Sept 14, 2018: Leibniz Conference on Sustainable Development Goals, Berlin

How do researchers translate grand societal challenges into research agendas? What is the implication for the conduct of research in responsible science to acknowledge the complexity of problems and contributions to societal transformation? How do researchers cooperate across disciplines and how do they engage with civil society and policy sectors to co-create the knowledge required for transformative actions towards sustainable development?

With the launch of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, the world community has set the agenda for tackling the world’s most pressing challenges, including ending poverty and ensuring prosperity for the growing world population while respecting planetary boundaries.

The research community contributes to the agenda by reflecting on the concept of sustainable development and by improving the evidence base of the complex processes and challenges to be addressed and playing a critical role in building the individual, organizational and institutional capacities globally for working towards SDG fulfillment.

The particular objective is to present and discuss key findings from basic and application oriented research that are relevant for solutions towards specific SDGs and the nexus between them.

ATB scientist Barbara Amon chairs the Session 'Global Change - Global Health' together with Ulrich Schaible (LRA Infections'21/FZB). The session 'Sustainable food systems from agriculture and aquaculture' is hosted by the Leibniz Research Alliance 'Sustainable Food Production and Healthy Nutrition' (LRA FN).

Introductory keynotes:
Ottmar Edenhofer, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change, Potsdam und Berlin
Klaus Töpfer, former Executive Director United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

The conference addresses researchers and administrative heads, policy makers, further stakeholders (e.g. NGOs) and citizens and should serve as an opportunity for transdisciplinary exchange.

Conference language will be English.

Venue: Haus der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft - Chausseestr. 111, 10115 Berlin

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