Chemical Pollution

  • Get the know the impact of chemicals on our ecosystems 
  • Find out what you can do to reduce damage 
  • Learn about the health concerns of chemicals for humanity  

Chemical pollution is the latest boundary that exceeded its tipping point. Scientists suggests we exceeded the tipping point of this boundary because ‘the rate of annual production and releases is growing faster than the world’s capacity for monitoring and assessment’. Humanity is not able to count the chemicals it releases. At the same time, microplastics are found in animals and humans at a rapidly growing rate. Be inspired by today’s lecture and unbreak this boundary 

Breaking Boundaries

During the academic year 2022-2023, the New Energy Academy will elaborate on the nine planetary boundaries. Inspired by the documentary ‘Breaking Boundaries’ from Sir David Attenborough and Johan Rockström, the New Energy Academy brings you more insights about sustainability and shows you what is needed to become a sustainable and nature-inclusive society. You can find the documentary on Netflix.

Image: J. Lokrantz/Azote based on Steffen et al. 2015.

  • Tue 18 April
  • 15:00 - 16:00 (CEST)
  • Online

Bethanie Carney Almroth

Professor of environmental science at the Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences