Fourteenth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability, The Cairns Institute, James Cook University, Cairns, Australia
Fourteenth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability, The Cairns Institute, James Cook University, Cairns, Australia
Fourteenth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability, The Cairns Institute, James Cook University, Cairns, Australia
Fourteenth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability, The Cairns Institute, James Cook University, Cairns, Australia
Focussed Discussions, Fourteenth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability, The Cairns Institute, James Cook University, Cairns, Australia

Fourteenth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability

  • 2018 Special Focus: Forging Solidarity—Collective Sustainability Solutions in a Fragmenting World
  • 17–19 January 2018
  • The Cairns Institute, James Cook University, Cairns, Australia

At a Glance...

3

Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.

140+

Delegates from all over the world who attended the Fourteenth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability.

26

Countries represented.

2018 Special Focus: Forging Solidarity: Collective Sustainability Solutions in a Fragmenting World

Three key global megatrends appear to be shaping the twenty-first century. The first is the changing face of international terrorism and the reactions that are made in response to it. The second is growing economic inequality, both within and between countries. The third is global environmental degradation, and in particular climate change. The challenge of those who care for the future of the planet and who see environmental challenges climate change as the most pressing problems we face is that the first two megatrands are dominating political conversations. The faultline between radical Islamic terrorism and some western governments has, to a large extent, dominated the first two decades of the century. And popular resentment at growing inequality was a factor in both the 2016 Brexit vote in the United Kingdom and the election the same year of Trump as president. This suggests that inequities between generations cannot be properly addressed until inequities within the present generation are tackled. A further complicating factor is that all three of these global megatrends are contributing, in different ways and to different degrees, to increased migration from the global North to the global South. How, therefore, amidst fragmenting social, economic, political and demographic trends can we generate the global forms of solidarity necessary to tackle the increasingly urgent intergenerational challenges we face? This is the question that will be considered by the 14th International Conference on Environmental Cultural Economic and Social Sustainability.

Conference Co-Chairs

David Humphreys

David Humphreys

Professor of Environmental Policy, The Open University, United Kingdom

Stewart Lockie

Stewart Lockie

Distinguished Professor and Director, The Cairns Institute, James Cook University, Australia

Plenary Speakers

The Fourteenth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability featured plenary sessions by some of the world’s leading thinkers and innovators in the field.

Lorraine Elliott

Lorraine Elliott

Professor of International Relations & ANU Public Policy Fellow, The Australian National University, Australia

Stewart Lockie

Stewart Lockie

Distinguished Professor and Director, The Cairns Institute, James Cook University, Australia

Gerry Turpin

Gerry Turpin

Ethnobotanist, James Cook University, Cairns, Australia

Emerging Scholar Awardees

For each conference, a small number of Emerging Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students and emerging scholars who have an academic interest in the conference area. The Award, with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for early career academics. The 2018 Emerging Scholar Awardees are listed below.

Aaron Grinter

Aaron Grinter

Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia

Claudia Munera

Claudia Munera

Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Dwi Amalia Sari

Dwi Amalia Sari

James Cook University, Cairns, Australia

Amrit Imi Dencer-Brown

Amrit Imi Dencer-Brown

Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand

Robert Parker, PhD

Robert Parker, PhD

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Shawna Weaver

Shawna Weaver

College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, USA

John Ryan, PhD

John Ryan, PhD

University of New England, New South Wales, Australia

Sven Borén

Sven Borén

Blekinge Tekniska Högskolan, Karlskrona, Sweden

Conference Partner

Virtual Presentations

Virtual Posters

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Lightning Talks

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