- Nature and society: synergies, conflicts, trade-offs
- 2-4 May 2017
- Ghent, Belgium
- Fee: €50 for ALTER-Net members (€100 for non-members)
We are pleased to announce that registration for our 3rd international conference is now open. Our conference, which will once again take place in the beautiful Belgian city of Ghent, from 2-4 May 2017, is called 'Nature and Society: Synergies, conflicts and trade-offs'. Deadline for registration is April 20th.
Synergies, conflicts and trade-offs in the relationship between nature and society are key processes in socio-ecological systems. While conflicts are regarded as challenging and difficult trade-offs between ecosystem services are often necessary, the search for synergies and win-win solutions are essential steps in finding lasting solutions to major socio-environmental issues.
Through critical views from a range of disciplines, the conference aims to develop a deeper understanding of conflicts in human-nature relationships, and to explore the possibility that such conflicts may – through their resolution – actually lead to more sustainable solutions.
Through a mix of plenary sessions and interactive ‘living lab’ type workshop sessions, representatives from a wide range of disciplines (including those who may not be considered the ‘usual players’ in environmental debates) will collaborate towards developing a practical guide to nature-related synergies, conflicts and trade-offs, focusing on positive outcomes for nature and society.