Contributions from science to policy making and implementation

8th International Conference on Sustainability Science (ICSS 2022)

Biodiversity as a source of solutions to sustainability challenges in urban, peri-urban and rural areas

18 January - 20 January, 2022

About

The contribution of biodiversity to human societies has been recognized amidst the current massive biodiversity degradation and loss across the globe. However, the role biodiversity-based innovations and solutions has sometimes been overlooked in the sustainability debates. Innovative biodiversity-based practices may enable transformative societal change and address pressing sustainability challenges. Such innovations can provide the basis of various nature-based solutions, have significant insurance value, and reduce the substantial risks from climate and environmental change. Such solutions can play a major role in reconnecting urban, peri-urban and rural areas, and involve various stakeholders, business, investors, and civil society. Such solutions would be instrumental in achieving the SDGs and a world in harmony with nature.

The 8th International Conference on Sustainability Science (ICSS2022) will facilitate creative discussions between academics, policy-makers and practitioners on how biodiversity-based solutions can contribute to sustainable development. As such the outcomes of the conference are expected to feed into the current international discourse of the post-2020 agenda on biodiversity.

Agenda

All times mentioned below are in Montreal, QC, Canada (GMT-4) timezone.