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International Seminar on Environment and Society

Current challenges and pathways to change

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Published on Friday, November 15, 2019 by Anastasia Giardinelli

Summary

The Environment and Society Section of the Portuguese Association of Sociology, in collaboration with the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon, and the PhD program in Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies, organizes its first International Seminar, under the motto: Current Challenges and Pathways to Change.

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The Environment and Society Section of the Portuguese Association of Sociology, in collaboration with the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon, and the PhD program in Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies, organizes its first International Seminar, under the motto: Current Challenges and Pathways to Change.

Confirmed keynote speakers are Alan Irwin (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark), Luísa Schmidt (Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal), Matthias Gross (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ and University of Jena, Germany) and Noel Castree (University of Manchester, United Kingdom).

As the interactions between environment and society become more and more complex, there is a greater need for critical analysis of the current challenges and pathways to change. This two-day seminar aims at bringing together scholars whose work engages with the cross-disciplinary field of society-environmental relations. The goal is to share and debate new insights on the issues that result from the complexity of the interactions within society, and between society and nature. Therefore, the seminar will cover reflections from multiple origins that, together, allow a more integrated understanding of environmental problems and dilemmas in today's societies. In such perspective, approaches based on systemic views of nature and sustainability are welcome.

We invite contributions to topics including, but not limited to:

  • Social and environmental theories;
  • New trends in research methodologies;
  • Production, consumption and sustainability;
  • Ecological attitudes and values;
  • Social practices, change, environment and sustainability;
  • Environmental and technological risk;
  • Science, technology and uncertainty;
  • Representations, narratives and discourses;
  • Social movements and environmental conflicts;
  • Environmental justice, inequality and intersectionality;
  • Environmental democracy, governance and participation for sustainability;
  • De-growth, sustainable development and 2030 Agenda;
  • Environmental policies, planning and sustainability;
  • Energy transition and society;
  • Climate change and global change;
  • Human-animal relations;
  • Environmental disasters, nature and society;
  • Territory, space and environment.

All interested researchers are invited to submit theoretical and empirical contributions on these or related topics. Interested researchers may submit abstracts for papers to be presented in thematic sessions or propose the organization of a panel with 3 to 4 presenters on a specific topic.

Abstracts should be up to 300 words and must be accompanied by:

  • name(s) of the author(s)
  • affiliation(s)
  • email(s)

Panel proposals (90-minute time slots) must include three to four presenters, and:

  • abstract of the panel (up to 300 words)
  • abstracts of three to four presentations (up to 300 words each)
  • names of chair and each panelist
  • affiliations
  • emails

Submission Guidelines

Abstracts and panel proposals must be submitted, either in English or Portuguese, until December 8, 2019. After abstract evaluation, participants will be informed about the acceptance of their contribution no later than December 17, 2019.

More information at https://ambiente68.wixsite.com/environment-society or by the email ambiente@aps.pt.

Scientific committee

  • Ana Horta – Instituto de Ciências Sociais, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Elisabete Figueiredo – Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
  • João Guerra – Instituto de Ciências Sociais, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Places

  • Instituto de Ciências Sociais, Universidade de Lisboa - Av. Prof. Aníbal de Bettencourt, 9
    Lisbon, Portugal (1600-189)

Date(s)

  • Sunday, December 08, 2019

Keywords

  • ambiente, sociologia do ambiente, sustentabilidade, transição energética, alterações climáticas, consumo, risco

Contact(s)

  • Ana Horta
    courriel : ambiente [at] aps [dot] pt

Information source

  • Ana Horta
    courriel : ambiente [at] aps [dot] pt

To cite this announcement

« International Seminar on Environment and Society », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Friday, November 15, 2019, https://calenda.org/699987

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