SUSTEX 2020 – Call for Papers

SUSTEX 2020 dates have been announced for 15-17 April. The 2nd SUSTEX International Summit at Texas A&M University – Central Texas focuses on United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and invites contributions about the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of the SDGs. With the rollout of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, our universitiesContinue reading “SUSTEX 2020 – Call for Papers”

IPBES e-Conference: Transformative Change Assessment

IPBES, the inter-governmental science-policy platform on biodiversity and ecosystem services, are organising an e-Conference on 9-11 October. Its purpose is to seek the broadest possible input (scientists and other knowledge holders, representatives of Governments, and of institutions and organisations, etc.), at this very initial phase in the production of an IPBES assessment, to define theContinue reading “IPBES e-Conference: Transformative Change Assessment”

Does the Nobel Economics Prize promote the economic thinking we need to meet the challenges of the 21st century?

This post is provided by OPEN Fellow, Henry Leveson-Gower, who is Founder and CEO of Promoting Economic Pluralism, a growing movement of progressive, pluralist economists from across academia, government, industry and civil society, campaigning for fresh economic thinking for the 21st century.   Dear OPEN colleagues, In October, the Nobel Prize in Economics will celebrateContinue reading “Does the Nobel Economics Prize promote the economic thinking we need to meet the challenges of the 21st century?”

Songs of Hope For The Planet

by Tony Cooke, CEO, One Planet Education Networks Here’s a little something uplifting for the weekend. Recently, I had the great pleasure of being in the audience for TEDxExeter and got to see Chris and Harry, fresh from the Edinburgh Festival, perform a couple of ‘Songs of Hope For The Planet’. They’re now available onContinue reading “Songs of Hope For The Planet”

The New Political Story That Could Change Everything

To get out of the mess we’re in, we need a new story that explains the present and guides the future, says author George Monbiot. Drawing on findings from psychology, neuroscience and evolutionary biology, he offers a new vision for society built around our fundamental capacity for altruism and cooperation. This contagiously optimistic talk willContinue reading “The New Political Story That Could Change Everything”

Scotland’s First Minister speaks out on Wellbeing Economy in new TED Talk

In 2018, Scotland, Iceland and New Zealand established the network of Wellbeing Economy Governments (WEGo) to challenge the acceptance of GDP as the ultimate measure of a country’s success. In this visionary talk, First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon explains the far-reaching implications of a “well-being economy” — which places factors like equal pay, childcare, mentalContinue reading “Scotland’s First Minister speaks out on Wellbeing Economy in new TED Talk”

Earth Overshoot Day 29 July 2019

A couple of days ago on 29 July was 2019’s Earth Overshoot Day, marking the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year. We maintain this deficit by liquidating stocks of ecological resources and accumulating waste, primarily carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. EarthContinue reading “Earth Overshoot Day 29 July 2019”

2019 Global Gathering of PRME Community

This post was first published on Jonkoping University’s website.  2019 Global Gathering of PRME Community RMER – Responsible Management Education Research Multistakeholder Engagement for Agenda 2030 30 September – 3 October 2019 Hosted by Jönköping International Business School Sponsored by Jönköping International Business School and the Municipality of Jönköping Take advantage of our early bird registrationContinue reading “2019 Global Gathering of PRME Community”

Coping with Eco-Anxiety: A light in the Darkness

This article was originally published in the July/August edition of IEMA’s Transform magazine.   4 July 2019 Dr Jan Maskell considers eco-anxiety within the sustainability profession, and how we can build up our resilience to feelings of environmental doom. We all feel anxiety – we have evolved to feel it in response to dangerous situations,Continue reading “Coping with Eco-Anxiety: A light in the Darkness”

Opportunity: Research Chair, Transition to Sustainability

We are pleased to share information on the following opportunity at The King’s University, Canada. We understand that the original application deadline of 31st May 2019 has been extended to widen the search for potential candidates. The King’s University invites applications from qualified scholars for nomination to a Tier II Canada Research Chair tenure-track faculty position. CandidatesContinue reading “Opportunity: Research Chair, Transition to Sustainability”