A Programme for Navigating Knowledge at the ICSS Conference

DAY1: Aug 24

NEW APPROACHES TO KNOWLEDGE GENERATION: THE IDEAS AND INNOVATIONS FORUM

BRIEF WELCOME FROM THE HOSTS
Wendy Broadgate, Future Earth Global Hub, Sweden
Thomas Elmqvist, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden
Kensuke Fukushi, Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science, Japan

MC: Rebecca Oliver, Future Earth


A CONVERSATION ON SCIENCE FOR SUSTAINABILITY
between Kazuhiko Takeuchi and Johan Rockström


ABOUT THE OECD CO-OPERATIVE RESEARCH PROGRAMME
Primal Silva, OECD Representative


FRAMING OF THE MEETING

Garry Peterson and Albert Norström, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden

, Stockholm Resilience Centre

Moderator: Garry Peterson, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden

TRANSFORMATION BEYOND CONSUMERISM
Maurie Cohen, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

A NEXUS APPROACH: ENABLING SELF-SUSTAINED COMMUNITIES IN FOOD, WATER AND ENERGY
Shirin Malekpour, Monash Sustainable Development Institute, Australia

FORGING A TRANSITION TO A ‘GREEN GROWTH’ ECONOMY
Reinmar Seidler, UMass Boston, USA

YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS TO ADVANCE LOCAL ECONOMIES AND COMMUNITY HEALTH IN AFRICA
Anja Leist, PEARL Institute for Research on Socio-Economic Inequality, Luxembourg (Skype)

Moderator: Christina Cook, Future Earth, Canada

THE VALUE OF DESIGN. VISUALISED
Tom Gabriel Johansen, InfoDesignLab, Norway

ENHANCING PLANETARY HEALTH TO MEET THE SDGs: INTEGRATING INDIGENOUS AND LOCAL KNOWLEDGE IN HUMAN HEALTH DECISION-MAKING AND PLANNING IN FIJI
Natasha Kuruppu, United Nations University- International Institute for Global Health, Malaysia

COLLABORATIVE DESIGN OF AN INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATION PLATFORM TO ADVANCE SUSTAINABILITY
Raymond Maher, The University of Queensland, Australia

IMPLEMENTING THE SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN’S SUSTAINABILITY TRANSITION THROUGH THE DOMESTICATION OF THE SDGs
Mapula Tshangela, National Dept Environmental Affairs, South Africa

There will be a short presentation from Expo' 90 Foundation

Moderator: Ellika Hermansson Török, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden

RURAL SYSTEMS VISIONEERING
Kim Joon, Seoul National University, Republic of South Korea

MILLENNIALS AND RESILIENCE: CITY, INNOVATION AND TRANSFORMATION OF YOUTHS LABORATORY
Aliyu Salisu Barau, Bayero University Kano, Nigeria

URBAN ECO LABS
Maria Tomprou, Rambøll Oslo, Norway

COLLABORATIVE: THINKING FOR A GREENER CITY
Conchi Piñeiro, Altekio S.Coop.Mad, Spain

Moderator: Albert Norström, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden

LUSAKA 2021- WHAT IF WE ALL LIVED DOWNSTREAM?
David Chisala Ngwenyama, Shoebill Solutions, Zambia

MAINSTREAMING RESILIENCE INTO CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND DISASTER RISK PLANNING
Luanita Snyman-van Der Walt, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa

WATER WARRIORS
Zeeda Fatimah Mohamad, University of Malaya, Malaysia

Frances Westley, University of Waterloo, Canada

Gary Peterson and Albert Norström, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden

Mark Stafford Smith, CSIRO, Australia

Tetsuzo Yoshinari, RINH, Japan


17:30 Beer tasting with BEERSUSTLAB

Barry Ness, LUCSUS, Lund Univerisity, Sweden

DAY2: Aug 25

NEW APPROACHES TO KNOWLEDGE GENERATION       

REPRESENTATIVES FROM FUTURE EARTH KNOWLEDGE-ACTION NETWORKS ON: Health, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Transformations,
Finance & Economics, Oceans, Natural Assets, Urban, Food-Water-Energy Nexus, SDGs, Decarbonisation, and Risk

Chair: Peter Messerli, Centre for Environment and Development University of Bern, Switzerland and Global Sustainable Development Report

PRESENTATION OF THE ICSU/SEI FRAMEWORK ON SDG INTERACTION
Contributors include:
Jean-Luc Yves Chotte, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, France
David McCollum, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria
Barbara Neumann, Kiel University, Germany
Måns Nilsson, Stockholm Environment Institute, Sweden
Jose Siri, United Nations University International Institute of Global Health, Malaysia
Chair: David Griggs, Monash University, Australia

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Contributors include:
Magnus Bengtsson, Institute of Global Environmental Strategies, Japan
Maurie Cohen, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
Diana Hummel, Institute for social-ecological research, Germany
Lin Lerpold, Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets, Stockholm
Patrick Schroeder, Institute of Development Studies, UK
Eva Alfredsson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

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Kathryn Myronuk, Singularity University, USA
Coleen Vogel, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Contributors include:
Hanne Cecilie Geirbo, University of Oslo, Norway
Patrik Oskarsson, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Arjun Srihari, 8minutes, India
Kirsten Ulsrud, University of Oslo, Norway

Karina Standal, University of Oslo, Norway

Chair: Siddharth Sareen, University of Bergen, Norway

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Youba Sokona, IPCC and The South Centre, Switzerland

Asuncion Lera St. Clair, DNV GL Technology and Research Unit, Norway

Contributors include:
Pippin Anderson, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Harini Nagendra, Azim Premji University, India
Timon Mcphearson, Urban Systems Lab, The New School, USA
Jose Siri, United Nations University International Institute of Global Health, Malaysia
Ellika Hermansson Török, SwedBio at Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden

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Francesca Farioli, Italian Association for Sustainability Science, Italy

Cheikh Mbow, Executive Director, START International, USA

DAY3: Aug 26

CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS FROM LOCAL TO GLOBAL SCALES

Fabrice Declerck, CGIAR network and EAT, France

Alexandros Gasparatos, IR3S, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Andrew Haines, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK

Firouzeh Javadi, Kyushu University, Japan

Oyun Sanjaasuren, Global Water Partnership, Sweden

Pauline Scheelbeek, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK

Shuaib Lwasa, Makerere University, Uganda

Suneetha Mazhenchery Subramanian, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Studies of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), India

Moderator: Wendy Broadgate, Future Earth Global Hub, Sweden

Peter Messerli, Centre for Environment and Development University of Bern, Switzerland and Global Sustainable Development Report

David Griggs, Monash University, Australia

Coleen Vogel, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Nebojsa Nakicenovic, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria Other contributors to be confirmed

Contributors include:

Christoph Görg, Institute of Social Ecology, Vienna, Austria

Diana Hummel, Institute for social-ecological research, Germany

Camilla Moreno, Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Beatríz Rodríguez Labajos, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain

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Steve Waddell, Networking Action, USA

Alice Ruhweza, Africa Field Division, Conservation International

Moderator: Rebecca Oliver, Future Earth Global Hub, Sweden

INTERACTIVE SESSION BY EARLY CAREER RESEARCHERS

We are expecting representatives from both Swedish and Japanese governments, including:

Satoru Ohtake, Principal Fellow, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)


CLOSING REFLECTION: Novel approaches to complex social change and sustainability

Sander Van Der Leeuw, Arizona State University, USA

The Story of this conference

The principle objective of the 7th ICSS conference is to feed into the High Level Political Forum of the UN SDG process.

We aim to create an output that showcases and maps the sustainability science of the Future Earth community – to support politicians charged with implementing the SDGs by giving them a navigation tool for using the relevant sustainability science.

Creating this output in an integrated manner is a challenge. Both the depth and breadth of sustainability science is needed to reveal the links and synergies in the work that is going on – and to relate it to the topics of the 2018 HLPF and the action that is urgently needed.

To do this well, we will bring 120 members of the community together to create a dynamic exchange of science around some of the priority topics for HLPF 2018. The program consists of two kinds of session – Depth and Navigation. The successful groups from the open calls for SDG Labs and Conference sessions provide the depth, and the Future Earth Knowledge-Action Networks assist with the navigation and creation of the output narrative.

All the attendees at the 7th ICSS Conference are expected to be active participants, using the feedback system during sessions, generating dynamic conversations about how to map their own science into the output narratives and how to present multiple areas of research to politicians seeking clarity, knowledge and advice.

Representatives from the SDG Labs, showcased on the first day, with provide the focus on action – to which the science must relate. In this way, the Conference will result in a number of narratives about Transformative Pathways that bring knowledge to action – and that map the groups whose work inform these narratives.