Themes and tracks

Listed below are those themes and tracks that were invited to at a recent conference, ISDRS 2020 ”in Budapest”. Yes, in 2020, we had our first online-only event with as many as 220 paying participants. Track chairs come together, discuss the most recent revisions that may come with one or two new track chairs, allowing interesting and stimulating presentations at conferences. These tracks have slightly revised, including some completely new tracks. For the most recent tracks, please have a look at ISDRS 2021 and its tracks and themes:

The Stockholm conference ISDRS 2022 will feature the traditional themes and tracks of previous ISDRS conferences with one or a few special themes to serve as the main thread of discussion in both plenary and breakout sessions relating to sustainable development and the overall theme of the conference: ”Sustainable Development and Courage. Culture, Art and Human Rights”.


1. Sustainability and science

1a. Theoretical approaches

1b. Research methods and methodologies 

1c. Assessing sustainability

2. Education

2a. Provision, quality of and access to education

2b. Educating for sustainability

3. Biodiversity and ecosystem services

3a. Life on land

3b. Life below water

3c. Ecosystem services

4. Climate change & Energy

4a. Predictions and responses

4b. Affordable and clean energy

5. Production, consumption and innovation

5a. CSR and sustainable entrepreneurship

5b. Design for sustainability

5c. Circular economy

5d. Value chains and trade

5e. Sustainable consumption and consumers

5f. Food security and agriculture

6. Sustainable cities and communities

6a. Innovation levers

6b. Nexus relations and dynamics 

6c. Urban resilience and adaptivity

6d. Smart transformations

7. Social-economic aspects of sustainability 

7a. Global inequality and poverty

7b. Employment and good work

7c. Smart, inclusive and green growth, de-growth and planetary boundaries

8. Social foundations of sustainability

8a. Gender, inclusivity and human rights 

8b. Health and well-being

9. Governance, power and institutions and weakness of SDGs

9a. Peace and security

9b. Collaboration and co-creation for sustainability, SDG initiatives and scale of governance

9c. Public participation and the role of stakeholders

9d. Legal aspects of sustainable development