Call for Papers: Planetary Futures of Health and Wellbeing, 15–17 June 2022, Turku, Finland & online

Welcome to the 22nd Futures Conference organised by Finland Futures Research Centre and Finland Futures Academy, University of Turku.

Earth’s systems are undergoing drastic transformations due to climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution and other human-caused environmental pressures. These changes are expected to introduce profound challenges for people and the rest of Earth’s life over the coming decades as various planetary system limits are crossed. Futures conference 2022 focuses on the wide variety of ways people imagine planetary futures to inform their ambitions to produce general health and wellbeing in our societies. 

This conference explores questions such as: How can people today identify new pathways for fostering the conditions and behaviours that allow human and non-human life to thrive? How can health and wellbeing for humans and other species be supported at planetary scale? What structures and actions are needed to produce a sufficient level of human wellbeing at the global level to improve our socio-ecological resilience?

The ‘Planetary Futures’ conference will create a cross-disciplinary platform where participants can meet, share, and discuss new ideas concerning health and wellbeing in relation to planetary sustainability. We aim to share the latest research results in futures research and promote networking between people from different backgrounds.

We invite interested contributors from universities, research institutes, companies, governmental and non-governmental organisations to submit an abstract (max. 400 words) no later than 31 January 2022.

See detailed Call for Papers on the Conference website:

Welcome to Turku in June 2022!

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