Themes and Tracks

The conference is organised around the ISDRS core themes and tracks.

You can submit an abstract for an oral presentation in one of the following tracks, as well as an abstract for a poster presentation.

Submissions must be in English, the Conference will be held in this language completely.

Abstracts and papers will be published in proceedings (electronic book with ISBN):

- Book of abstracts  ISBN 978-88-943228-1-1

- Book of papers ISBN 978-88-943228-6-6

Abstracts and Papers will be included in the proceedings only if at least one author has registered and paid the registration fee. One registration (any category) covers maximum two (2) papers. 

ISDRS 2018 Core Themes and Tracks

1. Sustainability and science

1a. Theoretical approaches (sustainability science, resilience, transformations, post-normal science)

1bResearch methods and methodologies (including the role of academia, policy engagement  and inter- as well as transdisciplinarity)

1cAssessing sustainability (indicators and reporting)

2. Education

2aProvision, quality of and access to education

2bEducating for sustainability

3. Biodiversity and ecosystem services

3aLife on land

3bLife below water

3cEcosystem services (definition, measurement, multi-criteria valuation)

4. Climate change & Energy

4aPredictions and responses

4bAffordable and clean energy

5. Production, consumption and innovation

5aCorporate sustainability and CSR

5bDesign for sustainability

5cCircular economy, zero waste & innovation

5dValue chains & trade

5eSustainable consumption and consumers

5fFood security and agriculture

5g. Special Track - Industrial symbiosis, networking and cooperation as part of industrial ecology

6. Sustainable cities and communities

6aLand use and planning

6bUrban and rural development

6cInfrastructure and transportation

6dWater and sanitation

7. Economic aspects of sustainability

7aGlobal in/equality and poverty

7bEmployment and good work

7cSmart, inclusive and green growth  - degrowth and planetary boundaries

8. Social foundations of sustainability 

8aGender, inclusivity & human rights

8bHealth and well-being 

9. Governance, power and institutions and overall weaknesses of the SDG system

9aPeace and security 

9bScale(s) of governance (to include analysis of SDGs as a global scale initiative)

9cPublic participation, role of stakeholders

9dLaw and sustainability

10. African perspectives on governance, partnership and sustainable development