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Please note that the GCPC 2015 event has taken place.  We are not currently accepting abstracts for this conference.

The themes for the workshops are listed below. More information on the workshops is available on the workshop information pages, but please note that submission is now closed.

The following three workshops form a series of complimentary activities that will build upon the Keynote address to be delivered by Prof. Dominique Hes from Melbourne, Australia.

We welcome your abstracts and participation in any or all of them.

Conference Themes and Sub-Themes

The following themes and illustrative sub-themes were drawn from dialogue published within the JCLP its more than two decade history and from our advisory team member’s visionary suggestions.

We anticipate that participants will draw upon JCLP, numerous other sources and upon their ‘real world’ experiences to help to answer the following questions:

  • What progress has been made in the understanding and addressing this theme?
  • What policies, concepts, products, technologies, tools, initiatives, and theories are being used to foster changes in this theme?
  • What have been the main challenges and barriers to change?
  • How are those challenges being overcome?
  • What needs to be done to move towards more sustainable societies, and how can our efforts be holistically implemented?
  • How can the changes be more efficiently and effectively implemented locally to globally?

1. Sustainable Production and Consumption themes

  • Cleaner Production: From yesterday to today and tomorrow?
  • Sustainable Production and Consumption
  • Energy saving and Renewable energy-based systems
  • Mitigation, adaptation and resilience

2. Education, Management and Governance

  • Life-long Learning and Education
  • New Management Approaches
  • Business and Organizational models
  • Organizational change management

4. Assessment and Communication

  • Assessing, accounting, and reporting
  • Social media

5. Capacity Building

  • Governmental policies approaches
  • Global access
  • Cultural diversity, equity and the rights for humans and eco-systems
  • Collaboration in global social responsibility and sustainable development

6. Transitions and Systems Approaches

  • Systems approaches
  • Paradigms and Lifestyles
  • Sustainable Societal Theories and Practices
  • Imagining and Anticipating Societal Futures

Abstract submission is now closed

All abstracts will be refereed. To take a look at the full call for papers including illustrative questions, please download the PDF here

We welcome your creative input.

We invite authors to prepare plans for workshops, debates, simulations, games, demonstrations, knowledge cafés, and other interactive tools. The conference is open to all kinds of creative formats. To submit your bespoke, creative proposals not intended for a poster or oral session, please send an email to: (Please do not email credit card information under any circumstances). The proposals will be refereed.

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