The role of climate change centres and sustainability centres in fostering a more sustainable world
Over the past 20 years, efforts to handle climate change and implement csustainable development across a wide range of subjects and disciplines, and by means of research projects, events and practical initiatives, have been driven by centres devoted to this topic. Regardless of their formal title, many climate change and sustainable development centres have been playing a key role in fostering the case of climate change and sustainable development. But despite the importance of their work, climate change and sustainable development centres often operate in an isolated manner, with few opportunities being provided to them to meet, discuss common interest and seek synergies. Yet, much could be gained if centres working on matters related to climate change and sustainable development in both industrialised and developing nations, could come together.
Against this background, the International Climate Change Information and Research Programme (ICCIRP), the European School of Sustainability Science and Research (ESSSR), the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme and the UK Consortium for Sustainability Research (UK-CSR) are organising the World Symposium of Climate Change and Sustainable Development Centres: the role of climate change and sustainability centres in fostering a more sustainable world. It will be held in Hamburg, Germany, on 29th-30th June 2023.