The 3rd PhD Conference on Sustainable Development - Acceleration of progress
New ideas and research are needed to identify and solve complex societal challenges. The PhD conference is an opportunity to encourage interdisciplinary cooperation in order to further academic research on all aspects of sustainability. Welcome to the 3rd PhD Conference on Sustainable Development!
The PhD Conference on Sustainable Development will showcase ongoing research on sustainable development and provide a networking opportunity for PhD students with similar interests across Lund University. We will provide meeting space on campus at the Department of Political Science with opportunities for conference participants to meet, network, and exhibit their work, performance or poster. We will not provide hybrid solutions.
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3rd PhD Conference on Sustainable Development Programme - sustainability.lu.se
Acceleration of progress
The year of 2023 marks the mid-point of implementing the 2030 Agenda, which is based on 17 Sustainable Development Goals that include ending poverty, reducing inequality and tackling climate change. Early efforts after the SDGs were adopted produced some favourable trends. In the past three years, however, disasters such as the COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine and climate-related disasters have veered many of the goals off-track. Therefore, an acceleration of progress was called for at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in July 2022.
Science, technology and innovation are seen by the United Nations as important in order to confront crises in transformative ways and it should be encouraged to remove barriers that prevent creative solutions across disciplines. And this is something that the Lund University Agenda 2030 Graduate School want to further promote on a local scale. Acceleration of progress is essential in all disciplines to reach sustainable development, whether it is law, social science, medicine or art.
The conference aims to showcase ongoing research and offer a networking opportunity for PhDs with similar interests in sustainable development from the whole of Lund University. It will be a space to meet and share ideas and research, and hopefully strengthen existing as well as generate future cooperation across disciplines, departments and faculties.
All PhD students at Lund University interested in sustainable development, the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are welcome to participate with or without submissions. There is no conference fee.