Our Planet suffers from human activities. Scientists know more and more about our environment, about processes, rates of change, new threats and risks. However, the challenges seem to grow quicker than the solutions that can be created. To find the right, feasible and viable solutions to make the transition towards a society that stays within the planetary boundaries, it is needed that scientists, policy makers and to join forces with industry.
This conference aims to focus on finding solutions for the societal issues of our time. TERRAenVISION promotes to exchange scientific research, solutions from industry and insights from policy for interdisciplinary collaboration and networking. To bring scientists and stakeholders that have the same goal, work on the same societal issue, but have different backgrounds. By bringing the people and their knowledge together, we may be able to take the steps towards solutions that can bring our society to a more sustainable situation. In this conference, we want to link to International policies such as the Sustainable Development Goals, the UN Climate conventions, the Green Deal, COP and CAP.
This conference is framed around themes which are connected to the big transitions of our time. Each theme is kicked off by two plenary keynote speeches of 20 min, followed by a discussion. After the plenary session, a range of different parallel sessions will be organised.
We want to stress that this conference is not only for scientists, but also for those people from outside the scientific world working on transitions towards climate mitigation and adaptation, sustainable cities and agriculture and a circular economy with a focus on the sustainable use and management of the natural system.