How can we make academia a more climate-aware, ecologically and socially ethical place? How can we ensure a more sustainable future?
It is now scientifically established that the current state of the earth, and its evolution, represent a threat to human lives, and ultimately to the human race. Climate change scholars link this climate emergency to excessive consumption of the wealthy lifestyle and call for radical change towards sustainability.
In this panel, we consider how to favour sustainability in academic activities. The cross-disciplinary panel will discuss the way forward including remote academic meetings, optimising the benefits of face-to-face interactions, and nurturing local networks. We will discuss the future of conferences as related to online community building and digital research dissemination. We will also consider how the conventional conference model is conducive to deepening socio-economic, racial and gender inequalities.