Program 3rd German Future Earth Summit

Thursday, 8th February

10:00 - 10:15  Welcome remarks


10:15 - 10:45  Introductory session


Future Earth Knowledge-Action Networks: current und future guiding principles

Amy Luers, Future Earth 


Future Earth in Germany

Martin Visbeck, German Committee Future Earth


10:45 - 12:30  Panel discussion "Science, policy & 

global sustainability" (German language)

 Moderation: Jan Martin Wiarda



 Armin Grunwald, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology


Diskussion mit

Jakob Rhyner, UNU-EHS

Imme Scholz, German Development Institute

Barbara Unmüßig, Böll Stiftung




12:30 - 14:00  Lunch

14:00 - 14:30  The international Future Earth program

"KAN development, implementation and activities – first examples"


In dialogue with

Philip Vergragt, Tellus Institute & member KAN Development Team on Sustainable Consumption and Production

Chadia Wannous, United Nations office for Disaster Risk Reduction & member KAN Development Team on Health

Anna Zivian, Ocean Conservancy & member KAN Development Team Ocean


14:30 - 16:30  Parallel interactive sessions

"Future Earth Knowledge Action Networks (KAN)" 

      • KAN session on "Natural Assets"

Shifting the paradigm -  seeking alternative land management approaches for sustainable agriculture

organised by C. Krug, Universität Zürich, A. de Bremond, Center for Development and Environment, K. Krewenka, Hamburg University, G. Schütte, Hamburg University.

      • KAN session on "SDGs"

SDGs and trade-offs: Biomass as an example for the role of science in policy formulation and implementation

organised by U. R. Fritsche, IINAS. 

      • KAN session on "Water-Energy-Food Nexus"

Challenges of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

organised by J. Friedrich, KIT, S. Köpke, Universität Kassel, K. Krumme, Universität Duisburg-Essen, H. Lehn, KIT, A. Melkonyan, Universität Duisburg-Essen,  W.-R. Poganietz, KIT, A. Ploeger, Universität Kassel, S. Withanachchi, Universität Kassel.

      • KAN session on "Finance and Economics"

Reconnecting Economics and Finance to Earth    

organised by R. Cremades, Climate Service Center Germany, A. Haas, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies Potsdam, L. Zsolnai, Corvinus University of Budapest.

      •  KAN session on "Transformations"

Transformative indicators and the transformation of work    

organised by K. Schleicher, Center for Transformation Research and Sustainability - TransZent, G. Jochum, TU Munich, Hans Haake, Wuppertal Institute, Ana Cárdenas, ISF Munich.

      • KAN session on "Sustainable Consumption and Production"

Global responsibility and spillovers in achieving the SDGs

organised by H. Hoff, PIK, S. Malelu, GIZ.


  incl. coffee break 


parallel Open Space


15 min break


16:45 - 17:45  Dialogue

"Agenda setting in research on SDGs"



17:45-18:15    Lightning talks

      • Research post award "Global Sustainability"
      • Working groups & co-design project groups German Committee Future Earth 

Sustainable work (by G. Jochum, TU Munich)Urban sustainability transformations (by K. Krellenberg, Tilia, F. Koch, UFZ)Social innovations (by A. Ernst, Kassel University, B. Blättel-Mink, Frankfurt University), Societal resilience and climate extremes (by M. Reichstein, MPI Biogeochemie Jena)

      • German network of Early Career Scientists in Future Earth


18:15 - 18:30  Conclusion Day 1

with some highlights of sessions and Open Space



18:30 - 21:00  Get together




Friday, 9th February

09:00 - 10:00  Dialogue

"Stakeholder partnerships and initiatives: lessons learned"


Input statements

      • John Ingram, University of Oxford
      • Matthias Bergmann, ISOE

In dialogue with

Matthias Bergmann, ISOE

Anita Engels, Hamburg University

John Ingram, University of Oxford

Florian Koch, UFZ

Asun St. Clair, DNVGL


10:00 - 12:00  Parallel roundtable discussions/workshops

"Managing expectations"

      • The role of social sciences and the humanities at the interface of environmental sciences and international political fora

organised by  M. Akhtar-Schuster & C. Textor, DLR

      • Policy pathways for healthier, more equitable and more environmental sustainable lifestyles

organised by  R. Strube & F. Grossi, Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production

      • Societal resilience and climate extremes

organised by P. Mahrenholz, UBA, D. Frank, MPI for Biogeochemistry, F. Kreienkamp, DWD, M. Reichenstein, MPI for Biogeochemistry, J. Scheffran, Hamburg University.

      • Town and country in the flow - creating sustainable climate landscapes

organised by  N. J. Schneevoigt, University of Bonn, H. Wolpensinger, WILA Bonn, C. Oldenburg, University of Bonn, A. Rienow, Ruhr-University Bochum, F. Thonfeld, University of Bonn, A. Valentin, WILA Bonn.

      • What do stakeholders expect from science with regard to indicators on global responsibility?    

organised by A. Kloke-Lesch, SDSN Germany.

      • Beyond “speaking truth to power“? The implications of co-creation for research and policy advice

organised by J. Spangenberg, UFZ, J. Herberg, IASS Potsdam.



incl. coffee break



12:00 - 13:00 Lunch



13:00 - 14:30  Dialogue 

"The way to go: sustainability in science and research"


Input statements & dialogue with

Silke Bertram, VolkswagenStiftung (tbc)

Christoph Hansert, DAAD

Katharina Helming, ZALF 

Michael Hoch, Universität Bonn (tbc)

Adolf Kloke-Lesch, SDSN Germany 



14:30 - 15:00 Highlights roundtable discussions


15:00-15:15  Conclusion and closing remarks

Special Events


Wednesday, 7th February 2018

16:00-18:00     Networking meeting German Network of Early Career Scientists in Future Earth

organised by Antje Brock, FU Berlin, Katrin Daedlow, ZALF, Franziska Schünemann, IfW.




updated, 8.12.2017

Contact & Organiser:


German Committee Future Earth

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70191 Stuttgart, Germany


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