15.06.2015, Rob Raven
Tags: IST conference, SPRU

6th International Sustainability Transitions Conference

We are delighted to announce that the 6th International Sustainability Transitions Conference will be hosted by SPRU (the Science Policy Research Unit) at the University of Sussex from 25-28 August 2015.



Sustainability transitions are transformations of major socio-technical systems of provision and use in areas such as energy, water, mobility, and food, towards more sustainable ways of production and consumption. This is a multi-disciplinary field with inputs from economics, science and technology studies, geography, political science, management, sociology and history.


The IST conference will provide opportunities for scholars to share theoretical, empirical and practical advances in the field of sustainability transitions. The conference is part of the activities of the Sustainability Transitions Research Network and is linked to the journalEnvironmental Innovation and Societal Transitions. 


Conference theme

The conference theme this year is ‘Sustainability Transitions and Wider Transformative Change: Historical Roots and Future Pathways,’ which looks at sustainability transitions with a long-term perspective.


We are looking forward to an exciting programme consisting of a wide range of new empirical themes and areas of theory paper presentations, as well as new dialogue sessions and dedicated sessions for PhD students, early career researchers and newcomers to this field of study. 


Alongside an in-depth and innovative exploration of transitions in individual systems, the conference will also incorporate global perspectives, active engagement with civil society organisations, and the updating of the STRN Research Manifesto. In addition, to celebrate and enjoy our sharing of ideas, there will be a big transition party!



The conference will take place in the Jubilee building, University of Sussex.



An overview and full draft programme are now available on the conference website:http://www.ist2015.org/programme



Please register to attend the conference. 


Further information

For further information about the conference, please visit the conference website:http://www.ist2015.org


We offer special rates for PhD and Masters students as well as early bird rates for registrations before 1st July 2015. You are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.

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