JPI CLIMATE Future Research Leaders Forum
Sustainable Transformations of Society in the Face of Climate Change: Promising Research Directions. This Open Space workshop aims to contribute to the priority setting in European research policy in social sciences and humanities research on transformation in the context of climate change, as basis for future pan-European research programmes in JPI CLIMATE and beyond.
Time and Venue: 17./18.06.2013, KLIF Conference Centre, Oslo (Pre-Conference Event to the Oslo Transformation Conference 2013)
Building a Bridge to the Future.
Moderator: Nisha Pillai
Speakers: Arvinn Gadgil, Ole Petter Ottersen, Nnimmo Bassey, Susanne Moser, Mehjabeen Abidi-Habib, Madeleen Helmer, Idar Kreutzer, Haavard Stensvand, and Cathrine Moestue.
Time and Venue: 12:00-15:00, June 18, 2013. Sophus Lies Auditorium, University of Oslo.
In this session, we invite you to take part in a deep conversation about transformation. We call these deep conversations because they aim to get to the heart of transformation – what does it really involve? There are six topics to choose from, each representing different arenas for transformation. These conversations are intended to inspire new ideas for research, policy and action.
Time and venue: 14:00 -15:00 Wednesday, June 19. Georg Sverdrups hus, University of Oslo
Paul Hawken Public Lecture
The Reimagination of Carbon. Carbon is the atom that holds hands and collaborates. It morphs into spheres, cylinders, and rings that make novel medicines, solar collectors and paper batteries. The intense emotions around atmospheric carbon levels, completely justified given climate science, may prevent us from realizing that carbon graces every aspect of our life, a molecule that holds answers to all our dreams (and nightmares). Reimagination takes you to critically important worlds, natural and invented, that are rarely seen and wholly enchanting. Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, and author. His work includes starting ecological businesses, writing about the impact of commerce on living systems, and consulting with heads of state and CEOs on economic development, industrial ecology, and environmental policy.
Time and venue: Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 17.00 – 18.00. Sophus Lies Auditorium, University of Oslo
Taking a Stand on Transformation: An Open Space Event
Participants bring to the conference a variety of experiences on transformation that do not always come out in paper presentations, panel discussions, or even coffee breaks. This open space event offers participants the chance to organize their own group discussions on transformation. This event is designed to be a fun marketplace that sparks new ideas and initiatives for research and collaboration related to transformation.
Time and venue: Thursday, June 20, 13.30-14.30. Georg Sverdrups hus, University of Oslo
Voices of the Future: Engaging youth for change
How do we engage youth in transformation processes? Climate change, poverty, social inequality, struggles for democracy, and high youth unemployment are just some of the concerns facing young people around the world. Bronwyn Hayward and Joe Smith will discuss some of the most exciting new developments in participatory approaches for change among youth, including the new roles of media and communication in politics and activism. Roving microphones will capture the voices of youth (and youthful people) in the audience, while Karina Mullen creates a graphic recording of the conversation. See the Voices of the Future: Engaging youth for change website
Time and venue: Friday, June 21, 13:30-14:20. Georg Sverdups hus, University of Oslo