Tracks & Sub-thèmes

The structure of SES2019 consists of the following four thematic tracks across which different sessions will be formed to address related topics in innovative ways. Prospective speakers are recommended to send proposals covering the following areas of research from multidisciplinary and multi-scale (global, regional and local) perspectives. The lists of sub-themes within each track are only indicative, therefore other areas of research linked to the Conference key tracks may be considered.  
TRACK 1  l  IDENTIFICATION OF STRUCTURAL DRIVERS OF VULNERABILITY, CRISES & INSECURITY AFFECTING SES
  • Geopolitical risks and SES

  • Interplay between environment, peace and security

  • Environmental and climate risks as drivers of interdependent crises of SES

  • Environmental and climate induced conflicts and their impacts on SES

  • Food insecurity and poverty as drivers of national and human insecurity 

  • Human dynamics of climate change and biodiversity decline

  • Environmental and climate induced migration and human displacement

  • Food, water and health insecurity as a consequence and a driver of the non-viability of SES 

  • Land grabbing, land degradation, and land-use change as a challenge for the resilience and viability of SES

  • Livelihood security for forest dependent and indigenous communities reeling under the impact of climate change

  • Unsustainable and fossil fuel based growth and its consequences for SES

TRACK 2  l  INTERDEPENDENCE OF SOCIAL-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS: AREAS OF INTEGRATION AND SYNERGY
  • Governance of the Water-Energy-Biodiversity-Climate-Food-Health Nexus

  • Food and health security from a geopolitical perspective

  • Indigenous food and small-scale food production systems from a climate and biodiversity perspective

  • Biotechnology, health and food: Risk and impact evaluation​

  • Bio-security as a driver of health and food security

  • Energy security from a climate and food governance perspective 

  • Human security oriented energy transition 

  • Human-animal health nexus 

  • Ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction

TRACK 3  l  SOCIAL-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS THROUGH THE GENDER LENS AND ENVIRONMENTAL HUMANITIES
  • Unequal impacts of climate and landuse change on women and men

  • Gender inequality in workplace (especially in rural areas), land ownership and user rights

  • Women farmers’ focus on food crops crucial to meet food security goals

  • Women’s unequal role in aquatic ecosystems

  • Collecting water, fuel, fodder and supplementary food:  A women’s daily burden exacerbated by environmental and climate change

  • Women’s current climate adaptation strategies 

  • Women’s untapped potential to meet environmental challenges

  • Capacity building of women to meet challenges in conflict and natural disaster situations

  • Gender mainstreaming in health, food, and energy security strategies

  • The contribution of Environmental Humanities – as an emerging field – to Earth and Social Sciences

  • Environmental philosophy and the growth of Social-Ecological System oriented eco-consciousness 

  • Ecosmopolitics and the virtues of material ecocriticism

TRACK 4  l IDENTIFICATION AND ASSESSMENT OF EXISTING RESPONSE MECHANISMS FROM EMERGING APPROACHES AND PARADIGMS + SHIFTS TO BE MADE TO FOSTER THE VIABILITY AND RESILIENCE OF SOCIAL-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS
  • Promotion of SDGs from a Social-Ecological System Approach

  • Ecosystem and human security-based adaptation and mitigation

  • Sustainable and climate-smart food and health systems

  • Food sovereignty and democracy versus food security

  • Socially inclusive and eco-climate smart production and consumption systems 

  • Just ecological and energy transition 

  • Environmental and human vulnerability from human security and human rights approaches

  • Climatic disaster response mechanisms to ensure food and health security in emergency cases

  • Empowering vulnerable actors for inclusive and equitable governance of SES

  • Co-viability of SES

  • Environmental rights and justice 

  • Redistribution between humans and territories within the perspective of climate adaptation and mitigation and biodiversity conservation

  • Environmental peace-keeping and building 

  • Prevention and resolution of natural resource conflicts from an environmental and climate perspective 

  • Climate and environmental action, conflict and peace-building

  • Vulnerability Analysis of food insecure areas

  • 'Just transition' towards a climate and biological secure future

  • Resilience trade-off affecting SES

  • SES under scientific and political uncertainty