University of Copenhagen

Katherine Richardson


Katherine Richardson is Professor of Biological Oceanography and heads the Sustainability Science Centre at the University of Copenhagen. She chaired the Danish Commission on Climate Change Policy, which in 2010 presented a roadmap for Denmark to become independent of fossil fuels by 2050. She is also one of the leading scientists who coined the concept of planetary boundaries, introduced in 2009 and reinforced in 2015 – a framework that aims at identifying a safe operating space for sustainable human development on Earth.

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