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Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption - Transforming Production and Consumption: Bridging Sustainability Research with Policy and Practice

Date & Time:
26-29 June 2019, Wednesday - Saturday
Venue :
HKUST
Speaker :
Lewis AKENJI Director for Sustainable Consumption and Production, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)Ella ANTONIOPresident, Brain Trust: Knowledge and Options for Sustainable Development, Inc.Alexander CHARALAMBOUSEU SWITCH to Green FacilityArab HOBALLAH Team Leader, EU-SWITCH-Asia SCP FacilityVimlendu JHA Founder and Head, SwechhaJacqueline KACPRZAKLecturer, Warsaw University, Kozminski University, and Collegium CivitasLouis LEBELDirector, Unit for Social and Environmental ResearchKira MATUSAssociate Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and TechnologyOksana MONTProfessor, Lund UniversityLars Fogh MORTENSEN Product, Consumption and Plastics Expert, European Environment AgencyLukas MUELLERResearcher, Chair of International Politics, University of FreiburgChandran NAIRFounder and CEO, Global Institute For Tomorrow (GFIT)Grazyna PULAWSKASenior Project Manager, Asia-Europe Environment ForumBernadette P. RESURRECCIONSenior Research Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute AsiaMarkus TERHOProject Director, Resource-Wise Citizen, SITRAVanessa TIMMERExecutive Director, One Earth; Senior Research Fellow, Utrecht UniversityMarlyne SAHAKIANAssistant Professor of Sociology, University of Geneva
Language :
English

The biennial Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption will be hosted by HKUST on 26-29 June 2019 with the topic of “Transforming Production and Consumption: Bridging Sustainability Research with Policy and Practice”. 

There is growing alarm and political tensions surrounding the ecological and social challenges reflected in the Paris Climate Agreement, IPCC report, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). There is a clear need to scale the translation of ‘know-how’ and solutions in order to transform systems of production and consumption towards sustainability.

Given this context, the fourth international conference of the Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption (GRF) takes stock of sustainable production and consumption (SPAC) research, including cutting edge insights, and accelerates the engagement of researchers with knowledge users in business, policy and practice. The Hong Kong 2019 conference builds on many GRF regional meetings and the three previous international GRF conferences in Rio de Janeiro (2012), Shanghai (2014), and Brighton (2017).

 The conference is organized to identify insights and linkages across the SPAC research themes and actively bridge research with policy and practice. The scope covers local and global issues and interconnections across scales, connecting regions, networks of practitioners and researchers.

Co-organizers: Asia-Europe Environment Forum, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), National Institute for Environmental Studies, SWITCH to Green Initiative, and the SWITCH Asia Programme.

Contributing partners: Future Earth Knowledge Action Network on Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production, Institute of Development Studies, Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI), SCORAI China, SITRA (the Finnish Innovation Fund), and the World Resources Forum.

Registration is now open! Please register here.

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