Sixteenth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability

Event Serial64444
Event TypeConferences
Event Date from2020-01-29 to 2020-01-31
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Location Santiago, Chile

We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, or colloquia addressing one of the following themes:

Theme 1: Environmental Sustainability
Studies of sustainability with a focus on environmental analyses

The science and technology of environmental sustainability
Sustainable agriculture
Urbanization and its consequences
Ecological footprints and ecospaces
Atmosphere and biosphere: global warming, the ozone layer, pollution
Energy: renewable and not
Water: sources and uses
Land and sea, mountain and savannah, desert and wet zones, forests and coasts: variable impacts on varied environments
Biological diversity: its past and prospects
Biotechnology and its critics
Danger signs: rising sea levels, desertification, soil degradation
Biological Diversity
Theme 2: Sustainability in Economic, Social, and Cultural Context
Studies of sustainability with a focus on sociocultural and economic analyses

One, two, three, four, how many “bottom lines”?
The meaning of cultural sustainability and sustainable heritage development
Belonging and identity: their environmental, economic, and social significance
Changing patterns and cultures of consumption
Cosmopolis: local cultures, globalization, diaspora
Women and men, children and the elderly, families and sustainability
Cultural dimensions of childbearing and population growth
Cultural tourism
Indigenous peoples: self-government, self management, and cultural autonomy.
Indigenous knowledge and traditional practices of sustainability: broadening the scope of valid knowledge
The economics of environment, culture, and society
What is economic value?
Cultural, social, and environmental capital
The economics of sustainability
Needs, wants, and demand: reconfiguring the economic equation
Business cases: the cost and value of sustainability
Risks and risk management: where economy meets environment, culture, and society
Free trade and fair trade
Global flows: finance, trade, technology transfer, and debt
Sustainable aid and aid for sustainability
The dynamics of production and consumption
Accountability: beyond financial years and bottom lines
Measuring performance and reporting sustainability
Organizations and corporations: defining the stakeholders and meeting their interests
Development, underdevelopment, and sustainability
Tourism and its impacts
Sustainable and unsustainable transportation
Wellbeing and quality of life: sources and strategies
Gender and sustainability
Poverty and its eradication
Health in its environmental, cultural, economic, and social contexts
Population growth and its consequences
Wastes and waste management
Urbanization and the sustainability of human settlement
Theme 3: Sustainability Policy and Practice
Addressing sustainability agendas and the practices flowing from these in government, corporate, and community sectors

The politics of sustainability
Global sustainability policies
National sustainability policies and initiatives
Sustainability in local government
Corporate sustainability initiatives
Community and NGO sustainability initiatives
Measuring impacts: environmental assessment
Nature as intellectual and physical property
Civic pluralism: multiculturalism and cultural sustainability
Cultural and political liberalization: challenges and dangers
The arts and creativity as a resource for sustainability
Structures of ownership: private property, public property, and the commons
Good citizenship in fragile environments, cultures, economies, societies
Levels of governance: interactions of sustainability initiatives at local, regional, national, and international levels
Domains of responsibility: NGOs, corporations, persons
The sources of sustainable innovation
Planning for sustainability
Capacity building in theory and practice
Sustainability and community participation
Managing “human resources”
Theme 4: Sustainability Education
On teaching and learning about human relations to the environment and raising community awareness of sustainability

Environmental education in a time of ecosystemic crisis
Teaching and learning sustainability: schools, universities, communities
The media, public awareness, and community education on sustainability
Education sustaining language and culture
Public knowledge: the role of the media and government
Natural and social sciences: taking a holistic view
Researching sustainability
Knowledge capacities: developing sustainability science and technology locally

School Education
Higher Education
Community Education

Important Dates
We welcome the submission of proposals at any time of the year. All proposals will be reviewed within two to four weeks of submission.
Advance Registration Deadline

29 April 2019
Early Registration Deadline

29 July 2019
Regular Registration Deadline

29 December 2019
Late Registration Deadline

29 January 2020

Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, Chile

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