The conference addresses 5 main themes, with each various tracks.
Please click on the tracks to read the Calls for Papers.
The deadline for submitting abstract to the various tracks is January 19th, 2009. For the submission process, please look at "submission & guidelines".
We encourage high quality work: best papers will be nominated for the BEST PAPER AWARD.
Additional Topical Track 0
- Track 0: Responding to the Financial Crisis: Opportunities for Ecological Transition
from/within a Collapsed Economy
Additional deadline for abstracts for the new Topical Track 0: February 16th, 2009, 10:00 am CET
Sustainability Science: determining the need for transitions & assessing progress and trends
- Track 1A: Sustainability Science: definitions, concepts, indicators and implications of sustainable development, principles (precautionary principle), and resilience.
- Track 1B: Long term change towards sustainable societies: Scenarios, forecasting and backcasting.
- Track 1C: The role of education and universities in sustainable development - Role of academia in Regional Sustainability Initiatives.
- Track 1D: Analysis of ethics, values and religions in relation to sustainable development.
Climate Change and Energy
- Track 2A: Strategies for mitigating Climate Change: and emission trading:
- Track 2B: Impacts of large scale application of biomass for energy.
- Track 2C: Climate Change and Adaptation Strategies: Preparing for sea level rise, flooding and droughts.
Sustainable Land Use & Regional approaches
- Track 3A: Sustainable and Healthy Cities: urban development, health risks and spatial planning: Compact city debates - Sustainable development and urban housing-construction.
- Track 3B: Sustainable development and transportation: planning for alternatives to car travel, sustainable mobility in cities and national infrastructures.
- Track 3C: Sustainable management of water and ecological resources by coherent land use planning.
- Track 3D: Sustainable development and architecture, housing & construction.
- Track 3E: Sustainable Agriculture.
- Track 3F: Sustainable development Ð Liberalization of land markets and new processes of land grabbing.
Innovation for Sustainable Production and Consumption
- Track 4A: Innovation and Transition management.
- Track 4B: Clean products and production: implementing Zero.
- Track 4C: Industrial symbiosis, eco-industrial parks and eco-industrial networking and regional sustainability.
- Track 4D: Applying Material efficiency, recycling and new bio-based materials.
- Track 4E: Sustainable consumption, consumer responses and new markets for eco-products.
- Track 4F: Corporate Social Responsibility & Entrepreneurial Strategies.
- Track 4G: Free trade, development and globalisation, sustainable global product chains.
- Track 4H: Impacts of Corporat Social Investments.
Governance for Sustainable Development
- Track 5A: Inducing self-governance for sustainable development: Evaluating New Environmental Policy Instruments and Common Pool Resources Management
- Track 5B: Global governance for Sustainability: Who's sustainability? Environmental Justice.
- Track 5C: Institutional arrangements and multi-stakeholder cooperation for sustainable development.
- Track 5D: Participation in local action for sustainable development.
- Track 5E: Redefining economic system conditions for sustainable development.
- Track 5F: The Global Institutions and Governance of sustainable development.