Starts 25 Jul 2022
Ends 29 Jul 2022
Central European Time
Budinich Lecture Hall (LB)
Strada Costiera, 11 I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)
An ICTP Hybrid Meeting. You can submit your application for participation in presence or online.

The workshop aims at fostering a science based consensus on challenges that are central to sustainability, such as the rising inequality, demographic crises, migrations, biodiversity loss, and impacts of climate change. A wider integration of methods from hard sciences to statistical approaches and demography is needed in order to pursue the identification of general mechanisms, universal features, and stylized facts that are the roots of an comprehensive understanding of the determinants of sustainability.

In particular the workshop will tackle key challenges such as:
1) the mismatch of time-scales between policy measures and the relevant systems' dynamics,
2) accounting for the human impacts and agency and
3) the integration of different dimensions (e.g. inequality, climate, biodiversity, etc).

The ultimate aim is to shed light on the determinants of sustainability in systems of human and non-human interacting agents, with a large scale connectivity in order to delineate a research agenda on how basic sciences can contribute to sustainable development.

The workshop will bring together scientists from different disciplines (economics, ecology, demography, physics, complex systems science, climatology, epidemiology, social sciences, and intelligent systems) in order to promote a wider integration of methods across disciplines.

Speakers include:
S. BARRETT, Columbia University, USA
M. BENZAQUEN, Ecole Polytechnique, France
L. BETTENCOURT, University of Chicago, USA
J. COHEN, Rockefeller University and Columbia University, USA
S. CRABTREE, Santa Fe Institute, USA
M. DACOROGNA, University of Zurich, Switzerland
A. DASGUPTA, UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, Nigeria
P. DASGUPTA, Cambridge University, UK
S. DIAZ, University of Cordoba, Argentina
B. FATH, Towson University, Maryland, USA & IIASA, Austria
M. FRANCO GAVONEL, Oxford University, UK
M. GALESIC, Santa Fe Institute, USA
S. GIETEL-BASTEN, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
P. GONG, Tsinghua University, China
A. GOUJON, IIASA and Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna Institute of Demography, Austria
P.A. MARQUET, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Santa Fe Institute, USA
E. OMODEI, Central European University, Austria
D.P. SCHRAG, Harvard University, USA
J. SHAWE-TAYLOR, University College London UK and IRCAI Ljubljana, Slovenia
A. VESPIGNANI, Northeastern University, USA
D. WOLPERT, Santa Fe Institute, USA

Grants: A limited number of grants are available to support the attendance of selected participants, with priority given to participants from developing countries. There is no registration fee.

In person participation: As regards the COVID-19 policy, we advise to follow the updated rules available on the ICTP page Access Guidelines for Visitors.
**DEADLINE: 12/06/2022**
**Note: the deadline on 1 May 2022 is for applications needing financial support and/or visa and on 12 June 2022 for online applications.**


Stefano FANTONI (FIT, Italy), David KRAKAUER (SFI, USA), Simon LEVIN (Princeton University, USA), Marija MAMOLO (ISTAT, Italy), Guido SANGUINETTI (SISSA, Italy), Jacopo GRILLI (ICTP, Italy), Matteo MARSILI (ICTP, Italy), Local Organiser: Matteo Marsili (ICTP)