Center for Applied Ecological Thinking

Center for Applied Ecological Thinking (CApE) is a research and knowledge center where the humanities’ great reservoirs of knowledge of ethics, imagination, and cultural values are mobilized to respond to the imminent crisis, by reconceptualizing current ecological thinking and co-creating novel approaches for in-depth change towards sustainability together with green stakeholders.

Many of the insights that characterise Scandinavian models of sustainability governance demonstrate that better ways of life on this planet are possible. CApE’s aim is to establish itself as Scandinavia’s leading centre not just for ecological thinking, but for the translation of that thinking into practice.

The center was established in 2021 and is a part of the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies.

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With this podcast we expand the conversation on the biodiversity and climate crisis with aesthetic, ethical, historical, and cultural perspectives. We do that by inviting thinkers, practitioners, stakeholders, and researchers across different fields within the humanities to join us through talks, conversations, lectures, and workshops that we share with you right here in the podcast.   

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The Center for Applied Ecological Thinking was established on the basis of an anniversary grant of DKK 34.4 million from the V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation

Our hope is that the Center for Applied Ecological Thinking (...) will become a different voice in the democratic debate about the green transition. We want to ask new and different questions to create  balance and get the best from all our sciences.

Astrid Kann-Rasmussen, chairman of the board of the V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation