Information for Researchers, No. 53 | June 11, 2021

German Sustainability Science Summit 2021

Registration open 18–28 June 2021

Registration open 18–28 June 2021

Deutsches Komitee für Nachhaltigkeitsforschung (DKN, German Committee Future Earth) is a committee of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation). It fosters interdisciplinary, integrative sustainability research in a national and international context and thus promotes cooperation between the disciplines.

The aim is to advance research activities that promote the paths towards a globally sustainable development and society, tackle problems systemically and generate societally relevant knowledge. The DKN offers a platform for exchange and networking on sustainability research to the German scientific community and promotes its further development. Moreover, the DKN is the national contact point and platform for activities within Future Earth, the international research programme for global sustainability, and the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP).

About the Summit

On 8/9 July 2021, the German Sustainability Science Summit 2021 will take place as an interactive virtual event. The Summit continues the series of the German Future Earth Summits organised by the German Committee Future Earth. Participation in the Summit requires registration, and will be free of charge. An early-career researcher workshop on opportunities and challenges for early-career scientists in inter- and transdisciplinary sustainability science will be held on 7 July 2021.

The Summit will provide a platform for exchange on the latest scientific findings in the field of sustainability research. It will cover a range of topics from normativity, epistemology and attainability of sustainable development over extreme events, resilience, social cohesion and well-being to climate change, biodiversity, diet and health. Besides scientific sessions with presentations and discussions, panel discussions, an interactive poster and networking session and other interactive formats will provide room for exchange, discussion and networking across the international science community working on sustainability related topics – within and across disciplines.

Registration for the German Sustainability Science Summit 2021 will be open 
from 18–28 June 2021.

To register for the German Sustainability Science Summit 2021 on 8–9 July 2021 as well as for the early-career workshop on 7 July 2021, please visit the Summit website (link see below). Registration is required to participate in the Summit.

Further Information

Please find the Summit programme and more information on the German Sustainability Science Summit 2021 on the Summit website:

For more information about the work of the DKN, please refer to:

For further enquiries regarding the Summit organisation, please contact the DKN organiser:

Contact at the DFG: