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Contemplative Sustainable Futures

Supporting funding organisation
The Swedish Research Council Formas & the Sustainable Urban Transformation Project (prolongation 2016-2019).

Project leader
Christine Wamsler, Professor at Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS)

Project summary
Humanity is facing increasingly complex environmental and sustainability challenges. Current coordination mechanisms, problem-solving strategies, and modes of scientific inquiry, teaching and learning appear insufficient to address these challenges. As a result, inner transition (embodied in notions such as mindfulness and compassion) is emerging as a potential new area of exploration. The “Contemplative Sustainable Futures Program” was set up to explore this new area and create space and opportunities for learning, networking and knowledge development on this topic. In this context, special attention is given to the issue of - what we call -  'mindful climate adaptation and risk reduction'.

Religious practices, spiritual practices, contemplative practices, other ways of knowing, inner transition, inner transformation, mindfulness, compassion, animism, ecopsychology, well-being.

The “Contemplative Sustainable Futures Program” consists of different building blocks and includes the creation of a scientific network and database. Please send an email to christine [dot] wamsler [at] lucsus [dot] lu [dot] se if you would like to become part of this network (and related mailing lists) or would like to share relevant research, practice or teaching approaches.


Related links
Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (ACMHE)










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