Session aims and approach
Within Europe, strategic policy frameworks increasingly reflect the need to transform key systems (food, energy, mobility, housing, etc.) in ways that promote multiple dimensions of sustainability and ensure socially fair outcomes. Most recently, the ‘Political guidelines for the next European Commission 2019-2024’, set out by President-elect Ursula von der Leyen, emphasise the need for far-reaching societal change in the next decade, engaging all sectors of the economy and society. As such, the key question is no longer why or whether transitions are necessary, but how to make them happen.