22nd-24th August 2022

1st LATIN AMERICAN SYMPOSIUM ON SUSTAINABILITY

Curitiba - Brazil

Sustainability was in a way already discussed some centuries ago. In the 70's the term gained relevance after many environmental disasters that occurred worldwide. International organizations and scientists started discussing the topic as a way to determine opportunities for a sustainable world and identify barriers that prevented communities around the world to achieve a more sustainable way of life.

Thirty years after the Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit (1992), research in the field is growing every year, which makes sustainability very interesting in the academia. Nevertheless, the main research agenda has been carried out by the United States, China, United Kingdom, and Canada (Olawumi and Chan, 2018), showing to other regions the great opportunity to bring their agenda to the global discussion.

Sustainability was in a way already discussed some centuries ago. In the 70's the term gained relevance after many environmental disasters that occurred worldwide. International organizations and scientists started discussing the topic as a way to determine opportunities for a sustainable world and identify barriers that prevented communities around the world to achieve a more sustainable way of life.

Thirty years after the Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit (1992), research in the field is growing every year, which makes sustainability very interesting in the academia. Nevertheless, the main research agenda has been carried out by the United States, China, United Kingdom, and Canada (Olawumi and Chan, 2018), showing to other regions the great opportunity to bring their agenda to the global discussion.

Aims

Consistent with the need for more cross-sectorial and cross-cultural interactions among the various stakeholders working in the field of sustainability, the aims of the “1st LATIN AMERICAN SYMPOSIUM ON SUSTAINABILITY” are as follows:


I. to provide research institutions, universities, NGOs, government agencies and enterprises from the region with an opportunity to display and present their works in the field of sustainability;

II. to foster the exchange of information, ideas, and experiences acquired in the execution of sustainability projects, especially successful initiatives and good practice across the Latin America;

III. to discuss methodological approaches and experiences deriving from case studies and projects, which aim to show how sustainability may be enhanced in practice;

IV. to promote an open and productive regional dialogue.

V. to network the participants and provide a platform so they can explore possibilities for cooperation.


Last but not least, a further aim of the event will be to document and disseminate the wealth of experiences available today. To this purpose, the book “Sustainability: addressing challenges and creating opportunities in Latin America” will be published, with all accepted papers. This will be a further volume of the award-winning World Sustainable Development book series published by Springer, which since its creation in 2015 has become the world´s leading book series on applied sustainable development. The decision of the editors as to which papers may be selected and undergo peer review for the book is final.

Organizers

Co-organizers