Anthropogenic climate change, biodiversity loss, and the global crisis of food systems are among the most demanding challenges for the integrity of ecosystems and social systems alike. Profound collective efforts toward an energy and land transition are vital to sustain and enhance (human) well-being. By nature, viable solutions to environmental problems require interdisciplinary research encompassing different perspectives that are essential to evaluate the potentials and challenges associated with proposed solutions. Hence, the various disciplines within the social sciences can gain further insight by incorporating the diverse perspectives and approaches of the different fields.
Drawing on the successful initial symposium held at the University of Bern in August 2020, we invite you to join the 2nd meeting on “Environmental Social Sciences: Challenges and Solutions for Sustainable Development”. We want to create and continue an international forum for analytical-empirical environmental social scientists to foster interdisciplinary exchange and collaboration, especially among young scholars. The aim is to harvest the synergies between the social sciences for fruitful interdisciplinary research that the solution of environmental problems demands.
This workshop has been organised by Tobias Rüttenauer and Sebastian Mader (University of Bern).