German Sustainability Science Summit 2021
Welcome to the German Sustainability Science Summit.
On 8 & 9 July 2021 the German Sustainability Science Summit 2021 (G3S21) took place as an interactive virtual online event. The summit continues the bi-annual series of the German Future Earth Summits organised by the German Committee Future Earth (Deutsches Komitee für Nachhaltigkeitsforschung, DKN).
The summit provided a platform for exchange on the latest scientific findings in the field of sustainability research. It covered a range of topics from normativity, epistemology and attainability of sustainable development over extreme events, resilience, social cohesion and well-being to climate change, biodiversity, diet and health.
Besides scientific sessions with presentations and discussions, panel discussions, an interactive poster session and other interactive formats provided room for exchange, discussion and networking across the international science community working on sustainability related topics - within and across disciplines.
Prior to the German Sustainability Science Summit 2021 three German Future Earth Summits have taken place within the bi-annual summit series organised by the German Committee Future Earth (Deutsches Komitee für Nachhaltigkeitsforschung, DKN).
The bi-annual "German Future Earth Summits" contributed to the networking among the sustainability research community in Germany and beyond. They brought together each more than 200 visitors from many disciplines and sectors.
While new societally relevant topics were discussed at the first summit (2014), the second summit (2016) focused on cross-disciplinary and cross-sectional issues with a stronger focus on science. The third summit (2018) took the adoption of the "Sustainable Development Goals" and the “Paris Agreement on Climate Protection” as well as the establishment of the Future Earth Knowledge Action Networks (KANs) as an opportunity to focus on the role of science in the production of solution-oriented knowledge.