Transformations 2019

Building Bridges: Finding the Essential Elements of a Professional Society Supporting Sustainability Knowledge and Innovation Communities.

Thursday 17 October, 16:30 – 18:00

Panelists: Veera Mitzner, Future Earth, Judit Ungvari, Belmont Forum, Susanna Ehlers, IAI

Room: 1 and 3, FAU Postgraduate


Transformations to sustainability require concerted cross-sectorial and transdisciplinary efforts. Scholarship on sustainability is rapidly expanding, however many of these discussions still take place within disciplines and they rarely engage with other sectors of society. We must shift systems significantly if we have any chance of meeting the goals and targets within any of the major international sustainability frameworks from the UNSDGs, and the UNFCCC to the CBD and the New Urban Agenda. In this session, Future Earth, Belmont Forum, and the IAI will promote a discussion that will enable and support transformative engagement through research.

Transformations 2019 aims to provide a platform for reciprocal learning between less and more developed contexts, and between researchers and practitioners, in order to enhance both practice and theory to support transformative changes for addressing climate change and other contemporary societal and environmental challenges.