“STEPS Conference 2010: Pathways to Sustainability” is a venue to discuss agendas for a new politics of environment, development and social justice. It will be hold on 23-24 September 2010 at the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex University.

Amidst unprecedented evidence of rapid environmental change and complex ecological dynamics, addressing environmental sustainability has become a central practical, moral and political challenge of our times. With social systems changing rapidly too, linked to population growth, urbanisation, mobility and globalized economic change, core development challenges around alleviating poverty and inequity are also becoming more complex.

In this context, how might pathways to sustainability – that link environmental integrity with social justice – be conceptualised and built? As the world prepares to unite for the β€˜Rio+20’ Earth Summit in 2012, what ideas, concepts and agendas can best inform effective action? How can we enrich and (re)invigorate our intellectual and practical repertoires towards a new politics of environment, development and social justice?
Conference themes

STEPS Conference 2010: Pathways to Sustainability five themes are:
– Contesting sustainabilities
– Framing narratives
– Dynamics and sustainability
– Uncertainty, ambiguity and surprise
– Pathway-building and governance

More information available on http://www.steps-centre.org

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