Navigating the Sustainability Transformation in the 21st Century
28.08.2019 to 30.08.2019
this conference shall provide a landmark for today’s great challenges towards sustainability. A critical and constructive debate on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be the focal point of the conference. Linking to Humboldt’s perspective on nature and humanity as web of interconnections, we target symbiosis between social, cultural, political, economical, philosophical, human, philological, engineering, natural, earth, geo, and sustainability sciences to approach this challenge.
The KOSMOS Conference is intended as a platform to discuss the science of the sustainability transformation, and to interactively conceptualize a science-based framework in the context of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Oral presentations and thematic discussions will take place in the the seven topical sessions (expert forums) below:
- Publics and ethics of sustainability
- Democracy, governance, and societal conflicts in a globalized world
- Economies beyond unlimited growth
- Limited land - a local to global perspective
- Urban and rural: a necessary partnership
- Water and biosphere: preconditions of survival
- Climate Change: biophysical impacts and societal responses
This interdisciplinarity is fundament to scientific conference formats such as expert forum, treasure quest and poster sessions. With Humboldt's famous KOSMOS lectures in mind, the conference aims to open the scientific inner circle to public and politics with cutting edge public conference formats: citizen scientist table, public lecture, bar camp. Every conference day will be opened by a keynote lecture.