Tracks and Themes

ISDRS 2021 Core Themes and Tracks

The virtual Mid Sweden University conference will feature the traditional themes and tracks of previous ISDRS conferences with a special topic to serve as the main thread of discussion in both plenary and breakout sessions relating to Sustainable Development.

1. Sustainability and Science

1a. Theoretical approaches

1b. Research methods and methodologies

1c. Assessing sustainability

2. Education

2a. Provision, quality of and access to education

2b. Educating for sustainability

3. Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

3a. Life on land

3b. Life below water

3c. Ecosystem services

4. Climate Change and Energy

4a. Predictions and responses

4b. Affordable and clean energy

5. Production, Consumption and Innovation

5a. Corporate Sustainability and CSR

5b. Design for sustainability

5c. Circular economy

5d. Value chains and trade

5e. Sustainable consumption and consumers

5f. Food security and agriculture

6. Sustainable Cities and Communities

6a. Urban and regional transformations

6b. Urban and regional resilience

6c. Sustainable Buildings and Construction Technologies

7. Social-economic Aspects of Sustainability

7a. Global inequality and poverty

7b. The future of employment and good work

7c. Sustainable economic models

8. Social Foundations of Sustainability

8a. Gender, inclusivity and human rights

8b. Communication for sustainability

9. Governance, Power and Institutions and Weakness of SDGs

9a. Peace and sustainable development

9b. Collaboration and co-creation for sustainability, SDG initiatives and scale of governance

9c. Public participation and the role of stakeholders

9d. Legal aspects of sustainable development

10. Special Themes

10a. Sustainability and Africa

10b. Sustainable development in Latin America

10c. Quality management and sustainability

10d. Nordic Bioresources and Biorefinery Technology