Adaptation & Resilience
Climate Change
Sustainable Transformation
Global Issues
20 August, 2017 to 23 August, 2017
Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre

Resilience 2017 - Resilience Frontiers for Global Sustainability

Resilience 2017 will discuss resilience as a key lens for biosphere-based sustainability science. It will reflect back on the scientific progress made, and aim to set out exciting future directions for research.

Stockholm Resilience Centre together with the Resilience Alliance welcome you to the upcoming Resilience 2017 conference in Stockholm. Following previous Resilience conferences held on triennial basis since 2008, Resilience 2017 will discuss resilience as a key lens for biosphere-based sustainability science. It will reflect back on the scientific progress made, and aim to set out exciting future directions for research.

A main focus will be on global sustainability challenges and opportunities, which today are heavily influenced by the speed, scale and connectivity of the Anthropocene. Read more about the organisers' take on resilience in a recent summary in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science, by Professor Carl Folke, science director at Stockholm Resilience Centre.

 

The 4 major conference themes are:

1. Social-ecological transformations for sustainability

This theme will focus on the frontier of deliberate transformations to sustainability by exploring solutions compatible with both people and planet.

2. Connectivity and cross-scale dynamics in the Anthropocene

This theme will explore global complex interactions, effects and activities that in the context of increasing biosphere-disconnect, aim to reconnect people to the planet.

3. Multi-level governance and biosphere stewardship

This theme will explore how people in various contexts can strengthen the capacity of the biosphere to support human wellbeing in the face of change.

4. Approaches and methods for understanding social-ecological system dynamics

This theme will focus on inter- and transdisciplinary scientific approaches that can support research and understanding of social-ecological interactions in the Anthropocene.

 

[This description originally appeared on resilience2017.org]