Transformations conference 2021
The "Transformations Conference 2021: Enabling Positive Tipping Points in an Uncertain World" took place 17 and 18 June 2021. This biannual conference started off in Oslo in 2013, grew via Stockholm in 2015, Dundee in 2017, and Santiago in 2019. As always a wonderful gathering, bringing together researchers and practitioners searching for new perspectives around climate and sustainability solutions.
On 18th of June AdaptationCONNECTS organized a co-creative session on "Co-creative Europe: Political Agency for Transformations: What does it take?".
The session explored the qualities of political agency that are considered to be important, yet often overlooked in discussions about sustainability. When it comes to global sustainability, there is no lack of agendas, roadmaps, blueprints, targets, and indicators. What is missing is an understanding of how transformative change actually comes about, especially in the face of active, multiscale resistance to transforming systems and structures in an equitable and sustainable manner.
The session started off with short interventions from participants that highlighted what matters when it comes to political agency. Break-out group discussions offered participants an opportunity to contribute to a “top-five” list of qualities that define political agency within the context of transformations to sustainability.
The session was convened by Karen O´Brien and Indra Adnan with contributions from Enock Nkulanga, Manjana Milkoreit, Jamie Bristow, Alfredo Jornet Gil, and organized by AdaptationCONNECTS.