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Fast-tracking research into societal transformation
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Katherine Richardson

Professor in Biological Oceanography, leader of the Sustainability Science Centre and a principal investigator for the Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate at the University of Copenhagen.

Born May 11, 1954 In Chicago, Illinois

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Registration

Sign up and register no later than 1st of February.

Sign up and register no later than 1st of February.

Sign up and register no later than 1st of February.

The process depends on your input and your engagement!

The process depends on your input and your engagement!

The process depends on your input and your engagement!

At registration, we kindly ask you to upload a short presentation of your own work, including how you believe it might contribute to transformation within one or more of the six identified entry points. Moreover, we ask you to reflect on what you see as the greatest barriers for bringing your research into the service of sustainable development. This is done via the online platform . 
Following registration, a team of young scientists will collect the material and create the program for the kick off sessions. This same team will synthesize the discussions at the kick off sessions and create the working groups for the next three sessions.

At registration, we kindly ask you to upload a short presentation of your own work, including how you believe it might contribute to transformation within one or more of the six identified entry points. Moreover, we ask you to reflect on what you see as the greatest barriers for bringing your research into the service of sustainable development. This is done via the online platform . 
Following registration, a team of young scientists will collect the material and create the program for the kick off sessions. This same team will synthesize the discussions at the kick off sessions and create the working groups for the next three sessions.

At registration, we kindly ask you to upload a short presentation of your own work, including how you believe it might contribute to transformation within one or more of the six identified entry points. Moreover, we ask you to reflect on what you see as the greatest barriers for bringing your research into the service of sustainable development. This is done via the online platform . 
Following registration, a team of young scientists will collect the material and create the program for the kick off sessions. This same team will synthesize the discussions at the kick off sessions and create the working groups for the next three sessions.

What it gives:

What it gives:

What it gives:

• This process is an effective way of sharing ideas with a global network within your field.

• Direct contact to people in practice and policy-making in your field of expertise.

• Faster dissemination of ideas, proposals and thoughts than through conventional conferences or seminars.

• A global network to build on in the future.

• Experience with global conversations and challenges.

• This process is an effective way of sharing ideas with a global network within your field.

• Direct contact to people in practice and policy-making in your field of expertise.

• Faster dissemination of ideas, proposals and thoughts than through conventional conferences or seminars.

• A global network to build on in the future.

• Experience with global conversations and challenges.

• This process is an effective way of sharing ideas with a global network within your field.

• Direct contact to people in practice and policy-making in your field of expertise.

• Faster dissemination of ideas, proposals and thoughts than through conventional conferences or seminars.

• A global network to build on in the future.

• Experience with global conversations and challenges.

What it takes:

What it takes:

What it takes:

• Interest in open discussions and sharing ideas with global peers.

• Registration via the button below.

• Consecutive engagement across one kick-off day, three 1.5-hour sessions and a closing event.

• Interest in open discussions and sharing ideas with global peers.

• Registration via the button below.

• Consecutive engagement across one kick-off day, three 1.5-hour sessions and a closing event.

• Interest in open discussions and sharing ideas with global peers.

• Registration via the button below.

• Consecutive engagement across one kick-off day, three 1.5-hour sessions and a closing event.

Participation in the Transformation Labs is entirely free of charge.

Participation in the Transformation Labs is entirely free of charge.

Participation in the Transformation Labs is entirely free of charge.

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The Labs

This is a new type of scientific congress aimed at bridging the science-policy-practice nexus for achieving sustainable development. The overall goal of the Transformation Labs is to identify research that can help sustainable socio-ecological transformations within planetary boundaries. The Labs are supported by a grant from the Novo Nordic Foundation and supported by the Future Earth network. The Transformation Labs process consists of five online events: a kick-off event, three sessions following the Delphi method, and a closing event. All events will take place twice to accommodate all time zones.
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GSDR Entry Points

The 2019 Global Sustainable Development Report was commissioned by the United Nations to advance the scientific foundation for the transition towards sustainable development. In particular, the report called for transdisciplinary action and attention if we are to transform our future. To concretize and make this aim feasible, the report introduced six entry points and four levers for sustainable development.

The 2019 Global Sustainable Development Report was commissioned by the United Nations to advance the scientific foundation for the transition towards sustainable development. In particular, the report called for transdisciplinary action and attention if we are to transform our future. To concretize and make this aim feasible, the report introduced six entry points and four levers for sustainable development.

The 2019 Global Sustainable Development Report was commissioned by the United Nations to advance the scientific foundation for the transition towards sustainable development. In particular, the report called for transdisciplinary action and attention if we are to transform our future. To concretize and make this aim feasible, the report introduced six entry points and four levers for sustainable development.

Entry Points

Building on these entry points and levers, the Transformation Labs seek concrete aims for transformation.

Building on these entry points and levers, the Transformation Labs seek concrete aims for transformation.

Building on these entry points and levers, the Transformation Labs seek concrete aims for transformation.

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Challenges

For the Transformation Labs process, we ask experts in their fields of expertise to pose a challenge based on the six entry points for sustainable development. Thus, the challenges differ according to the entry point, but they share the question of what experts have seen as the greatest challenge for meeting the needs of the entry points.

For the Transformation Labs process, we ask experts in their fields of expertise to pose a challenge based on the six entry points for sustainable development. Thus, the challenges differ according to the entry point, but they share the question of what experts have seen as the greatest challenge for meeting the needs of the entry points.

For the Transformation Labs process, we ask experts in their fields of expertise to pose a challenge based on the six entry points for sustainable development. Thus, the challenges differ according to the entry point, but they share the question of what experts have seen as the greatest challenge for meeting the needs of the entry points.

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Kick Off

February 17th 2023, 09.00-15.00 CET February 22nd 2023, 17.00-20.00 CET |

February 17th 2023, 09.00-15.00 CET February 22nd 2023, 17.00-20.00 CET |

February 17th 2023, 09.00-15.00 CET February 22nd 2023, 17.00-20.00 CET |

The Labs begin with a kick-off day setting the stage for the entire process. We have invited Professor Joyeeta Gupta from the University of Amsterdam to speak of her ongoing work with the Earth Commission, and to give her perspectives on future transformation.
After the keynotes, we will separate in groups according to our interests and fields of expertise. In these groups, our first initial discussions will ensure everyone work in the same direction during the three Delphi sessions.

Kick-off for Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe 17 FEB. 9.00-15.00 CET.

Kick-off for Africa, Europe and the Americas. 22 FEB. 17.00-20.00 CET.

The Labs begin with a kick-off day setting the stage for the entire process. We have invited Professor Joyeeta Gupta from the University of Amsterdam to speak of her ongoing work with the Earth Commission, and to give her perspectives on future transformation.
After the keynotes, we will separate in groups according to our interests and fields of expertise. In these groups, our first initial discussions will ensure everyone work in the same direction during the three Delphi sessions.

Kick-off for Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe 17 FEB. 9.00-15.00 CET.

Kick-off for Africa, Europe and the Americas. 22 FEB. 17.00-20.00 CET.

The Labs begin with a kick-off day setting the stage for the entire process. We have invited Professor Joyeeta Gupta from the University of Amsterdam to speak of her ongoing work with the Earth Commission, and to give her perspectives on future transformation.
After the keynotes, we will separate in groups according to our interests and fields of expertise. In these groups, our first initial discussions will ensure everyone work in the same direction during the three Delphi sessions.

Kick-off for Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe 17 FEB. 9.00-15.00 CET.

Kick-off for Africa, Europe and the Americas. 22 FEB. 17.00-20.00 CET.

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Delphi Methodology

The Delphi methodology is a tool developed for identifying and assessing the adoption-readiness of innovations that could profoundly transform a system. For our project, we will use the foundations of the Delphi method, and use it to explore the transformative potential of research.
We will do so through three sessions.

The Delphi methodology is a tool developed for identifying and assessing the adoption-readiness of innovations that could profoundly transform a system. For our project, we will use the foundations of the Delphi method, and use it to explore the transformative potential of research.
We will do so through three sessions.

The Delphi methodology is a tool developed for identifying and assessing the adoption-readiness of innovations that could profoundly transform a system. For our project, we will use the foundations of the Delphi method, and use it to explore the transformative potential of research.
We will do so through three sessions.

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Delphi Sessions

The Delphi sessions all begin with an introduction to the day’s session. From then, we move into the subgroups according to the entry points.

The Delphi sessions all begin with an introduction to the day’s session. From then, we move into the subgroups according to the entry points.

The Delphi sessions all begin with an introduction to the day’s session. From then, we move into the subgroups according to the entry points.

• March 3rd

• March 3rd

• March 3rd

In round 1 we will focus on categorizing research and ideas that can transform and disrupt business as usual: i.e. what are the needed changes for the challenges to be fulfilled?

In round 1 we will focus on categorizing research and ideas that can transform and disrupt business as usual: i.e. what are the needed changes for the challenges to be fulfilled?

In round 1 we will focus on categorizing research and ideas that can transform and disrupt business as usual: i.e. what are the needed changes for the challenges to be fulfilled?

• April 13th

• April 13th

• April 13th

In round 2, we will score, rank and prioritize the ideas brought to the foreground in round 1. Therefore round two is about evaluating and prioritizing the ideas and research according to their adoption readiness and potential.

In round 2, we will score, rank and prioritize the ideas brought to the foreground in round 1. Therefore round two is about evaluating and prioritizing the ideas and research according to their adoption readiness and potential.

In round 2, we will score, rank and prioritize the ideas brought to the foreground in round 1. Therefore round two is about evaluating and prioritizing the ideas and research according to their adoption readiness and potential.

• May 25th

• May 25th

• May 25th

In round 3 we will “back-cast” – that is – if the transformations shall happen, how will we get there? This round will focus on envisioning and describing how the selected research can support sustainable development as well as societal transformations.

In round 3 we will “back-cast” – that is – if the transformations shall happen, how will we get there? This round will focus on envisioning and describing how the selected research can support sustainable development as well as societal transformations.

In round 3 we will “back-cast” – that is – if the transformations shall happen, how will we get there? This round will focus on envisioning and describing how the selected research can support sustainable development as well as societal transformations.

DATES FOR DELPHI SESSIONS
March 3rd, 2023.
08.00 CET (London 07.00, Beijing 15.00, Canberra 18.00) and
17.00 CET (London 16.00, NY, 11.00, LA, 08.00)

April 13th, 2023.
09.00 CET (London 07.00, Beijing 15.00, Canberra 18.00), and
17.00 CET (London 15.00, NY, 11.00, LA, 08.00)

May 25th, 2023.
09.00 CET (London 07.00, Beijing 15.00, Canberra 18.00), and
17.00 CET (London 15.00, NY, 11.00, LA, 08.00)

DATES FOR DELPHI SESSIONS
March 3rd, 2023.
08.00 CET (London 07.00, Beijing 15.00, Canberra 18.00) and
17.00 CET (London 16.00, NY, 11.00, LA, 08.00)

April 13th, 2023.
09.00 CET (London 07.00, Beijing 15.00, Canberra 18.00), and
17.00 CET (London 15.00, NY, 11.00, LA, 08.00)

May 25th, 2023.
09.00 CET (London 07.00, Beijing 15.00, Canberra 18.00), and
17.00 CET (London 15.00, NY, 11.00, LA, 08.00)

DATES FOR DELPHI SESSIONS
March 3rd, 2023.
08.00 CET (London 07.00, Beijing 15.00, Canberra 18.00) and
17.00 CET (London 16.00, NY, 11.00, LA, 08.00)

April 13th, 2023.
09.00 CET (London 07.00, Beijing 15.00, Canberra 18.00), and
17.00 CET (London 15.00, NY, 11.00, LA, 08.00)

May 25th, 2023.
09.00 CET (London 07.00, Beijing 15.00, Canberra 18.00), and
17.00 CET (London 15.00, NY, 11.00, LA, 08.00)

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Ideas Catalogue

During and after the three sessions, the Transformation Labs team will collect ideas and research for concrete pathways. This information the team will develop into an ideas catalogue serving as a co-produced publication with all participants of the Labs.

During and after the three sessions, the Transformation Labs team will collect ideas and research for concrete pathways. This information the team will develop into an ideas catalogue serving as a co-produced publication with all participants of the Labs.

During and after the three sessions, the Transformation Labs team will collect ideas and research for concrete pathways. This information the team will develop into an ideas catalogue serving as a co-produced publication with all participants of the Labs.

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The Aim

The Transformation Labs will address the potential for social, technical and nature-based transformations that can have a major impact on the multiple dimensions of sustainability.
To do so, the Transformation Labs will:

The Transformation Labs will address the potential for social, technical and nature-based transformations that can have a major impact on the multiple dimensions of sustainability.
To do so, the Transformation Labs will:

The Transformation Labs will address the potential for social, technical and nature-based transformations that can have a major impact on the multiple dimensions of sustainability.
To do so, the Transformation Labs will:

Engage
Engage experts from different countries and with diverse backgrounds to surface and explore a wide set of approaches and ideas for socio-ecological transformations.
Identify
Identify win-win options as well as potential trade-offs and spillover effects of the various proposals for transformation.
Develop
Develop concrete and actionable stepping stones towards intended impact are constructed by developing transition pathways and by connecting actors working across the various thematic areas. All of which will be disseminated through the publication of a global ideas catalogue.
Engage
Engage experts from different countries and with diverse backgrounds to surface and explore a wide set of approaches and ideas for socio-ecological transformations.
Identify
Identify win-win options as well as potential trade-offs and spillover effects of the various proposals for transformation.
Develop
Develop concrete and actionable stepping stones towards intended impact are constructed by developing transition pathways and by connecting actors working across the various thematic areas. All of which will be disseminated through the publication of a global ideas catalogue.
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This event is endorsed by Future Earth.
Future Earth is a network of scientists, researchers, and innovators designed to provide the knowledge needed to support transformations towards sustainability. The focus on systems-based approaches seeks to deepen our understanding of complex Earth systems and human dynamics across different disciplines. The Future Earth network uses this understanding to underpin evidence-based policies and strategies for sustainable development.

Website https://futureearth.org/

This event is endorsed by Future Earth.
Future Earth is a network of scientists, researchers, and innovators designed to provide the knowledge needed to support transformations towards sustainability. The focus on systems-based approaches seeks to deepen our understanding of complex Earth systems and human dynamics across different disciplines. The Future Earth network uses this understanding to underpin evidence-based policies and strategies for sustainable development.

Website https://futureearth.org/

This event is endorsed by Future Earth.
Future Earth is a network of scientists, researchers, and innovators designed to provide the knowledge needed to support transformations towards sustainability. The focus on systems-based approaches seeks to deepen our understanding of complex Earth systems and human dynamics across different disciplines. The Future Earth network uses this understanding to underpin evidence-based policies and strategies for sustainable development.

Website https://futureearth.org/

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Closing Event

Co-organized event with the Sustainable Research Initiative (SRI) August 31st – September 1st 2023: Closing event in hybrid format – on-line and in Copenhagen.
This includes a presentation of the global idea-catalogue and a workshop for building and strengthening global research networks.

Co-organized event with the Sustainable Research Initiative (SRI) August 31st – September 1st 2023: Closing event in hybrid format – on-line and in Copenhagen.
This includes a presentation of the global idea-catalogue and a workshop for building and strengthening global research networks.

Co-organized event with the Sustainable Research Initiative (SRI) August 31st – September 1st 2023: Closing event in hybrid format – on-line and in Copenhagen.
This includes a presentation of the global idea-catalogue and a workshop for building and strengthening global research networks.

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