ICSS2010 2nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABILITY SCIENCE / 23 - 25 June. Rome, Italy
BACKGROUND
ICSS2010 is the second edition of the International Conference on Sustainability Science. The first edition of ICSS, has been promoted by the Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S) of the University of Tokyo and co-organized by IR3S-UNU Sustainability Joint Initiative, in February 2009, as a follow up activity of the Sapporo Sustainability Declaration (SSD) of the G8 University Summit.

The Sapporo Sustainability Declaration, prepared during the G8 University Summit, in 2008, recognized that sustainability issues represent an urgent political concern and that universities have a fundamental responsibility in promoting a transition towards a sustainable world. Following the recommendations of the Sapporo Sustainability Declaration, the first International Conference on Sustainability Science, held in Tokyo in February 2009, gathered scholars from international leading universities and research centres to discuss the different academic approaches and to delineate a framework for integrating and structuring knowledge for sustainability science.

The strong international participation and the growing vivid interest in Sustainability Science of researchers and scholars from the leading research institutions around the world encouraged the promoters of ICSS to assure continuity to the event. ICSS2010 intends to consolidate and develop further the process started during ICSS2009 in Tokyo. ICSS2010 aims to bring advancement in Sustainability Science's knowledge structuring as well a consolidation and formalization of its research Network and solicit the active participation of the different stakeholders in a process of scientific co-production.