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The 6th World Sustainability Forum

: Environmental Management, Social Development and Economic Development

CCPF: Climate Change Policy Frameworks

Panel chair: Prof Manfred Fishedick - 28 January 2017 - 10:30-12:30 - Venue: VOC-A

List of Accepted Abstracts (4)
Vision Development towards a Sustainable North Rhine-Westphalia 2030 in Science-Practice-Dialogue. Approach, Results and Lessons Learnt from the Sustainable Strategy Formulation Process in the Federal State of NRW
Quantitative and Qualitative Effectiveness of Environmental Impact Assessment
Toward a Theoretical Framework for Studying Climate Change Policies: Insights From the Case Study of Singapore
Reviving the Desakota Concept to Address Climate and Disaster Risks in Urbanizing Regions of India

CS: Corporate Sustainability

Panel chair: Prof Max Bergman - 28 January 2017 - 10:30-12:30 - Venue: Constantia

List of Accepted Abstracts (5)
Involvement of Chinese Corporations in Africa from the Chinese Perspective
A Longitudinal Study of the Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility on Firm Performance in SMEs in Zambia
Reporting on Long-Term Value Creation: A Longitudinal Analysis of Canadian Public Energy and Mining Companies
Resilience and Its Application in Corporate Sustainability
An Empirical Analysis of DJWSI Data to Determine Industry Specific Global Corporate Sustainability Trends 2005–2016

CSF: Corporate Sustainability and Finance

Panel chair: Marcel Mballa-Ekobena - 28 January 2017 - 13:30-15:30 - Venue: Constantia

List of Accepted Abstracts (5)
Ecopreneurship and Green Product Initiative as a Panacea for Sustainable Green Trade Development in Nigeria
Corporate Environmental Engagement in China
The Nexus between Sustainable and Value Investing
A Systematic Review and Synthesis of Research and Practice: Linking an Organisation's Strategic Planning with a National Vision for a Sustainable Future - the Case of FNB Namibia
Partnership between Commercial Banks and Government in Facilitating Funding Opportunities for Female Entrepreneurs in South Africa

DSC: Designing Sustainable Cities

Panel chair: Prof Antonio Frattari - 27 January 2017 - 14:15-16:15 - Venue: Paarl

List of Accepted Abstracts (6)
Changing the Way We Treat Death: From Disposal to Positive Contribution
Using Urban Metabolism as a Guiding Concept for Sustainable Infrastructure Planning in Cape Town
Assessing Urban Sustainability: Applying the DSR Framework in Urban Areas by Incorporating Remote Sensing Technologies
Designing with a Sustainable Approach for Affordable Housing Solutions for Sub-Saharan Africa
Linking Landscape Based Stormwater Management with Household and Community Livelihoods in Two African Cities
Green Building Culture and Energy Conservation in the Townships

DSWR: Developing Sustainable Water Resources

Panel chair: Prof Neil Armitage - 28 January 2017 - 16:00-17:30 - Venue: Paarl

List of Accepted Abstracts (4)
Dimensions of Future Water Security – a Global Hydro-Economic Classification of Water Challenges
Fe0-Based Filtration Systems for Universal Access to Safe Drinking Water
Stormwater as a Resource for Water Supply and Urban Agriculture in Cape Town
Review on the Analysis of Trace Metals in the Unsaturated Zone of Cemetery Soils

GEC: Geography and Environmental Change

Panel chair: Prof Nikolaus Kuhn and Dr Henri Rueff - 28 January 2017 - 10:30-12:30 - Venue: Paarl

List of Accepted Abstracts (4)
Analysing Landscape Change in the Karoo Rangelands
Rangelands – a Closing Sink for Atmospheric Carbon?
Economics of Dryland No-Till Wheat Supports Climate Change Adaptation
Sustainability in a Megadiverse Country: Agroforestry Contribution to Biological and Cultural Conservation in Colombia

MCSD: Mining as a Catalyst for Sustainable Development

Panel chair: Prof Dee Bradshaw - 28 January 2017 - Part 1: 13:30-15:30 - Part 2: 16:00-17:30 - Venue: Stellenbosch

List of Accepted Abstracts (11)
Coal Fly Ash Beneficiation- Vital for Promoting Environmental Sustainability in Southern Africa
Sustainable Communities: Communities and Natural Resource Management
Integrated Water Management for Mining Operations and Local Communities: South African Case Studies
Impact of Gas Flaring on the Vitamin Composition of Selected Edible Vegetables in the Niger Delta Area of Nigeria.
The Mining Industry as a Driver of Innovation Toward the Transition to a Green Economy
Human and Social Capital Development Contributions of the Richards Bay Minerals Industry Cluster
Effectiveness of Biodiversity Offset Strategies in South Africa: Current Perceptions and Views in the Mining Industry
Synthesis of a Plant-Based Dust Suppressant for Use in Coal Mines in Mozambique
Assessing Mine-Related Water Quality Using Remote Sensing
Mining as a Catalyst for Sustainable Development: Sustainability as a Source of Innovation
Mining as a Catalyst for Sustainable Development

PCTMISFS: Potentialities of Clean Technologies and Management Implications for Sustainable Food Systems

Panel chair: Matthias Stucki & Prof Harro von Blottnitz - 28 January 2017 - 10:30-12:30 - Venue: Stellenbosch

List of Accepted Abstracts (7)
Nitrogen and Phosphorus Lock-In – a Double-Edged Trap Generated by Rigidity and Poverty in Food Systems
The Urban End of Food Value Chains in Secondary African Cities
Green Technologies for Food Production: The Mitigation Potential in Cereal, Fruit and Dairy Value Chains
LEAP-FAO Progress on Water Footprints and Water Impact Quantification
Productive Uses of Energy: Gender and the Informal Sector
The Great African Cook-Off – Exploring User Preferences for Improved Cook Stoves (ICS) Through Participatory Multi-Criteria Analysis
Resource-Efficiency and Pollution Reduction Effects of Wood Stoves in Road-Side Food Preparation

PFSD: Policy Frameworks for Sustainable Development

Panel chair: Prof Mary Scholes - 27 January 2017 - 14:15-16:15 - Venue: Constantia

List of Accepted Abstracts (5)
Experimentation, Governance and Sustainability Transitions in the REIPPPP: A Transdisciplinary Case Study of the ZF Mgcawa Development Coordination Forum
Strategies Used by Activists in Israeli Environmental Campaigns: Policy and Practice Implications
Policy Relevant Evidence for South African Green Economy and Environmental Sustainability Transitions (PRE-SAGEEST) 2009–2016
Journey towards One Vision, One Plan, and One Value System: The Case of Hessequa Municipality
Review of Sustainability Indicators at the Level of the European Union and the National and Regional Level of the Federal Republic of Germany

RCC: Responding to Climate Change

Panel chair: Prof Voster Muchenje - 28 January 2017 - 13:30-15:30 - Venue: Paarl

List of Accepted Abstracts (7)
Coastal Disaster Risk Assessment and Sustainable Development under Climate Change in Taiwan
Climate Change Predicted to Increase, Decrease, or Not Change Growth and Water Yield Depending on Mean Annual Temperature of Loblolly Pine Forests in Southeastern U.S.
Soil and Water Resources Deterioration and Preservation Perspectives in Three Intensively Cultivated Basins of Greece
Flood: A Threat to Sustainable City Development in South Western Parts of Nigeria
Effects of 2010 Flood Event on Women in Cotonou City (Benin)
Eco-Nest in the Tropical Sunshine
Exploring the Role of Institutional and Policy Framework in Water Resource Monitoring and Management in a Sub-Saharan African Context: A Study of the Gauteng Province, South Africa

REH: Renewable Energy and Housing

Panel chair: Prof Felix Muesgens - 28 January 2017 - 13:30-15:30 - Venue: VOC-B

List of Accepted Abstracts (5)
The German Energiewende – Promoting Renewable Energy for Worldwide Expansion
What Is the Role of Consumers in the Transition Towards Low Carbon Living?
Characteristics of Calabar Tidal Resource: Patterns and Relationship to Sustainable Clean Energy
Assessing the Sustainability of Small Scale Renewable Energy Projects in South Africa by Means of EIA Quality Review
Consumer Values and Attitudes towards Low Carbon Living: Finnish Perspective

RESTSD: The Role of Education, Science and Technology in Sustainable Development

Panel chair: Dr. Christian Acemah - 27 January 2017 - 14:15-16:15 - Venue: Villa

List of Accepted Abstracts (7)
Building an Interdisciplinary Framework for Strong Sustainable Educational Design: A System-Of-Systems View
Are Citation Impact Indicators of Research Performance of Any Use in the Developing Countries of Sub-Saharan Africa?
The Role of Higher Education Institutions in Achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Developing Countries: A Case Study of Green Campus Initiative (GCI) in Nigeria.
The Transition to Sustainability as Value Transition—the Role of Universities
The Future of NRW—Participation of the Youth as Part of a Social Transformation Towards Sustainable Development
Digital Transformation of Non-Formal Education: Can MOOCs Support Under-represented Target Groups Such as Women in STEM?
Towards Sustainably-Minded Citizens in the Southeastern United States: A Paradigm Shift in Higher Education

SACCW: Sustainable Agriculture: Climate Change and Water-related Issues

Panel chair: Prof Linus Opara - 27 January 2017 - 14:15-16:15 - Venue: VOC-B

List of Accepted Abstracts (6)
Small-Scale Farmers' Adaptation to the Impacts of Climate Change: A Case Study of Sagole Women Farmers in Limpopo Province, South Africa
Does Coffee Producers' Transition to Cocoa Respond to a Sustainable Strategy to Cope with Climate Change?: Mapping Probabilities for Crop Diversification in Nicaragua
Vulnerability of Maize Yields to Droughts in Uganda
Patterns of Dekadal Rainfall Variation over a Selected Region in Lake Victoria Basin, Uganda
Developing Decision Support Tools for Improving Agricultural Sustainablity in Africa
The Redesign of Sustainable Agricultural Crop Ecosystems by Increasing Natural Ecosystem Services Provided by Insects

SAFS: Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

Panel chair: Prof Ken Dzama - 28 January 2017 - 13:30-15:30 - Venue: Villa

List of Accepted Abstracts (8)
Sustainable Production of Honeybush Amongst Smal-Scale Producers: Barriers and Opportunities.
Sustainability assessment of the smallholder beef cattle production system using farmer selected indicators in South Africa
Sustainability and Food Security
Offtake and Genetic Diversity as Indicators of Sustainability for Smallholder Sheep Farming Systems in the Western Cape, South Africa
The Meat Naturally Sustainability Model: Linking Landscape and Livelihood Benefits Through Rangeland Stewardship and Entrepreneurship
Developing Phosphorus Vulnerability Matrix and demonstrating its application for a developing country, like India
Exploring the Untapped Potential of China's Role in African Agriculture Development
A Spatial Analysis of Effectiveness of Eradication of Invasive Species in Improving Grazing for Marginal Livestock Economies in Dryland of Matabeleland South Region, Zimbabwe: A Focus on Lantana camara and Opuntia fulgida

SC: Sustainable Consumption

Panel chair: Dr Nadine Sonnenberg - 28 January 2017 - 10:30-12:30 - Venue: Villa

List of Accepted Abstracts (4)
Assessment of Consumers' Stated Preferences for Water and Carbon Footprint Sustainability Information: Insights from the Gauteng Province of South Africa
Food Waste in South Africa: Understanding the Magnitude, Water Footprint and Cost
The Pursuit of Subjective Well-Being and Conscientious Decision Making in the South African White Goods Industry
Food Waste – Who's to Blame?

SCM: Sustainable Construction and Manufacturing

Panel chair: Prof Marc Rosen - 28 January 2017 - 13:30-15:30 - Venue: VOC-A

List of Accepted Abstracts (9)
Built Cultural Heritage as a Catalyst of Environmental Sustainability: A Pragmatic Paradigm for Anthropocene
A Survey on the State of Energy Efficiency Adoption and Related Challenges Amongst Selected Manufacturing SMMEs in the Booysens Area of Johannesburg
Effect of Maintenance on Sustainability of Infrastructures
Sustainable Approaches to Greywater Recycling
Thermal Materials for CSP Plants: LCOE Evaluation for Performance Improvement Using Chilean Strategic Lithium Salts
Treatment of Textile Wastewater in a Combined Hydrodynamic Cavitation, Fenton Process and Nano-Zero Valent Iron (NZVI) System
Additive Manufacturing Aided Product Development Processes—Potentials for Economic and Environmental Benefits
Waste Paper Biochar as a Sustainable Carbon Black Pigment Replacement in Printing Inks
Cassava Processing Systems and Effluent Management Techniques in Southwest Nigeria: Challenges and Environmental Risk Implications

SCRC: Sustainable Consumption Regulation and Communication

Panel chair: Prof Terence Centner - 28 January 2017 - 16:00-17:30 - Venue: Villa

List of Accepted Abstracts (3)
Delivering Global Impacts Through Certification and Ecolabelling
Relating Sustainability to Regulations Overseeing Food Products
Morality and Climate Change: Detailing the Communication Challenges Based on Survey Data

SH: Sustainability and Health

Panel chair: Dr Sally Stansfield and Dr Oladoyin Odubanjo - 28 January 2017 - 16:00-17:30 - Venue: Constantia

List of Accepted Abstracts (2)
Global Health Governance and the 2030 Development Agenda: Opportunities and Challenges for Africa
Trends of Climatic Variables and Possible Health Impacts: A Comparative Study of Ghana and Nigeria

SMO: Sustainable Mobility

Panel chair: Prof Alexandros Gasparatos - 28 January 2017 - 16:00-17:30 - Venue: Constantia

List of Accepted Abstracts (2)
Sustainable Mobility: Access of Metrorail Commuters in the Western Cape
Travel Demand Analysis for an Innovative Car Sharing Electric Vehicle System

SSAC: Solutions for Sustainable Agriculture and Conservation

Panel chair: Prof Alexandros Gasparatos - Part 1 - 28 Jan 2017 - 10:30-12:30 - Dr Litha Magingxa - Part 2 - 28 Jan 2017 - 16:00-17:30 - Venue: VOC-B

List of Accepted Abstracts (7)
On the Potential of Forest Ecosystems to Supply Forage Resources to Managed Honey Bees: Implications for Sustainable Beekeeping Activities and Pollination-Based Agriculture in Limpopo Province (South Africa)
Uptake of On-Farm Processing of Organic Waste
Rethinking African’s Hope of Achieving BioHappiness by 2050 in a Rapidly Changing Time
The Challenges of Organic Farming in Arid Regions
The economics of landscape restoration: Benefits of controlling bush encroachment and invasive plant species in South Africa
Ecology and Epidemiology of Wild and Domestic Suids With Special Reference to African Swine Fever (ASF), Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Aujeszky Disease (AD) in Ndumo Game Reserve (NGR), South Africa.
Seeds Without Borders: Towards Participatory Quinoa Variety Development and Seed Sovereignty in Rwanda, Ecuador, and the USA

UMT: Understanding Mobility Transitions

Panel chair: Prof Tim Cresswell - 27 January 2017 - 14:15-16:15 - Venue: Stellenbosch

List of Accepted Abstracts (6)
Mid-Size Urban Areas, Between Local and Global Issues: When the Will for a Sustainable Mobility Turn Faces Local Issues
An Holistic Approach to Mobility Transitions
The 2015 Mobile Lifestyle Aspirations Survey
Sustainable Mobility Transitions and Policy: Assessing Governance Practices for Low-Carbon Mobilities Futures.
Mobility Transitions: Between Scarcity and Austerity
(Neo)Liberal Mobility Transitions: Downloading and Distributing Responsibility

WEFNG: Water-Energy-Food Nexus: A Global Perspective

Panel chair: Prof Julian May - 28 January 2017 - 16:00-17:30 - Venue: VOC-A

List of Accepted Abstracts (3)
Sustainable Development and Water–Energy–Food Nexus: MuSIASEM vs BIPLOT Perspectives
The SustUrbanFoods Project: Challenges in Accounting for the Sustainability of Complex Urban Food Systems
Comparing Two Prominent Approaches to Assess Water Use Sustainability and Their Implications for Food Systems

WEFNL: Water-Energy-Food Nexus: A Local Perspective

Panel chair: Dr Olusola (Shola) Ololade - 27 January 2017 - 14:15-16:15 - Venue: VOC-A

List of Accepted Abstracts (6)
Sustainable Resource Use through Water–Energy–Food Nexus Analysis
Managing the Water–Energy–Food Nexus in a Frontier Economy: The Case of Kenya
Water Footprint Assessment to Inform Sustainable Food Production in South Africa
Rethinking Biofuel Production from Agricultural Wastes in South Africa under Water Availability Constraints
A Water–Energy–Food Nexus Perspective for Addressing the Sustainable Development Goals in South Africa
Water–Energy–Food Nexus: Opportunities and Challenges for Southern Africa

Submissions not assigned to panels

List of Accepted Abstracts (4)
Sustainability and Competitiveness at the Regional Level: An Empirical Approach to Analyze the Stakeholders' Relationship of Firms
A Management Database for Sustainable Cattle Production by Emerging Cattle Farmers in South Africa
Assessing Water Quality from the Diversity of Benthic Macroinvertebrate Communities in Rivers of the Albertine Rift Region in Western Uganda
Benthic Macroinvertebrate Functional Feeding Groups Patterns in Afro-Montane Rivers Relative to Physical Variables Land-Use and Physical Variables in Southwestern Uganda