Researchers and professionals in sustainability can submit sessions for an upcoming conference in Stockholm focusing on the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals. These international targets set benchmarks that nations can work toward to grow in sustainable and equitable ways. The conference, the 7th International Conference on Sustainability Science (ICSS 2017), is organised by Future Earth and the Stockholm Resilience Centre of the University of Stockholm.
The deadline to submit proposals for sessions is 28 February 2017. The conference will run from 24 to 26 August 2017. To learn more about this conference or how to send in proposals, see the call for sessions. Visit the conference website here.
ICSS 2017 is open to three main communities: Researchers and other professionals that are contributing to Future Earth’s Knowledge-Action Networks, research collaborations seek to build solutions to important challenges in sustainability. Early-career professionals are also welcome, and teams involved in the recently-announced Sustainable Development Goal Labs will participate.
Participants in the conference will share knowledge with the goal of supporting an upcoming UN High-Level Political Forum in 2018. The conference will also explore how to capitalise on the connections between Knowledge-Action Networks.
From the conference website:
The conference ICSS 2017 - “Global Goals - new approaches to knowledge generation - challenges and solutions from local to global scales” will be the first larger international conference that will bring together the academic research community with other stakeholders to address the challenges of implementing the Global Goals. The conference will be designed to 1) analyse mechanisms for new knowledge generation and mechanisms for integrating knowledge (anchored in natural capital management) to support the implementation of the (broad set of) Global Goals and 2) to further develop interactive interfaces among the global Future Earth research community and networks in the context of analysing and implementing the Sustainable Development Goals with special focus on managing natural capital.