guest lecture

oikos Warsaw would like to invite all the students interested in climate change issues to the guest lecture held by prof. Michael Grubb, author of "Planetary economics". The discussion will be devoted to the economics of climate change, climate policy and attitute towards sustainable development. We are meeting on Monday, 18th November 2013 at 9.50 in room 2C (C Building of Warsaw School of Econo ... »

Civic energy for good climate - conference

On Friday, 15th November a conference Civic energy for good climate will be held. oikos Warsaw members will be moderating one of the sessions. More information on the event could be found here:

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Meeting with Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal

Institute for International Relations and oikos Warsaw would like to invite you to a meeting with Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, Undersecretary General of the United Nations. The meeting will take place on 22nd October 2013 at 5.30 p.m. in room 152 (main building of WSE). The main points on the agenda are: - most important global actions and programs of the United Nations - the role of public i ... »

Sustainable Aviation: 10.10.2013

oikos Warsaw is happy to announce the 1st meeting at Warsaw School of Economics in the winter semester: it will be held on Thursday, 10th October, at 7 p.m. in room 2C (C Building). Hubert Pyliński will give a speech on Sustainable Aviation - he will tell us thy the planes cause demage to the environment and what producers and aviation companies may do to reduce the negative impact. ... »

CO2 Compensation Campaign

Compensate your CO2 emissions! During these three days the project CNC (Carbon Neutral Campus) offers the possibility to compensate the students yearly CO2 emissions of their way to university. Learn more here. ... »

Design Thinking Workshop

A workshop on design Thinking will be held in September


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Information Event & 1st oikos & Pizza with the Impact HUB Zürich



The semester has started and oikos St. Gallen is back with oikos & Pizza! Friendlyatmosphere, good pizza, local beer and interesting debates characterize this unique get-together of oikos-members and interested students. DATE & PLACE 6:15 pm (7:00 pm) at Univeristy of St.Gallen, main building, room 01-014 (not at the IWÖ!)


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