Three scientific societies, the Finnish Society for Environmental Sciences, the Finnish NMR Society, and the Finnish Synthetic Chemistry Society together with the University of Jyväskylä, are organizing a conference concentrating on sustainability. Natural Sciences for Sustainability 2023 conference will be held from 14th to 16th of June 2023 at the Agora building on the Mattilanniemi campus of the University of Jyväskylä, Central Finland. The three-day-program of the conference will contain four keynote lectures together with parallel sessions divided in environmental sciences, NMR spectroscopy, and medicinal/organic/pharmaceutical/synthetic chemistry.
The conference is aimed at academic researchers, students, industrial scientists, as well as government and local government employees, not forgetting the public who may participate in the free public lecture on circular economy by Professor Ari Väisänen (in Finnish). It is also a continuum for both the Finnish NMR symposium series and the Chemical Sciences in Biological Challenges conference.
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This Conference will bring together researchers, decision makers and stakeholders from the environmental, health and other sectors. Appropriately, it will take place in Lahti, the European Green Capital for 2021. It follows on from The Helsinki Planetary Health Conference in 2019 and will continue in the spirit of the Helsinki Declaration in emphasizing the urgency for action.
The Conference will focus on how human health and the health of the planet are closely connected and what can be done to protect and enhance both. There can be no doubt that decisions and actions are needed: Climate change, biodiversity loss and most recently the Covid-19 pandemic are profoundly changing the planet and the way people live on it.
Pragmatic solutions to prevent, or more often mitigate, the effects on planetary health are essential. Sustainable food production, water management, urban planning, understanding the health benefits of nature and informed citizens are all fundamental in moving pertinent agendas forward.