What Will It Take to Transition to a Sustainable Future?


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Solutions to the critical and complex challenges of sustainability (such as deep decarbonization, food sufficiency, and equitable water and energy access) demand collaborations between universities, businesses, government, and civil society.

In this CSPO open workshop, five academic leaders from ASU and The Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Germany will propose questions, issues, and strategies for collaborative efforts to forge transitions to sustainability. Intensive discussion will follow, where workshop attendees are invited to bring the perspectives of their own institutions and experiences to engage and critique these ideas.  The outcome of our deliberation will provide valuable input to the Global Sustainability Strategy Forum for further development of strategies for fostering transformation to a just and equitable sustainable society.

Conveners and Speakers:
**Sander van der Leeuw, Professor, Arizona State University, USA
**Ilan Chabay, Professor, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), Potsdam, Germany and Arizona State University, USA
**Peter Schlosser, Professor and Vice President, Arizona State University, USA
**Ortwin Renn, Professor and Scientific Director, IASS Potsdam, Germany (by video link)
**Solène Droy. GSSF Project Manager, IASS Potsdam, Germany (by video link)

Location

ASU Barrett & O’Connor Center
1800 "I" Street, NW 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20006

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