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First Sustainability Transition and
Sustainable Peace Workshop
UNAM/CRIM and AFES-PRESS

Sponsored by the German Foundation on Peace Research (DSF) and
UNAM/CRIM, Cuernavaca, Mor., Mexico

 

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Two peer-reviewed book series
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Towards a Fourth Sustainability Revolution and
Sustainable Peace:

Visions and Strategies for Long Term Transformative Change to
Sustainable Development in the 21st Century

10-13 September 2012, in Morelos, Mexico

The powerpoint presentation and the Podcasts of the first workshop in Mexico are now online and can be accessed here.

New Research and Dialogue Project

  • Sustainability Transition and Sustainable Peace (STSP) Project
  • Codirectors of the Project

First Workshop in September 2012 in Morelos, Mexico

  • Goals of this first Workshop
  • Organizers of the first Workshop in Mexico
  • Sponsors

Programme of the Workshop in Morelos, Mexico

  • Programme Overview (below)
  • Programme (with access to abstracts, presentations, papers and podcasts)

Speakers of the Workshop in Morelos, Mexico

Biographies of the Speakers of the Workshop in Morelos, Mexico

Results: Workshop Outcome and Publications

  • Planned Peer-Reviewed English Publication of the Project

Links

The results of the workshop will be documented here in October/November 2012

 

The Organizers

The workshop has been prepared by the two project directors and their respective institutions: a) El Centro Regional de Investigaciones Multidisciplinarias (CRIM) in Cuernavaca, Morelos, a centre of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and Peace Research and European Security Studies (AFES-PRESS), in Mosbach, Germany.


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The Regional Center of Multidisciplinary Research (CRIM) is an integrated part of the Coordination of the Humanities within the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). The objective of CRIM is to conduct research on social problems of Mexico and its regions through a research strategy which combines the perspectives of the social sciences with those of other disciplines. CRIM contributes also to other objectives of UNAM though a) teaching and diffusion of culture and participating directly in programs of university and postgraduate studies; b) a wide diffusion and dissemination of the results of its researches and c) spreading knowledge in those scientific areas linked to its academic profile. Its substantive tasks are to contribute to scientific and social understanding. Thus, the CRIM is to advance its goal as an innovative and progressive academic institution. The Center works on multidisciplinary research projects, where teaching and the diffusion of knowledge are systemically incorporated: CRIM’s goal is to achieve academic leadership while being always open to the needs and demands for knowledge coming from the society.

 
Peace Research and European Security Studies (AFES-PRESS) was founded in September 1987 as an international scientific society. AFES-PRESS maintains contacts to scientific research institutes in all parts of the globe. Its major aims are: a) Scientific research projects: since 1987on international relations, peace research, on security policy, since 1995 on environment, energy and climate policies and since 2001 on the global rethinking of security and since 2011 on sustainability transitions; b) Organization of scientific conferences and workshops; c) Publication of the research results as AFES-PRESS Reports (non-profit publishers); d) support of international scientific co-operation and of young scientists.

 

Sponsors of the First Workshop in Morelos, Mexico

DSF Unam crim

 

Programme Overview

Fourth Sustainability Revolution and Sustainable Peace:

Visions and Strategies for Long Term Transformative Change to
Sustainable Development in the 21st Century

Morelos, Mexico, 10 – 13 September 2012

A Joint Workshop of UNAM-CRIM and AFES-PRESS

Monday, 10 September 2012:

Opening Session
Prof. Dr. Margarita Velázquez Gutiérrez, Director of CRIM-UNAM
Brief introduction of the speakers and of their interest in the workshop theme

First Session: Introduction: Goals and Concepts
1) Prof. Dr. Úrsula Oswald Spring, Research Professor, UNAM CRIM, Cuernavaca, Mexico, Lead author of the IPCC: Welcome and goals of the workshop
2) PD Dr. Hans Günter Brauch, Free University of Berlin and AFES-PRESS, Mosbach, Germany: The Climate Paradox: Policy Declarations and Lack of Implementation: The Political Context for the Fourth Sustainability Revolution

Second Session: After Rio+20 (June 2012): Sustainable Transition and Sustainable Peace
3) Prof. Dr. Úrsula Oswald Spring: After Rio+20: Scientific Concepts and Policy Context for Sustainable Development and Sustainable Peace: Two Contested Scientific Concepts and Policy Goals
4) PD Dr. Hans Günter Brauch, Free University of Berlin and AFES-PRESS, Mosbach, Germany: Seven Dimensions of ‘Sustainability Transition’: Temporal, Spatial, Scientific, Societal, Economic, Political and Cultural

Third Session: Theoretical Approach: Transitions to Sustainable Development: New Directions in the Study of Long Term Transformative Change
5) Prof. Dr. John Grin, Amsterdam University, Co-chairman of the Dutch Knowledge Network of Systems Innovation and Deputy Chairman, AFES-PRESS: Theories of Transitions to Sustainable Development: Approach of the Dutch Knowledge network of Systems Innovation
   
Tuesday, 11 September 2012:
Research on Transitions to Sustainable Development: State of the Art


Fourth Session: Changes in Worldview
6) Prof. Dr. Karen O’Brien, University of Oslo: Sustainability Transition: Change of the Scientific Worldview?
7) Steffen Bauer, German Development Institute and former scientific assistant of the German Advisory Council on Global Change: A social Contract for Sustainability

Fifth Session: Changes in Mindset
8) Prof. Dr. Simon Dalby, CIGI chair in the political economy of climate change at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: Persistence and Transformation of Mindsets: The Canadian Case

Sixth Session: Changes in Culture
9) Prof. Dr. Lourdes Arizpe Schlosser, UNAM/CRIM, Cuernavaca, Mexico: Material and Immaterial Cultural Transformation

Seventh Session: Changes in Governance
10) Prof. Dr. Roeland J. in ‘t Veld, Open University of the Netherlands and Tilburg University, Tilburg. The Netherlands: A Fundamental Change in Governance: Transgovernance: The Quest for Governance of Sustainable Development: Perspective of the Institute of Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam

Eighth Session: Sustainability Transitions: Perspectives from Systems Theory and Complexity Research
11) Prof. Dr. Czeslaw Mesjasz, Cracow Economic University: Interpretations of Sustaina-bility: A Few Lessons from Modern Systems Thinking
12) Prof. Dr. Jürgen Scheffran, Hamburg University, Department of Geography, Excellence Cluster on Climate Research: Cascades and Transitions in Human-Environment Interactions
   

Wednesday, 12 September 2012:
Impacts of Strategies and Cases of Sustainable Transitions for
Sustainable Development for Sustainable Peace


Ninth Session: Bottom-up Approaches
13) Dr. Karlson Hargroves, Research Fellow/Project Director, The Natural Edge Project, University of Adelaide and Curtin University, Australia: Factor Five: Transforming the Global Economy through 80 % Improvements in Resource Productivity (Skype Presentation)
14) Prof. Dr. John Grin, Amsterdam University, Co-chairman of the Dutch Knowledge Network of Systems Innovation and Deputy Chairman, AFES-PRESS: Bottom-Up: Parkstad Limburg as a test of Theory on Transitions Dual track governance of transitions: an agency perspective. Lessons from cases on health and agriculture in the Netherlands (Skype presentation)

Tenth Session: Top Down Approaches on Sustainability Transitions: Energy and Resource Productivity
15) Dr. Serena Eréndira Serrano Oswald, Postdoctoral Fellow, UNAM CRIM: Local transitions in Oaxaca seen from Social Representations Theory
16) Prof. Dr. Úrsula Oswald Spring, Research Professor, UNAM CRIM, Cuernavaca, Mexico, Lead author of the IPCC, UNAM CRIM: Sustainability Transition in a River Basin in Mexico

Eleventh Session: Top Down Approaches on Sustainability Transitions: Energy and Resource Productivity
17) PD Dr. Hans Günter Brauch, Free University of Berlin: From DESERTEC to NAFSOLTEC: Macro Projects for a transition towards renewable energies in Europe, the MENA Region and in North America

Twelfth Final Session: Roundtable Discussions on Visions and Strategies for a Fourth Sustainability Revolution moderated by Prof. Dr. Margarita Velázquez Gutierréz, Directora, UNAM/CRIM
18) Prof. Dr. Ursula Oswald Spring: Results of the Workshop
19) Part A: Prof. Dr. Lourdes Arizpe Schlosser, Prof. Dr. Roeland J. in 't Veld: Impacts of Visions and Strategies of Business-as-usual and of Sustainability Transitions for Sustainable Peace: Need for Changing Worldviews, Mindsets, Culture and Governance
20) Part B: Prof. Dr. Czeslaw Mesjasz, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Scheffran, Dr. Hans Günter Brauch: Impact Research on the Linkages between Transformations towards Sustainability and Sustainable Peace at the local, regional and global levels
 
Thursday, 13 September 2012: Full Day Excursion to the Yautepec River Basin Translator: Dr. Serena Erendira Serrano Oswald, UNAM/CRIM (Cuernavaca, Mexico City)
9.00- 10.30: Travel with small buses to the indigenous village Hueyapan (3500 metres) below the Volcano Popocatepetl
10.30-12.00: Visits of local small scale water management and fields of indigenous
12.00-13.00: Travel from Hueyapan to the water falls of el Salto
13.00-14.00: Lunch below the el Salto in the Parque de los Venados
14.00-15.00: Travel to the archaeological site of Chalcatzingo
15.00-17.00: Guided tour of the museum and the archaeological site of Chalcatzingo
17.00-18.00: Travel from Chalcatzingo a Yautepec
18.00-20.00: The Yautepec River Basin: A local project for a sustainable transition:
a) Ariana Estrada. Ph.D candidate, CIDHEM, Cuernavaca
b) Dr. Aime Uranga, post doctoral fellow, UNAM/CRIM
c) Fernando Bahena, member of the Yautepec River Basin Council

Friday, 14 September 2012: Historical Excursion to Xochicalco
9:00-11:00: Travel with a small bus by UNAM CRIM from Yautepec to the archaeological site of Xochicalco in Morelos
11.00-14:00 Guided tour of the archaeological site and of the museum of Xochicalco Translator: Dr. Serena Erendira Serrano Oswald, UNAM/CRIM (Cuernavaca, Mexico City)
14:00-16:00: Travel with a small bus from Xochicalco to Yautepec

Saturday, 15 September 2012: Departure to the Airport in Mexico City
9:30-10:30: Travel with a small bus by UNAM CRIM from Yautepec to Cuernavaca
10:30-13:30: Tour of the historical centre of Cuernavaca by Prof. Dr. Ursula Oswald Spring
13:30-15:00: Lunch at the Zocalo of Cuernavaca

Excursions before the start of the Workshop for European Participants starting in Yautepec
Saturday, 8 September:
Arrival of speakers Visit of the magical village of Tlayacapan, Ex-convent of San Juan Bautista, of Oaxtepec and of the Ex-hacienda of Cocoyoc
Sunday, 9 September:
Arrival of speakers Visit of the magical village of Tepoztlán
Guide of both tours: Prof. Dr. Úrsula Oswald Spring (UNAM/CRIM)

Planned Project Publications

Springer Hexagon Series Springer Briefs in ESDP
ESDP

It is planned to publish the results of this first workshop in Mexico and of other subsequent workshops and events together with commissioned papers in a peer-reviewed scientific handbook in the Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace (HESP) to be edited by:

  • Hans Günter Brauch and Úrsula Oswald Spring (Eds.): Sustainability Transition and Peace. Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace (Heidelberg – New York – Dordrecht – London: Springer-Verlag, 2014).

The results of smaller workshops and of panels at international scientific conferences may also be published in the peer reviewed Springer Briefs in Environment, Security, Development and Peace (ESDP).

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