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December 7, 2021

Abstracts proposal submission open

February 7 2022

Abstracts proposal submission deadline

March 2022

Abstracts acceptance notification

April 29 2022

New call for abstracts - deadline

April 29 2022

Early bird and authors already notified registration deadline 

May 27 2022

Early bird fee registration deadline 

June 30 2022

Late fee registration deadline 

July 5 - 8 2022

Conference Dates


The Conference title is: “Global challenges, local impacts: rethinking governance, sustainability and consumption in light of climate change”.


Three main domains were selected to organize the topics of the conference, each one with several sub-categories.


a) Governance – it addresses the person-community-institutions relations, comprising the challenges arising from environmental (in) justice, new collective and activist movements, co-management of natural resources, and community-based approaches.



  • Collective and co-responsible approaches to climate change impacts;

  • Institutional and activist responses to environmental (in)justice;

  • Built and natural spaces and landscapes: meanings, uses and policies;

  • Nature-based solutions in the city: community participation and engagement in urban planning.


b) Sustainability - to cover mechanisms and processes taking place to achieve a more sustainable society, including people-environment relations in natural, urban, rural, and organizational/work settings, as well as in the interfaces between settings. Human’s responses to extreme events, as well as interventions to promote health and well-being are important topics to be considered.



  • Addressing sustainability through multi, inter and trans-disciplinary work and principles;

  • Sustainability and social innovation research;

  • Sustainable mobility and transportation;

  • Personal and social uses of domestic, work and public spaces;

  • Health and well being related to natural and built settings;

  • Risk perception and communication;

  • Place relations and the global-local interplay;

  • Spill-over effects and processes across behaviors and contexts;

  • Representations of rural spaces and landscapes;

  • Use of creative art to promote sustainability;

  • Experiences of low-carbon transitions;

  • Gentrification and touristification.


c) Consumption – to address consumption and production processes, as well as those related to renewable and efficient energy and sustainable infrastructures, in order to reduce resource use, degradation and pollution.



  • Sustainable lifestyles and green economy;

  • Resource crises and environmental research;

  • New patterns of production and consumption;

  • Ecological behavior and climate change;

  • Environmental education and sustainable lifestyles;

  • Leisure and tourism behavior.


Submissions addressing the Covid-19 pandemic are also welcomed.


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Anabela Carvalho (University of Minho, Portugal)


(PhD, University College London) is Associate Professor at the Department of Communication Sciences of the University of Minho, Portugal. She has an extensive experience of research on climate change communication and on the climate discourses of various social actors and the media in Portugal, United Kingdom, and other countries. In the last few years, her main research interests have been associated with citizens’ engagement with climate change and sustainability, especially conditions for political engagement. She has had editing responsibilities in several academic journals and is co-founder of the Science and Environment Communication Section of ECREA and the International Environmental Communication Association.

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Anke Fisher (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden)


I am a researcher interested in how people make sense of their worlds, and how this meaning-making shapes (or stifles) societal change and our abilities to address the environmental and sustainability challenges that we’re facing. Since 2019, I am Professor in Environmental Communication at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, and my work combines psychological, sociological and governance perspectives to address questions related to sustainability transitions, land use and nature conservation. Find out more about my research in this short video clip


Gordon Walker (Lancaster University, UK)

Gordon Walker is Professor in the Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, UK. He is a human geographer and has a wide-ranging profile of research on the social, spatial and temporal dimensions of environment, energy and climate issues. This includes work on environmental justice, the dynamics of energy demand, community energy, public engagement, energy poverty and zero carbon housing. He has recently been applying the concepts and methods of rhythmanalysis to energy and climate concerns, including in his book published in 2021 ‘Energy and Rhythm: Rhythmanalysis for a Low Carbon Future’

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Phoebe Koundouri (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece)


Phoebe Koundouri, is a world-renowned environmental economics professor and global leader in sustainable development. She is widely recognized as a pioneer in innovative, human-centric, interdisciplinary systems for the sustainable interaction between nature, society, and the economy. She is listed in the most-cited women economists in the world, included within the official Stanford University list of the Top 2 % of world scientists, with 15 published books and more than 500 published peer reviewed scientific articles, book chapters, research and policy reports.

She is elected member of the World Academy of Art & Science, President of the European Association of Environmental and Natural Resource Economists and she has received numerous international awards for academic excellence, including the prestigious European Research Council Synergy Grant (2020). With 100 European/Global research projects/initiatives on Sustainable Blue Growth, WaterFood-Energy Nexus, Climate Change Mitigation & Adaptation and Sustainable Finance and a team of 200 researchers, her work defines policies and supports human well-being across the globe.

Since 2006 she is Professor at the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), founding director of ReSEES Research Laboratory (AUEB), the Sustainable Development Unit (ATHENA Informatics Research and Innovation Center) and the EIT Climate-KIC HUB Greece of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, the latter focusing on innovation acceleration and research commercialization. She also holds a position as a Professor at the Department of Technology, Management and Economics, Technical University of Denmark, she co-chairs the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network - Europe (SDSN Europe), SDSN Global Climate Hub, the International Center for Research ICRE8 and the Scientific Advisory Board of European Forest Institute.

She is the Founder and scientific chair of the Alliance of Excellence for Research and Innovation on Aeiphoria (AE4RIA) which includes three research and innovation institutions that she founded and scientifically chairs: ReSEES Laboratory at AUEB, Sustainable Development Unit (SD.U) at ATHENA RC, and International Centre for Research on the Environment and the Economy (ICRE8). AE4RIA also includes three innovation acceleration institutions, co-founded and/or co-chaired: EIT Climate KIC Hub Greece , Maritime ClimAccelerator and BRIGAID Connect Association. AE4RIA also supports the following associations and science-policy networks: UN SDSN, SDSN Europe, SDSN Greece, EAERE,Water Europe and NEXUS Cluster.

Prof. Koundouri is one of the Commissioners of the prestigious Lancet Commission on COVID-19 for which she co-chairs the “Green Recovery” Task Force. She co-leads with Prof. Jeff Sachs the SDSN European Green Deal Senior Working Group on “Transformation Pathways for the implementation of EGD and the SDGs”. She is member of the Nominating Committee for the Prize in Economics Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, The Royal Swedish Academy of Science, member of the Pissarides Committee (10 year Greek Development Plan) chaired by Nobelist Prof. C. Pissarides, member of the National Climate Change Committee of Greece, and an advisor to the EU, the World Bank, the UN, NATO, the WHO and other international organizations and governments worldwide. She holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge and has been affiliated as researcher and lecturer with Cambridge, UCL, LSE, University of Reading.

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