Leuphana-KLASICA Workshop of the Knowledge, Learning, and Societal Change Alliance held on 15 Sep 2017 in Lueneburg, Germany

Fostering Collective Behaviour Change Toward Sustainable Futures:
Models, Narratives and Experiments

Humanity faces tremendous challenges and systemic risks, including climate change, resource limitations, and food insecurity. The well-being and perhaps survival of human society depends upon transforming society to just and equitable sustainable futures, particularly in local contexts. A key issue for this transformation is the question of how collective behaviour change toward sustainable futures occurs or can be fostered in diverse communities at different temporal and spatial scales. Addressing this question is at the core of the international research and action alliance KLASICA (www.klasica.org). KLASICA has sought to identify underlying principles of collective behavior change (CBC) to sustainable futures by examining multiple cases in diverse contexts regarding the pre-conditions, success factors, and barriers in these cases (see link below). Read more … Leuphana-KLASICA Workshop of the Knowledge, Learning, and Societal Change Alliance held on 15 Sep 2017 in Lueneburg, Germany




Collective Behavior Change Toward Sustainable Futures:


There have been many calls to address the urgent and critical challenges of changing human society to more sustainable practices in the face of accelerating global change. Remaining safely within the limits of essential resources and life-enabling conditions on Earth and transforming society to reach sustainable and equitable patterns of behavior in our increasingly populated and urban global society are expressed in the Planetary Boundaries discourse and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs). Avoiding transgression of the boundaries and achieving the goals requires major societal transformations at multiple governance levels and spatial scales across the world.

The crucial question is how substantial changes in behaviors and practices of society at multiple levels of governance, sectors of society, and spatial scales can occur. What factors enable or inhibit such major transformation of society? How can the transformations best be fostered through inclusive deliberative democratic means?


Final International Symposium of the ILEK Project

The final international symposium of the ILEK project was held on January 22 at RIHN, Kyoto. The report and movies of all presentations and discussions are now available on the project website. The opening and overview “ILEL Triangle Model and its Enablers” was given by Project Leader Tetsu Sato followed by the session “Sources and Uses of Knowledge in Co-designing Futures in the Arctic” held by Ilan Chabay.

You will find more information here.