International Sustainability Transitions Conference 2023


The conference is organized by the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University. In the face of climate change, resource scarcity and biodiversity loss, we need fundamental changes in the provision of energy, mobility, housing, water, food and healthcare. The current technologies and institutions in all these domains are unsustainable, yet persistent. Combing natural and social science, Copernicus researchers analyse sustainability transitions in a multi-scalar ways (local, national, and global) and emphasize the role of innovation and governance. Next to new knowledge and insights, we develop tools and instruments to support multi-stakeholder policy processes and societal debates.

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The IST conference is hosted as part of the Sustainability Transitions Research Network (STRN). The IST conference also hosts an early career network event with the help of the Network for Early career researchers in Sustainability Transitions (NEST).