>> CIH/CISMAC Seminar for PhD candidates
October 2018, Bergen, Norway

A two-day seminar organised within the framework of the CIH/CISMAC Research School with participation of Alberto Cimadamore (Comparative Research Programme on Poverty, UiB) and Noel Keenlyside (Geophysical Institute, UiB) will consist of two lectures:

  • Sustainability Science: a tool to address Global Challenges (24 October 2018, 13:00-16:00)
  • Sustainability Science Applications: Climate Services (31 October 2018, 13:00-16:00)

The seminar is free for PhD candidates at CIH/CISMAC.

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>> “Sustainability Science: A Response to Global Challenges”
20 March 2018, Bergen, Norway

The open seminar will be organised by CROP and UNESCO Chair at the University of Bergen. During the event the participants will try to explore theoretical and methodological possibilities offered by recent developments in the field of sustainability science to respond to the major global challenges facing humanity in the 21 century.

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>> “Sustainability, Poverty and Development (in Spanish)”
29 November – 1 December 2017, Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Spanish-speaking workshop entitled “Cienca de la sustentabilidad, pobreza y desarrollo en el siglo XXI” was organised by CROP and CEIL-CONICET. Besides the workshop, participants were also able to take part in a public event hosted by the local organisers. CROP’s Scientific Director, Alberto D. Cimadamore, attended the workshop and presented a paper on “The Science of the Sustainability, Poverty and Agenda 2030” (“Ciencia de la Sustentabilidad, Pobreza y Agenda 2030”).

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>> “Agenda 2030: Poverty, Climate Change and Sustainability”
12-22 June 2017, Bergen, Norway

The PhD course during Bergen Summer Research School 2017 was led by Alberto Cimadamore (CROP’s Scientific Director) and Noel Keenlyside (Professor, Geophysical Institute, UiB).  It was one of six parallel courses at Bergen Summer Research School (BSRS) in 2017 that were  spanning disciplines within health, humanities, and social sciences.

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>> “Sustainable Development in Africa: Issues and Challenges”
20 March 2017, Bergen, Norway

Professors Betty Mubangizi (UKZN) and Francisco Sozinho Matsinhe (CODESRIA) were taking part in seminar and round table discussion organised by CROP/UiB at Bergen Resource Centre for International Development. The discussion moderated by CROP’s Scientific Director Alberto Cimadamore explored challenges the knowledge communities in Africa face when addressing sustainable development and how their own institutions are trying to contribute.

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>> “Poverty, Climate Change and Water in the Context of SDGs”
13-24 June 2016, Bergen, Norway

A PhD course on “Poverty, Climate Change and Water in the Context of SDGs” was co-organised by CROP during Bergen Summer Research School 2016 “Water, Climate and Society”. It included research and educational modules in order to explore the theoretical and empirical links of some of the biggest challenges of our time; poverty, climate change, and sustainable development.

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>> Call for Abstracts | International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology
6-10 June 2016 in Houston, Texas, USA

The conference, sponsored by the American Academy of Sciences, will provide a multidisciplinary platform for environmental scientists, engineers, management professionals and government regulators to discuss the latest developments in environmental research and applications. Please visit the conference Website…

>> CROP co-organised event at COP21 | Quest for Global Sustainability

Join the one-day event on Climate Change, Science and the Oslo Principles, co-organised by CROP, UNESCO and Global Justice Program at Yale.
7 December 2015 | UNESCO Pavilion
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>> UNESCO Office Eastern Africa | Regional Workshop on Sustainability Science
September 2015

The UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa in Nairobi, Kenya held a regional workshop on sustainability science from 16 to 17 September 2015. More than 20 science specialists from UNESCO headquarter and field offices in Africa participated in the workshop which highlighted the interplay of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) into the SDGs. Read more…

>> Lecture 28 May 2015 at Egget, Studentsenteret (University of Bergen) Energy, Environment and our Sustainable Future – Horizons lecture by Yuan T. Lee

Lecture by Nobel Prize Winner (in Chemistry) talking about global challenges for a sustainable future. Read more

>> International Congress on Sustainability Science & Engineering (ICOSSE) 2015

The Fourth International Congress on Sustainability Science & Engineering (ICOSSE ’15) will be held on May 26-29 in Balatonfüred, Hungary. ICOSSE ’15 is co-organized by the University of Pannonia, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and the Sustainability Section of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE).

The purpose of the Congress is to exchange emerging ideas from diverse parts of the world about the theory and practice of sustainable Development. Read more

>> Sustainability Science Journal – Latest publications

The journal promotes science-based predictions and impact assessments of global change, and seeks ways to ensure that these can be understood and accepted by society. Sustainability Science creates a transdisciplinary academic structure and discovery process that fuses the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

The journal provides a platform for understanding the discipline and how it can contribute to solving contemporary global challenges.

Improving decision-making for sustainable hunting
Jesús Caro, Miguel Delibes-Mateos, Javier Viñuela (May 2015) 

– An overview of local credit systems and their implications for post-Growth                    Julien-François Gerber (April 2015) 

– Degrowth, postdevelopment, and transitions: a preliminary conversation
Arturo Escobar (April 2015) 

> Transformations to Sustainability A new global research funding programme launched in 2014 to promote research on the fundamental and innovative processes of social transformations needed to secure effective, equitable and durable solutions to some of the most urgent problems of global change and sustainability.

> Seminar series organised by CROP and the Bjerknes Centre: 21 January, 11 March & 11 May 2015: 

Sustainability Science: A response to Global Challenges? More information      Sustainability Science – Poster 

> International Symposium January 19 – 20, 2015 Kashiwa-no-ha Conference Center. Organised by Graduate Program in Sustainability Science, Global Leadership Initiative (GPSS-GLI) and Graduate School of Frontier Sciences (GSFS) The University of Tokyo.

How Can We Build “Kizuna” for Sustainability? An Ecological Perspective

> Open seminar 14 November 9:00 – 15:30 HEMIL – University of Bergen. Venue: Hemil’s meeting room, Christies gt 13 (Vektertorget), 5th floor.

Climate change: links to health, gender and sustainable development. Invitation

> IARU Sustainability Science Congress October 22nd – 24th, 2014 University of Copenhagen, Danmark

GLOBAL CHALLENGES: Achieving Sustainability. The Sustainability Science Congress puts focus on research related to global sustainability issues.