Institute of Environmental and Sustainability Communication

For more than 15 ye­ars, INFU has made internationally significant cont­ri­bu­ti­ons to theo­ry buil­ding and pro­fes­sio­naliza­t­i­on in the sphere of sustaina­bi­li­ty com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on and education. Sustainability communication, education and learning represent key themes in our work and Leuphana holds a UNESCO Chair in Higher Education for Sustainable Development.

With advances in digital technology and understanding in the sustainability sciences, INFU's work sets communication in wider contexts, as reflected in our Working Groups below. Prof. Paul Upham’s group focuses on the psychology and sociology of socio-technical transitions, examining the role of individuals and groups in technological change for sustainability. Daniel Fischer’s group SuCo² studies the role of consumption in satisfying human needs and investigates how people can be encouraged to take up more sustainable lifestyles, in particular through communication. The digital technology for sustainability group of Andreas Möller, Eckhard Bollow and Helmut Faasch spans life cycle assessment tools, new media, ambient computing and related innovations in relation to sustainability assessment and impact.

The aim of the In­sti­tu­te is to ad­van­ce in­di­vi­du­al, in­sti­tu­tio­nal and collec­tive com­pe­ten­cies for shaping the fu­ture in the con­text of the profound chal­len­ges of glo­bal en­vi­ron­men­tal chan­ge and sustainable de­ve­lop­ment.

Leuphana University of Lüneburg
INFU - Institute for Environmental and Sustainability Communication
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