About the conference
There have been many calls for new modes of thinking about multiple interacting processes, policies, and programmes, and both scientific and policy discourses increasingly emphasize the need for deliberate transformation in response to climate change. There are, however, significant research gaps on transformation that are critical to address.
The "Transformation in a Changing Climate" conference aims to fill these gaps by bringing together diverse perspectives on deliberate transformation in response to climate change.
The conference is structured around eleven themes:
- The Economics of Transformation
- The Politics of Transformation
- Technical and Infrastructural Transformation
- Urban Transformation
- Community-based Transformation
- Transformative Learning and Leadership
- Social-ecological Transformation
- Transformation of Values, Norms and Worldviews
- Transformation of Research and Policy
- Transformative Communication
- The Art of Transformation
While the conference asks for papers that are directly linked to one or several of these themes, papers that cut across themes to look at the linkages between different scales and dimensions of transformation are also welcomed.
In particular, the conference seeks further insights in the relationships between personal, cultural and systems transformation, with papers that address questions such as:
- What types of transformation are considered necessary?
- What factors facilitate transformation in theory and in practice, across different systems, sectors, and domains?
- What types of capacities and competencies need to be developed to initiate and facilitate transformations that are both ethical and sustainable?
- How does science itself need to change, and how can new approaches to global change research contribute to transformation of both theory and practice?
For further information please contact Linda.Sygna@sosgeo.uio.no