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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. 

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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.



  • 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:



From 14 February 2022 to 15 February 2022



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