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Published on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

While the notion of sustainability continues to be associated with the Brundtland Report (1987) and the concept of sustainable development, a community of sustainability researchers and practitioners increasingly seeks to emancipate the concept to be consistent with the knowledge and aspirations of the moment. The enthusiasm and expectations for more sustainability go beyond mere environmental issues. They touch on crucial social issues as well. The symposium papers intends to question the paradigms, models, scenarios and practices that embody sustainability. One may wonder what meaning should be given to the very idea of sustainability and the representations it conveys. 

Announcement

Argument

While the notion of sustainability continues to be associated with the Brundtland Report (1987) and the concept of sustainable development, a community of sustainability researchers and practitioners increasingly seeks to emancipate the concept to be consistent with the knowledge and aspirations of the moment. The enthusiasm and expectations for more sustainability go beyond mere environmental issues. They touch on crucial social issues as well. Indeed, if reducing our ecological footprint is a necessity, the prerequisite of reduced consumption is associated with other social objectives. Some of those objectives claim a certain legitimacy, for instance the prominent Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Eradication of poverty and inequality, universal access to education, electricity and water should not be treated as mere political goals, but as urgent demands from the world's citizens. The recent Yellow Vests movement in France is just one example of what citizens demand today: less inequality and more participatory democracy to solve social problems. Academics as well as practitioners should refuse compromises and possible cover-ups that originate from a weak sustainability paradigm, for example green growth and decoupling. The symposium papers intends to question the paradigms, models, scenarios and practices that embody sustainability. One may wonder what meaning should be given to the very idea of sustainability and the representations it conveys.

Programme

Wednesday December 4th

  • 9:30 – Registration.
  • 10:15 – Welcome message.

10:30 to 12:00 – Key Note Speakers. ENGLISH / french translation

  • Ecological Economics : interdependence and coevolution between human society and ecosystems, by Robert CONSTANZA - Australian National University (Australia).
  • System Dynamics, Education learning, food and socio-ecological systems, by Birgit KOPAINSKY University of Bergen (Norway) & ETH Zurich (Switzerland).

12:00 – Lunch.

1:30 PM to 3:30 PM – In parallel, two conferences and a round-table.

CONFERENCE 1 Paradigms for strong sustainability

ENGLISH French translation

AMPHI 215

  • Economics, democracy and sustainability of the Anthropocene. A dialectic investigation on the paradigms of environmental and ecologic political economy.Pietro Beltramello (University of Padua, Italy).
  • Redefining sustainability in the Anthropocene. A complexity-based paradigm for responsible research and regenerative economics. Anne Snick (SAPIIR, Belgium, Club of Rome).
  • Deliberation : a new economic paradigm for a more democratic, inclusive and ecological society ? Eric Dacheux, Daniel Goujon (UCA, Communication et Société, France).
  • The strange case of the missing State : why strong sustainability can never be achieved without a compelling new vision for the role and ethic of State power. Martin Hensher (Deakin University, Burwood, Australia).
  • Towards “sustainable wellbeing” : advances in contemporary concepts.Tadhg O'Mahony  (University of Turku, FFRC, Finland).

CONFERENCE A. Climate change & strong sustainability

Only in ENGLISH

AMPHI 230

  • Climate Policies and future scenarios for Europe. Fabien Ramos (DG Climate, Europe).
  • Climate Change Vulnerability Index : A Practical Tool for Regional Planning and Development to Achieve Sustainability. Manoranjan Ghosh (IIT Kharagpur, India).
  • Cooperation in an age of emergency ? Climate action as the catalyst for rapid transition towards strong sustainability.Steven R. Smith, Ian Christie (Centre for Environment and Sustainability, CES, UK). 
  • Climate change is not the problem, the problems are our economic system and the demography : Manifesto for strong sustainability.Arnaud Diemer (UCA, ERASME, CERDI, France).
  • When does it pay to be adapted to climate change ?Nicolas Baelen (Ecole Universitaire de Management, CLERMA, Clermont-Ferrand, France).

ROUND-TABLE Paysages &  biodiversité Only in FRENCH

SALLE 320

Les acteurs parties prenantes de projets visant à préserver les paysages et la biodiversité échangeront sur le croisement de leurs compétences et son impact en matière de durabilité, ainsi que sur les ingrédients d’une synergie de compétences réussie.

3:30 PM – Break.

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM – In parallel, two workshops and a round-table :

WORKSHOP 1 Sustainable Development Goals & strong durability

ENGLISH

French translation

AMPHI 215

  • Achieving SDG-Effective Aid : How does Aid Impact Water and Sustainable Development Outcomes in Fragile States ?Carlos Zepeda (School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, UK).
  • Assessment of linkages between mitigation interventions and SDGs : evidences from Indian agriculture. Shreya Some (Jadavpur University, India).

WORKSHOP 2 Europe & strong durability

Only in ENGLISH

AMPHI 230

  • Economic Complexity as a factor of regional sustainability during economic crisis. Konstantin Grasmik, Giancarlo Coro (Ca'Foscary University, Italy).
  • Financing Sustainability at EU level : state of play and key challenges. Michele Alessandrini, Pietro Celotti, François Levarlet (T33, Italy).

ROUND-TABLE Territoires & villes durables

Only in FRENCH

SALLE 320

Des acteurs parties prenantes de projets en faveur des territoires et villes durables échangeront sur le croisement de leurs compétences et son impact en matière de durabilité, ainsi que sur les ingrédients d’une synergie de compétences réussie.

7:30 PM to 10:30 PM : dinner at Fred And Nath Restaurant, 32 rue Drelon in Clermont-Ferrand.

Thursday December 5th

8:45 to 10:15 – Three lectures. ENGLISH / french translation

  • Transdisciplinarity, by Basarab Nicolescu - CNRS, CIRET.
  • Sustainable cities, by Joyetta GUPTA – Amsterdam University.
  • The collapse of societies, by Joseph TAINTER - Utah State University.

10:15 – Small break.

10:30 to 12:30 – In parallel, two conferences and one “Atelier-débat”.

CONFERENCE 2 Finance & Corporate Sustainability

ENGLISH

French translation

AMPHI 215

  • Socially responsible indices : What contribution for sustainability ? Abdelbari El Khamlichi  (UCA, CleRMa, France ; Université Chouaib Doukkali, ENCG, Morocco).
  • Financing pensions in a degrowing economy : an exploration with a post-Keynesian SFC model. Antoine Monserand (CEPN, Paris 13, France).
  • Financing Sustainability at EU level : state of play and key challenges. Michele Alessandrini, Pietro Celotti, François Levarlet (T33, Italy).
  • Parametric index insurance in developing countries : a reflection on the estimation of the risk. Marie-Eliette Dury, Bing Xiao (UCA, CERDI, France).
  • The Tyranny of Tensions in Corporate Sustainability. Gerard Farias (Silberman College of Business, Fairleigh Dickinson University, USA), Christine Farias (Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York, BMCC, CUNY, USA).
  • Sustainability through Corporate Social Responsibility contribution by Oil and Gas Industrial Cluster : the Case of Dadu. Sindh, Pakistan, Maryam Kalhoro (Sindh University Campus Larkana, Sindh, Pakistan.

CONFERENCE B Sustainable consumption

Only in ENGLISH

AMPHI 230

  • Sustainable consumption on the crossroad between individual and social preferences - the chances of the concept of identity. Anna Horodecka (Warsaw School of Economics, Poland).
  • Leap in structural change only ensure sustainability. Sureh Suresh Gautam (Tribhuvan University ; Kathmandu, Népal).
  • Transition through “sustainable wellbeing”, an approach to overcome what consumes us. Tadhg O'mahony, Jyrki Luukkannen, (University of Turku, FFRC, Finland).
  • Economic behavior and environmental equilibrium : analysis from game theory. David Perez-Rebolledo, Katia Romero-Leon (Lomas del Estadio S/N, Col. Zona Universitaria, Facultad de Economía, Veracruz, México - Mexique.
  • Evaluation of a political socialization strategy within family communities, from a governance and sustainability approach, with an educational nature. Enrique Manero Moreno (Manero Design, Mexico).
  • Critical sustainabilities : theorizing from below.Manisha Anantharaman (Saint Mary's College of California, USA).

ATELIER-DÉBAT 3 Innovations sociales

Only in FRENCH

SALLE 320

  • La recherche-action socialement innovante et ses conséquences épistémologiques. Frank Moulaert (Université de Louvain, Belgique).

12:30 – Lunch.

2:00 PM to 3:30 PM – In parallel, two workshops-debates and a round-table.

WORKSHOP 4 Developing Countries & strong durability

ENGLISH

French translation

AMPHI 215

  • Design test sustainable socio-economic development for developing countries. Abdessamad Ouchen (ENCG, Fès Université Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah Fès, LAMAFAO, Morocco).
  • Tax revenues and social protection financing in African and Latin American Countries. Afrika Ndongozi-Nsabimana (CERDI, UCA, France).
  • Ecological socio-economics and ecodevelopment: Congruences and complementarities. Catherine Figuière, Renaud Metereau (CREG, Université de Grenoble).

WORKSHOP 5 In a relativistic world, strong sustainability has no sense !

Only in ENGLISH

AMPHI 230

  • Philosophical explorations and debate about the implications of postmodernism on the reality of the sustainability challenge and the need for realist standpoints.

Hots : David Collste (Stockholm Resilience Center, Sweden; ERASME) et Jenneth Parker (Schumacher Institute, UK).

ROUND-TABLE Économie circulaire

Only in FRENCH

SALLE 320

Des acteurs parties prenantes de projets d’économie circulaire échangeront sur le croisement de leurs compétences et son impact en matière de durabilité, ainsi que sur les ingrédients d’une synergie de compétences réussie.

3:30 PM – Break

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM – In parallel, two conferences and a round-table.

CONFERENCE 3 Sustainable food systems

ENGLISH

French translation

AMPHI 215

  • Towards Sustainable Food Production Systems in Qatar : Assessment of the viability of Aquaponics. Sana Abusin, Brian Washington (Qatar University, Qatar).
  • Social movements and the right to access. The perspective of food sovereignty on the sustainable development. Pierre-Mathieu Le Bel, Paulo Moruzzi Marques, Manuela Maluf Santos, Roberta Moraes Curan, Vitória Oliveira Pereira de Souza Leao (IRSTEA, France).
  • Intelligent Local Food System (SALi) : a new conceptual model for a system integrated urban food based on optimization and metabolic intelligence. Huda Saci, Ewa  Berezowska-Azzag  (Ecole  Polytechnique  d’Architecture  et d’Urbanisme  (EPAU), Algeria.
  • The degradation of sustainability of food systems by ultra-processed foods : the 3V rules to counteract it. Anthony Fardet, Edmond Rock (INRA Clermont Ferrand, France).
  • Global phosphorus supply chain : the urgency to close the loop now. Claudiu Nedelciu, Kristin Vala Ragnarsdottir, Ingrid Stjernquist (University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland; Stockholm University, Sweden).
  • What complementary contributions of different evaluative approaches (dimensions, properties) in terms of strong sustainability ? Contribution of the IDEA4 method to the assessment of farm sustainability. Adeline Alonso Ugaglia, Frédéric Zahm, Bernard Del'homme, Sydney Girard, (IRSTEA, Cestas, France)

CONFERENCE C

Sustainable Evaluation & Indicators

Only in ENGLISH AMPHI 230

  • The Sustainability Gap : An environmental index of strong sustainability. Arkaitz Usubiaga-Liaño, Paul Ekins (University College London, England).
  • Frontrunners and laggards : how fast are the EU and its Member States moving towards the Sustainable Development Goals ? Markus Hametner, Mariia Kostetckaia (Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria).
  • How to assess sustainability : examples and challenges from the EU cohesion policies. Gaia Galassi, Andrea Gramillano, François Levarlet (T33, Italy).
  • The issue of assessing the sustainability of public policies in terms of in waste management in Algeria, Study applied to PROGDEM. Souhila Belkis, Belaid Abrika (Université Mouloud Mammeri, Algeria)
  • Critical Natural Resources : Challenging the Current (Weak Sustainability) Discourse and Proposal for a Holistic Definition. Marie Schellens, Johanna Gisladottir (Stockholm University, Sweden, University of Iceland, Iceland).

ROUND-TABLE Agriculture & alimentation

Only in FRENCH

SALLE 320

Des acteurs parties prenantes du Projet Alimentaire Territorial du Grand Clermont échangeront sur le croisement de leurs compétences et son impact en matière de durabilité, ainsi que sur les ingrédients d’une synergie de compétences réussie.

7:00 PM to 8:30 – Reception at the town hall, presentation of two awards to researchers.

9:00 PM to 11:00 PM – Dinner at Fred and Nathalie Restaurant,

32 rue Drelon in Clermont-Ferrand.

Friday December 6th

8:45 to 10:15 – Two conferences.ENGLISH / french translation

  • Energy Systems and Collective Actions Initiatives, by Valeria SCHWANITZ - Western Norway University.
  • Villes durables, by Paul JAMES - Western Sydney University.

10:15 – Break.

10:30 to 12:30 – In parallel, two conferences and a round-table.

CONFERENCE 4 From biodiversity Conservation to bioeconomics

ENGLISH

French translation 

AMPHI 215

  • The Management of National Parks : Sustainability, challenges and constraints : Case of Djurdjura National Park (PND). Fatima Debiane, Mohamed Dahmani (University of Mouloud Mammeri, Algeria)
  • The microbial world : an unknown diversity of living beings essential for human, animal and plant life and sustainable development. Gérard Fonty (GREFFE, France).
  • Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen's bioeconomics and the Anthropocene : Some perspectives for the sustainability of economic processes facing planetary boundaries. Sylvie Ferrari (University of Bordeaux, Gretha, France).
  • Industrial symbiosis, a circular bioeconomy strategy : the sugar beet case study at the Bazancourt-Pomacle Platform. Manuel Morales (Neoma Business School, Reims, France).
  • The bio-based economy from a strong sustainability perspective. Therese Bennich, Salim Belyazid  (Stockholm University, Sweden).

CONFERENCE D Local Collective action for sustainability

Only in ENGLISH

AMPHI 230

  • Collective Action Initiatives in the Energy Transition. Supporters of a strong sustainability paradigm ? Alessandro Sciullo, Osman Arrobbio Dario Padovan (Universita di Torino, Italy), et al.
  • Ecological and local markets as cooperative strategies to achieve sustainable consumption. Mariana Montano-Ortiz, Katia Romero-Leon, David Perez-Rebolledo (Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico).
  • Who participates in and drives collective action initiatives for a low carbon energy transition ? Statistical evidence from Europe. August Wierling, Valeria Jana Schwanitz, Jan Pedro Zeiss (Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway) et al.
  • Social and Solidarity Economy organizations as Bio-economic Systems ? Insights from the case-study of the “Association Sahel Vert”. Pietro Beltramello (University of Hohenheim, Germany).

ROUND-TABLE Mobilités durables

Only in FRENCH

SALLE 320

Des acteurs parties prenantes du Projet Alimentaire Territorial du Grand Clermont échangeront sur le croisement de leurs compétences et son impact en matière de durabilité, ainsi que sur les ingrédients d’une synergie de compétences réussie.

12:30 to 2:00 PM – Lunch.

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM – in parallel, two conferences and a round-table.

CONFERENCE 5 Pathways of Transformation

ENGLISH

French translation

AMPHI 215

  • Quantum Theory as a source of insights to foster deep socio-ecological transformations toward strong transdisciplinarity. Potentialities, pitfalls and a possible way forward.Cyrille Rigolot (AgroPArisTech – VetAgro Sup, Territoires, France).
  • Three Horizons for the Sustainable Development Goals : A Cross-scale Participatory Approach for Transformative Pathways. David Collste, Ana Paula Aguiar, Zuzana Harmackova  (Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden).
  • Causal network analysis for natural resource conflicts.Marie Schellens, Lucas Dawson (ERD, Natgeo, Stockholm University, Sweden).
  • Please, cover these differences, which I cannot see ? Explain the incommensurability for discuss the development sustainable behaviour of the territories. Sandrine Allain, Nicolas Salliou (Université de Toulouse, AGIR, France; PLUS, Zurich, Switzerland).
  • Index of Cashless Transaction.Sancharita Datta (Jadavpur University, India).

CONFERENCE E Education for strong Sustainability

Only in ENGLISH

AMPHI 230

  • Service Learning for the Achievement of the Education for Sustainable Development : Analysis of educational contexts and case studies in Japan and Malaysia. Ryohei Kageura, Ryo Tatsumi (Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Japan).
  • How to endorse university students with sustainable development related skills ? A Sectoral Development Model for Higher Education. Pinar Ozuyar (Istinye University, Istanbul, United Nations Program Deputy).
  • Rethinking Education in Africa, a Paradigm for Education for Sustainability. Joseph Tembo (Ministry of General Education, Zambia).

ROUND-TABLE

Only in ENGLISH

SALLE 320

  • Industrial Symbiosis Project (H2020).

 4:00 PM – Break. 

4:30 PM to 5:30 PM – Closing panel.

Communicating Sustainability challenges. Panellists : Hildred CRILL, Stockholm University.

5:30 PM to 5:45 PM – Closing words.

7:00 PM to 10:30 PM – Cocktail and aperitif at the Brasserie du Jardin, 55 avenue François Mitterrand in Clermont-Ferrand.

Places

  • Amphi MSH - MSH 4 rue Ledru
    Clermont-Ferrand, France (63)

Date(s)

  • Wednesday, December 04, 2019
  • Thursday, December 05, 2019
  • Friday, December 06, 2019

Keywords

  • biodiversity, climate, energy, développement durable,

Contact(s)

  • Arnaud Diemer
    courriel : arnaud [dot] diemer [at] uca [dot] fr
  • Andréas FARINA
    courriel : andreas [dot] farina [at] uca [dot] fr

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Arnaud Diemer
    courriel : arnaud [dot] diemer [at] uca [dot] fr

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