NTNU Sustainability Science Conference 2017

NTNU Sustainability Science Conference 2017

Transitions to Sustainable Systems

Date: 18–20 October 2017
Place: Clarion Hotel & Congress Trondheim

To reach the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement, the three dimensions of sustainable development – economic, environmental and social – must be considered holistically. The NTNU Sustainability Science Conference is a platform to share evidence-based research for sustainable decision-making.

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The Seminar Green investment tools for Sustainable Development will be streamed Friday (20.10) at 09:00 - Conference Track D, Parallel session 4.

Presented by NTNU Sustainability, Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Northern Europe and SDSN Turkey


Register to attend the Breakfast Seminar: Open Innovation for Sustainable Systemic Transitions 

Do you want to know more about how Innovasjon Norge, C40 Cities and Climate-KIC work towards systemic change through Open Innovation?

When: Friday, October 20th from 08:00 - 09:00

Where: Clarion Hotel & Congress Trondheim, Room: COSMOS1&2

This event is free, and open to both registered conference participants and the public. 

Hosted by Climate-KIC

See the full event and sign up here 

Conference program

  • Brings 10 international keynote speakers to Trondheim
  • Is Norway’s first international sustainability science conference
  • Contributes to the development of interdisciplinary research focus across the four tracks
  • Is a forum for the awarding of the Gunnerus Sustainability Science Award, bringing key researchers to Trondheim
  • Connect with a wider system of researchers, industry and policymakers
  • Brings together researchers from different disciplines to discuss the importance of a holistic approach to a sustainable transition

Conference program

Registration and hotel reservation

Conference fee

  • Ordinary participants  NOK 4200,-
  • Students NOK 2500,-
  • Early-bird  NOK 3400,- (before May 15th)
  • Students, early bird  NOK 2000,- (before May 15th)
  • Disadvantaged countries  NOK 2500,-
  • One day registration, October 18th or 19th  NOK 2000,-
  • One day registration, October 20th   NOK 1000,-
  • Gunnerus award ceremony and gala dinner  October 19th NOK 1000,-

Register to attend the Conference

The Gunnerus Sustainability Science Award

The Gunners Sustainability Award logo. Illustration.

The Gunnerus Award in Sustainability Science will be awarded at a formal ceremony on Thursday October 19th 2017 at 18:15 at Clarion Hotel and Congress in Trondheim.

Register for an exciting evening and three course meal with drinks and musical entertainment.

Dinner Dress Code: Business formal, no jeans.

*Note that it is possible to join the ceremony and dinner without registering for the conference.

Register to attend the Ceremony

Key note Speakers

Eva Bratholm (NO), Master of Ceremonies
Frank Geels (UK), Professor of System Innovation and Sustainability, Univ. of Manchester
Axel Gosseries (BE), Professor of Social and Political Philosophy, Univ. Catholique de Louvain
Andrea Tilche (IT), Head of Unit, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission
Camille Parmesan (US), Professor in Biological and Marine Sciences at Plymouth University (UK) and Professor in Geology at University of Texas at Austin (USA)
Bjørn Haugland (NO), Executive Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer DNV GL
Connie Hedegaard (DK), Former European Commissioner for Climate Action
Marianne Linde (NL), Director of Research and Innovation, Geodan
Hans Bruyninckx (BE), Executive Director, European Environment Agency

Photos: Magnus Fröderberg/ Wikimedia Commons, Global Opportunity Network and Climate Communication, Athenas, EEA