The STEPS Centre and our partners in the Pathways to Sustainability Global Consortium will present new and emerging research at two major international conferences in August and September 2017.
We will be taking part in the Resilience 2017 conference in Stockholm, Sweden on 20-23 August, and the Transformations conference in Dundee, UK on 30 August – 1 September.
STEPS at Resilience 2017
The Resilience conference will discuss resilience as a key lens for biosphere-based sustainability science. It will reflect back on the scientific progress made, and aim to set out exciting future directions for research. A main focus will be on global sustainability challenges and opportunities, which today are heavily influenced by the speed, scale and connectivity of the Anthropocene.
Our presentations at the conference will share work on
- creating space for marginalised people in transdisciplinary engagement
- the governance of environment and health issues in urbanising India
- methods and complexity
- the PATHWAYS Network project, on attempts to create transformative spaces to encourage socio-ecological change in an urbanising region of Mexico, and in Argentinean agricultural systems
STEPS at Transformations 2017
The Transformations conference is hosted by the Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience (CECHR) at the University of Dundee. It aims at “addressing contemporary challenges and creating conditions for enhancing people’s wellbeing, today and in the future, while strengthening the Earth’s support system”.
Members of the PATHWAYS Network will be sharing their findings so far on the project, exploring how to create spaces for socio-ecological change through ‘Transformation Labs’ (T-labs) around the world. Cases from India, Argentina, China, Mexico, Kenya and the UK will be presented in different sessions.
The PATHWAYS Network is part of the ISSC’s Transformations to Sustainability (T2S) programme. A list of all the related sessions at the conference, including timings, are on the T2S website.
Other STEPS contributions to the conference focus on the links between uncertainty and transformation, particularly on views and experiences of climate change among non-expert groups in India.