IHDP Knowledge Transfer Database
 
 

IHDP Workshop "European Science for Sustainability - Achievements and Challenges"


 
Event Type:
Workshop

Start date:
February 27, 2002

End date:
March 1, 2002

Location:
Walberberg, Germany  

Summary:
The Walberberg meeting raised two particularly important issues -- the need to monitor and provide an empirical basis for the understanding of transitions to sustainability and the need to investigate the links between lifestyle changes and the three pillars of sustainability: economic, social and environmental developments. The meeting also highlighted the policy context within which these developments are taking place and motivated those present to work together within the upcoming 6th Framework Programme of the European Commission. The Walberberg meeting succeeded in addressing two important challenges -- it brought together European scholars, some of whom had never met each other before and, most importantly, it included young scholars, who enriched the meeting enormously.