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The 2nd World Sustainability Forum

C: Social Values for a Sustainable Economy


Dr. Michael J. Heckenberger, University of Florida, USA
Prof. Dr. Terence J. Centner, University of Georgia, USA

Due to evidence that current economies are unsustainable, various efforts are being made to develop sustainable economies. Yet, proponents struggle to define what is meant by sustainability, particularly, in relation to contested social and cultural values. The session welcomes ideas for social values that might be incorporated into parameters for sustainable economies on topics that could include equity, empathy, education, human rights, poverty, health, environmental qualities, energy, and nutrition. We welcome ideas for a dialogue on socio-cultural values, including diverse gender, race and class-based differences, which should be considered in devising parameters for sustainability studies, such as climate change, ecological diversity and integrity, socio-economic development, urbanism, and environmental justice.

List of presentations (6)
List of Accepted Abstracts (4)
For use or for sale? Symbol, knowledge, and the marketing of indigenous handicrafts in the Brazilian Amazon
Sustainability, Power and Transition
Traditional Agriculture, Biopiracy and Indigenous Rights
Understanding the Impact of Lifestyle on Carbon Footprint
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