Global societal challenges such as climate change, the loss of biodiversityand nature’s contributions to people, food security for all, decreasing social inequalities and preventing and overcoming violent conflicts require strong interdisciplinary and international research collaboration. Research at the interface of environment and development is often hampered by traditional academic boundaries. New ideas and fresh research approaches are neededto meet such challenges. Young researchers in particular play a key role in doing so.
To address these important research challenges and help overcome these structural barriers within academia, the five German research institutes ATB, GIGA, IGZ, ZALF and ZMT have initiated the Leibniz Environment and Development Symposium (LEADS). The aim of LEADS is to foster exchange on interdisciplinary and international research and stimulate collaboration on global societal challenges among early career researchers and senior scholars. As such LEADS also contributesto the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by the United Nations.
Please find the Call for Papers here.
Academic Committee: Tilman Brück (IGZ), Philipp Grundmann (ATB),
Jann Lay (GIGA), Lasse Loft (ZALF), and Achim Schlüter (ZMT)
Organizing Committee: Lasse Loft (ZALF), Barbara Schröter (ZALF),
Jann Lay (GIGA)