Advancing the Research and Policy Agendas on Sustainable Energy and the Environment
The objective of this year's conference is to advance research and policy agendas on sustainable energy and the environment. Moreover, the conference is expected to be a forum for the presentation of most recent research, to initiate interdisciplinary cooperation, and to intensify and expand the MILEN international network.
The conference is intended to take place over two full days at the University of Oslo. There will be three keynote addresses, various plenary and parallels sessions, as well as a multitude of possibilities for informal discussion. For the conference around 100 participant and 40-50 papers are expected being selected according to the submitted abstracts.
Themes and issues of the conference and papers:
- Transforming Practices: How could a transformation of practices in households and business, among researches and policy makers, as well as in society as a whole in terms of a lower energy use and lower environmental impacts can be achieved, and what are cases or examples of a successful transformation of such practices?
- Implementing Technologies: What are the scientific, political, economic, environmental and societal challenges associated with the implementation of sustainable energy technologies such as renewable energy technologies, carbon storage and end-use technologies?
- Stimulating Natural and Social Science Interaction on Innovative Policy: What characterizes successful interdisciplinary cooperation between natural scientists and social scientists? How can interdisciplinary research generate synergy and new perspectives and/or new policy frameworks or instruments such as critical environmental loads, carbon taxes and green certificates? Papers should take up either ideas or cases (examples) which illustrate how natural and social science can work together to contribute to the development of more effective policies in the domains of sustainable energy, climate change and the resolution other critical environmental challenges.
More information is available at the conference website.