19 – 21 June 2013, “Transformation in a Changing Climate”, Oslo, Norway
The aim of this conference is to bring together diverse perspectives on transformation, and to generate cutting-edge discussions on deliberate, ethical and sustainable transformation in response to the complex global challenges associated with climate change. The conference will hold a wide range of activities and events. Including a combination of both conventional and unconventional conference features, where each part of the program is carefully tailored to conference objectives, particularly the need for transdisciplinary dialogue.
“The idea of transformation is utopian, allowing us to envisage radical changes for a more sustainable and peaceful world. Utopian visions are important – if we can’t at least imagine a better world then we certainly can’t make it happen. The challenge for researchers is to build theories about transformation based on knowledge and evidence of how dramatic change has happened in the past” explains Jon Barnett, professor and Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the Department of Resource Management and Geography at Melbourne University.