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We put numbers on sustainability

DTU Management - Sustainability Division - About the division


We put numbers on sustainability 


Sustainability is a key focus for companies, public authorities and the society as a whole. We deliver research-based methods, instruments and decision support for a sustainable transition. The Sustainability division is at the international forefront within a range of key research fields.


A sustainable transition can only be realized with the understanding and monitoring of the sustainability implications of technological, political and societal initiatives. To enable this, we offer research-based tools within sustainability and life cycle assessments. This also provides future engineers with the skills to conduct sustainability assessments.


The impact of climate change on society is an essential research area within the division. We provide knowledge concerning the societal consequences of both preventive measures and the effects of climate change – and how industry and households are affected.


The energy sector is the backbone of the green transition. We are researching the development of sustainable energy systems and how regulations and market designs can promote the transition in the best possible way. Research on energy infrastructure, sector coupling and renewable energy integration into the energy systems are classic research areas. We conduct research in energy economics and look at topics such as the supply of windmills, incentives in business and private households, effects and distribution of subsidies and taxes as well as barriers to conversion.


The Sustainability division is divided into three sections:


Signe Krarup
Head of Division
DTU Management
+45 45 25 15 02

Quantitative Sustainability Assessment

We quantify environmental and social impacts in the realm of technological life cycles.




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Climate Economics and Risk Management

We develop decision-support to assess the socio-economic consequences of the preventive measures and impacts of climate change.



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Energy Economics and System Analysis

We develop energy system models that integrate all energy carriers, sectors and applications in order to model the main challenges for the green energy transition.



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