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KLIMAFORSK-Stort program klima

International Sustainability Transitions Conference 2024

Awarded: NOK 0.15 mill.

We are applying for funding for the "International Sustainability Transitions" Conference organised in Oslo between 16-20 June 2024. The conference is organised on behalf of, but not limited to, a large and growing international professional network – the Sustainability Transitions Research Network (STRN). The network includes 3000 persons researching various issues and perspectives on the sustainability transitions, with significant emphasis on understanding societal aspects of climate change. The network is interdisciplinary and global. We expect around 400 scholars to attend the conference, from European countries, in addition to scholars from North America, Australia and global south countries, including Brazil, South-Africa and India. Parts of the conference will also be open to public participation, and the plenary sessions will offer high-level insights from the field with relevance for both public and private sector decision makers. Moreover, we have a specific ambition to be an open community for early career researchers, and have two special events for these groups - one welcome day for getting an introduction to the research field and leading scholars and 2) a professional development workshop where ECSs work senior scholars to develop papers. The major institutions within this community in Norway are co-organising the conference (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Sintef, University of Oslo and Western Norway University of Applied Sciences), but there is also significant participation from most Norwegian research institutions that work on the theme, including Cicero, Fritjof Nansen Institute, Transport Economic Institute, NIBIO, OsloMet, University of Bergen and more. It will be a very important national event, and it has a significant network building impacts both nationally and internationally.

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KLIMAFORSK-Stort program klima