Leverage Points 2019: International conference on sustainability research and transformation, Lüneburg, Germany, 6-8 February 2019 – Call for abstracts

Posted on behalf of David Lam, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Institute for Ethics and Transdisciplinary Sustainability Research

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Humanity sits at a crossroad between tragedy and transformation, and now is a crucial time for sustainability research. Radical approaches are needed in sustainability research and praxis if they are to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Inspired by the work of Donella Meadows’ “Leverage Points: Places to intervene in a system”, this conference will explore the deep leverage points that can lead to sustainability transformations, asking: how do we transform ourselves, our science, our institutions, our interventions and our societies for a better future?

The conference is premised on three principles: 1) The importance of searching for places where interventions can lead to transformative change; 2) Open inquiry, exchange and co-learning across multiple theoretical, methodological and empirical research approaches; and 3) The need for reflection on modes of research and processes in sustainability research. We hope that this conference will help us move from incremental to transformational change; extend our thinking about complex sustainability challenges and deepen our collective and transdisciplinary research practices.

The call for abstracts is open until 30 June 2018.

For more information please visit: http://leveragepoints2019.leuphana.de/

If you have any specific enquiries about abstract submission please contact: LP2019@leuphana.de

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