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Sustainability Frontiers Conference

The conference will be an opportunity for the sustainability community to reflect on achievements and gaps, and to look forward to the next decade in the development of sustainability science. 

Jede gentechnisch veränderte Reispflanze in den Gewächshäusern von CropDesign hat einen eigenen Strichcode und Transponder. So kann sie jederzeit genau identifiziert werden. Im Gewächshaus wachsen die Reispflanzen bis zur Ernte heran einige unter idealen Bedingungen. Andere werden dagegen verschiedenen Stresssituationen ausgesetzt, beispielsweise einer hohen Salzkonzentration im Boden oder großer Trockenheit. Forscher kontrollieren die Entwicklung aller Pflanzen: Sie werden regelmäßig vollautomatisch fotografiert und vermessen. Die dabei gesammelten Daten liefern Erkenntnisse über die Eigenschaften der Pflanzen und somit über die übertragenen Gene. Das belgische Unternehmen CropDesign entwickelt sogenannte Traits für den weltweiten Saatgutmarkt. Ein Trait ist eine wirtschaftlich wichtige Eigenschaft einer Nutzpflanze wie zum Beispiel ein höherer Ertrag. Traits werden durch entsprechende Gene gesteuert. Abdruck honorarfrei. Copyright by BASF. Each genetically modified rice plant in the greenhouses at CropDesign has a barcode and transponder, allowing it to be accurately identified at any time. The rice plants ripen in the greenhouse until they are harvested some of them under ideal conditions. Others are subjected to various stress situations, such as a high salt concentration in the soil or severe drought. Researchers monitor the development of all the plants: they are photographed and measured at regular intervals. The resulting data provide information about the characteristics of the plants and thus about the transported genes. Belgian biotechnology company CropDesign develops Œtraits¹ for the global seed market. A trait is a genetic feature that gives a crop an economically useful characteristic, such as higher yield. Traits are determined by a plant¹s genes. Print free of charge. Copyright by BASF.

Amid growing focus on sustainability and Agenda 2030, and on the pathway toward Stockholm+50, two leading Swedish centers, Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS) and Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) will co-host an online conference for the sustainability community, on the frontiers of sustainability science.

The conference will focus on five emerging topics for sustainability science and include an environmental justice/equity and governance perspective throughout all sessions. It will also be an opportunity to gather together research networks around new topics.

 

Themes:

  • Decolonising: How to develop sustainability science with a decolonising approach.
  • Resistance and social movements: How do resistance and social movements contribute towards action for/on sustainability?
  • Degrowth: How does degrowth, post-growth and an agnostic approach on growth feature in sustainability?
  • Digitalisation and sustainability transitions: How does digitalisation, disruptive technologies and AI contribute to sustainability science?
  • Inner transformation and future imaginaries: How are inner transformations, imaginaries and futures providing opportunity for new insights and transformations, including the role of arts?

 

Final Session:

  • Frontiers of sustainability science: How do these strands fit with other perspectives on sustainability? Where do we meet? How do we move forward? How do we continue to develop and thrive in the field of sustainability science?

 

Read more about the conference and register here. The conference has no fees. If you have any questions please contact us at: Sustainability.Frontiers@lucsus.lu.se

 

Times

From 14 February 2022 to 15 February 2022

Venue

Online

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