About the Journal

Call for Abstracts

The annual NEST Conference presents an opportunity for exchange between early career researchers (ECRs) working on topics related to sustainability transitions. The 7th NEST Conference (2022) will take place in a hybrid (online+on-site) format, with École normale supérieure (ENS) de Lyon as the host university. 

The conference event will be a platform to present your latest findings and ideas. We expect a range of interesting sessions and keynotes from diverse academic perspectives and creative formats to facilitate exchange. Finally, there will be plenty of fun, time for socializing and networking with your peers from all over the globe! 

 We invite all Ph.D. students and ECRs working on sustainability transitions to submit a 400-word abstract by January 15th, 2022, for a 15-minute presentation followed by a 10-minute discussion. Please include a 100-150 word biography of the presenting author.

We are also accepting abstracts for session contributions more generally if you would like to run a workshop, panel discussion, or contribute through another interesting format please also reach out via email: nestconference2022@gmail.com 

We accept submissions over a wide range of theoretical and empirical topics in the transitions field in a classical NEST-conference fashion. This includes, but is not limited to, understanding transitions; power, agency and politics; governing transitions; civil society, culture, and social movements; businesses and industries; transitions in practice and everyday life; geography of transitions; ethical aspects; and methodologies.

A central aim of this year’s conference is to support scientific collaboration among ECRs between diverse geographic contexts. There is a global call to address diverse environmental crises worldwide. However, notwithstanding political activities on multiple governance levels in a range of sectors aimed to address these, structural inequalities and uneven distribution of resources across geographies and among populations prevail. Sustainability transitions research across disciplines and geographies is critical to address global asymmetries. Therefore, the theme for this year’s conference is “Global Sustainability Transitions: Towards Collaboration among Early Career Researchers”. We believe that tackling a global crisis requires global research perspectives, and the Sustainability Transition field is still primarily dominated by work from the Global North. Together with you, we want to take a step towards bridging this gap. The conference aims to serve as a platform for research to help understand and address the present and future challenges of sustainability transitions globally. 

If you have any questions, please contact: nestconference2022@gmail.com 

Deadline to submit abstracts: 15th January 2022

Communication of the application outcome: Mid-February 2022

Conference dates: 5th and 6th May 2022

Click HERE For more information on this year’s conference location: Lyon, France