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Call for Sessions: Sustainability Science Days 2022

Invitation for scientific leaders from different universities to propose sessions for Sustainability Science Days conference 2022: Systemic Transformations to Sustainable Futures. The international, two-day conference will be held on May 18-19, 2022.

Please send your session proposal by November 7, 2021.
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As part of the academic program, the Sustainability Science Days 2022 will host a science track of parallel sessions on both conference days, May 18th and 19th. The sessions include presentations from researchers, practitioners or transdisciplinary author teams followed by discussions with the audience. The presenters of the sessions are invited through an open Call for Papers that will be opened in November 2021.

The sessions are to be convened by two or more scientific leaders from at least two different institutions. The conveners of the sessions will decide independently on the acceptance of paper/presentation abstracts to their session. There will be a meeting of conveners to discuss their choices and possibility to allocate papers from one session to another if needed. This gives also a possibility for conveners to share ideas and give peer-support on ways to organize the sessions.

The session proposals can, but are not restricted to, be linked to the following broader thematic areas. Interested conveners are also encouraged to propose other themes with connection to the overall thematic of the conference:

  • How to formulate and enact interventions focusing on deep leverage points of systemic change?
  • How to build better agency among different societal actors (including citizens and communities) toward acting for change, and especially how to promote inclusion and engage with marginalised groups in the change processes?
  • How can sustainability design, different types of knowledge production and ways of knowing be integrated especially in the field of just transitions?
  • How to ensure that the transition towards sustainable futures is just and intersects the need for achieving sustainability, equity and social justice globally? 
  • How can novel solutions (technical, social, organisational) be co-created, communicated and implemented to enhance sustainability transformations?
  • How do different transdisciplinary approaches ( experiments, pilots, innovations, design, arts and other creative means) generate transformative capacity for actors that can further develop, shape, recreate and change different practices for sustainable change?
  • How can different approaches that take into account human and non-human relations such as planetary wellbeing foster systemic transformation to a sustainable future?  
  • In a globally connected world, how can we ensure that the sustainability and responsibility of organisations extend across value chains and promote collaborative practices to enhance sustainability transformation?

 

We now invite interested scientific leaders to propose parallel sessions including:

  1. a brief description (max. 200 words) of the more specific theme of the session within the overall thematic focus of the Days
  2. the name of at least one of the conveners (Our project team will provide assistance in seeking a convener partner, if needed)

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Sustainability Science Days 2022: Systemic Transformations to Sustainable Futures

The Sustainability Science Days is an international, two-day conference organised jointly by Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS) and Aalto University on 18-19.5.2022.This year the conference will focus on the theme of systemic transformations to sustainable futures in a globally connected world and highlight the urgency to act now.

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