The 16th International Conference organised by Finland Futures Research Centre will deal with the different dimensions of Sustainable Futures in a Changing Climate. The conference will bring together the best experts from the fields of Futures Studies, Climate Change and Sustainable Development and enhance interaction and cooperation between the scientific community, policymakers and representatives of companies. By developing images of alternative futures, the goal of the conference is to present current academic research and give new viewpoints and novel ideas to decision-makers to assist them towards more feasible decisions for sustainable development.

Topics of interest include:

  • Sustainable low-carbon futures
  • Goals and objectives for sustainable development
  • Measuring sustainable development
  • Beyond conventional growth paradigms: Neo-growth, green growth and de-growth
  • Transformations, transitions & sustainability pathways
  • Eco-innovations and clean tech
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Climate change mitigation
  • Climate governance and changing north-south dynamics
  • National and regional climate policies
  • Alternative energy futures
  • Futures studies methodologies

Important dates:

  • Deadline for working group proposal (extended) : October 31, 2013
  • Deadline for abstracts: December 16, 2013
  • Notification of acceptance: January 30, 2014
  • Deadline for full papers: May 5, 2014

For more information see the conference’s website.