Debating sustainability

Voor wie
Studenten , Medewerkers
10-05-2022 van 10:00 tot 13:00
Campus Coupure, building C, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Gent
Door wie
Melissa De Wilde

Series of debates prepared by students from various disciplines and nationalities attached to Ghent University.

During the course of ten weeks, students from different backgrounds and nationalities have worked together in exploring statements within the topic of sustainability, resulting in the organisation of a debate.
These debates are divided into 3 topics: Food, Health and Environment. On each topic, 3 debates will take place, moderated by the teachers involved in the project, each debating taking about 60 minutes and following an 'Oxford style debate' structure.
Come join us and learn some more about sustainability and the art of debating! You can choose to come follow one debate or several, according to your own preference!


Statements on FOOD - room C3008

  • 10u00 - 11u00 : The European Green Deal and Farm to Fork strategy can only succeed when legislation is altered to facilitate New Genomic Techniques to be implemented.
  • 11:00 - 12:00 : Zero hunger is, first of all, a problem of individual nations, rather than being a global issue.
  • 12:00 - 13:00 : Synthetic food additives should be banned.

Statements on HEALTH - room C3010

  • 10:00 - 11:00 : Policy decisions have a minor impact on the outcome of a pandemic.
  • 11:00 - 12:00 : Preferential treatment in regard to health care is a slippery slope and needs to be avoided at all cost.
  • 12:00 - 13:00 : Policy decisions about medical treatments of the government can never overrule personal choice.

Statements on ENVIRONMENT - room C3012

  • 10:00 - 11:00 : The European climate goals and security of supply can never be met without the contribution of nuclar energy.
  • 11:00 - 12:00 : Economic activities should be restrained in order to transform remaining natural habitats back to their pre-industrial age constellation.
  • 12:00 - 13:00 : Plastic is a perfectly justified sustainable material.