Future Earth Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production Knowledge-Action Network Online Conference 2022

Transitioning to Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production:  From Knowledge to Action

8 – 17 November 2022; Online Zoom and Slack

The need for systems of sustainable consumption and production is increasingly urgent, now more than ever. Far-reaching changes are required, but many challenges remain: How to transition to SSCP, build resilient, zero-impact industries and governance, overcome systemic inequality and injustice, and integrate new technologies, policies, and practices into everyday life? The SSCP KAN’s role is to provide a platform to tackle these challenges in a way that leads to real-world action and impact. This conference will be an opportunity to meet these challenges by showcasing examples of bridging research and knowledge production with implementation, education, and action. You are invited to join the discussion!

Program at a glance

November 8th, Tuesday- Day 1

JST: 21:00 to 00:20/CET: 13:00 to 16:20/EST: 7:00 to 10:20

Keynote Speech: Is Digital Nomadism the Future of Consumption and Work in the Post-Pandemic Era? By Maurie J. Cohen (New Jersey Institute of Technology)
Session 1(Bio-) Diversifying Circular Economy Research and Innovation

November 10th, Thursday- Day 2

JST: 18:10 to 19:40, 23:00 to 1:00 am/CET: 10:10 to 11:40, 15:00 to 17:00/EST: 4:10 to 5:40, 9:00 to 11:00

Session 2: The Role of Education in the Implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals – How Sustainability Education Influences Consumption and Production Systems and Contributes to Achieving Sustainable Development Goals 

Session 3: Communication and education for sustainable consumption and lifestyles

November 14th, Monday- Day 3

JST: 23:00 to 2:10/CET: 15:00 to 18:10/EST: 9:00 to 12:10

Session 4: Visions, narratives and designs: participatory methods for exploring futures of sustainable consumption
Session 5: Changing consumerism, changing systems

November 16th, Thursday- Day 4

JST: 16:00 to 19:40/CET: 8:00 to 11:40/EST: 2:00 to 5:40

Session 6: Unpacking the Unpackaged Shopping: Opportunities and Challenges Facing Consumers and Retailers
Session 7: Transitioning towards zero waste – promoting the use of returnable food boxes

November 17th, Thursday- Day 5 

Tokyo: 21:00 to 00:30/CET: 13:00 to 16:30/US Eastern: 7:00 to 10:30

Session 8: Impacts of Trans-Covid on Lifestyles and their implications for sustainability policy
Session 9: WORKSHOP: Local Action towards Achieving the SDGs: Designing Digital Tools to Match the Needs of Local Change Makers
Wrap-up & Closing