Warmly welcome to the premiere of Act Sustainable Research Conference, a conference for researchers at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers who want to strengthen their contacts with sustainability-oriented researchers and research networks from other disciplines, increase their knowledge about the challenges that lie ahead and learn how their research can impact society. The conference is organized as part of Act Sustainable, the joint sustainability week by the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers.
Call for abstracts: Six entry points to transform the world
Call for abstract is open until August 31 (read more here: https://ui.ungpd.com/Events/25423a43-4d96-4602-9f0f-221fc3dbddc3)
The Global Sustainable Development Report for 2019 identifies six entry points that offer the most promise for achieving the desired transformations needed to achieve the goals. These are not entry points into individual or even clusters of Goals, but rather into the underlying systems.
At this conference, we ask for research contributions that provide additional knowledge related to one or more of these entry points, listed below. A call for abstract will open shortly, where you can submit proposals for presentations, posters and panel-discussions, which will be evaluated by a scientific committee. When opening the call for abstracts, we will also provide further information about each entry point, as to make it easier for you to identify how and where your research can contribute.
Entry points/themes for research contributions
· Strengthening human well-being and capabilities
· Shifting towards sustainable and just economies
· Building sustainable food systems and healthy nutrition patterns
· Achieving energy decarbonization with universal access to energy
· Promoting sustainable urban and peri-urban development
· Securing the global environmental commons
Confirmed key notes
We are happy to confirm the following key notes for the main conference
– Katherine Richardson, Professor in Biological Oceanography, leader of Sustainability Science Centre at the University of Copenhagen and co-author of the UN-report the Future is Now.
– Christian Azar, Professor in Energy and environment at Chalmers University of Technology, and policy advisor to two Swedish Prime Ministers, to all Swedish environment ministers between 2002 and 2014, and to the EU commissioner for the Environment Margot Wallström
– Merrit Polk, Professor and head of department at the School of Global Studies at the University of Gothenburg, previously head of the development of a transdisciplinary methodology for joint knowledge production and capacity building between universities, private, semi-private and public organizations at Mistra Urban Futures
– Gabriel Wikström, Swedish national coordinator for the 2030 Agenda, and former Minister with responsibility for public health and health care issues.
– Anna Jöbörn, CEO at Mistra and former Director of the Science Affairs Department at the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management