International Sustainability Conference 2015

Welcome to the International Sustainability Conference 2015

                                                                    Tuesday 25 - Friday 28 August 2015.

The International Sustainability Transitions Conference (IST 2015) will be hosted by SPRU (Science Policy Research Unit) at the University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton (UK).

This year’s theme is ‘Sustainability Transitions and Wider Transformative Change: Historical Roots and Future Pathways’ which aims to view sustainability transitions with a long-term perspective. The conference will not only explore transitions in individual systems, but also investigate broader transformations of entire economies, societies and political systems. 

As in previous years, the conference will provide opportunities for scholars to share theoretical, empirical and practical advances in the field of sustainability transitions.

Registration for the conference will is now open - via the Register page

Details of the keynote speeches, speaker biographies and follow up sessions are available on the Plenary Sessions page.

Sustainability transitions are transformations of major socio-technical systems of provision and use in areas such as energy, water, mobility, and food, towards more sustainable ways of production and consumption. This is a multi-disciplinary field with inputs from economics, science and technology studies, geography, political science, management, sociology and history.

The conference is part of the activities of the Sustainability Transitions Research Network (STRN) and is linked to the journal Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions.

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