5th -7th April 2017: World Symposium on Sustainability Science and Research: Implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Manchester, United Kingdom
Consistent with the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the many requirements to be fulfilled so as to allow its implementation, the aims of the "World Symposium on Sustainability Science and Research: Implementing the 2030 United Nations Agenda for Sustainable Development” are as follows:
- I. to provide a platform to discuss the contribution of Sustainability Science and Research towards the implementation of the SDGs;
- II. to mobilise the relevant actors (i.e. government offices and authorities, universities, enterprises, NGOs and grassroots organisations) working with sustainable development, to gather and deliberate how Sustainability Science and Research can help to achieve the SDGs;
- III. to offer an opportunity for those working with Sustainability Science and Research, and with its various ramifications, to meet their peers from across the world, and to display and present their works;
- IV. to foster the exchange of information, ideas and experiences acquired in the execution of projects, from successful initiatives and good practice.
Last but not least, a further aim of the event will be to document and disseminate the wealth of experiences on Sustainability Science and Research available today. To this purpose, the multi-volume publication “Handbook of Sustainability Science and Research” will be published, with all accepted papers. This landmark publication will be part of the award-winning “World Sustainability Series”, published by Springer, one of the world´s top five scientific publishers. The “Handbook of Sustainability Science and Research” will be fully peer-reviewed and will thus officially count as high calibre publication output for promotion and tenure purposes.
Profile of Participants
Delegates attending the "World Symposium on Sustainability Science and Research: Implementing the 2030 United Nations Agenda for Sustainable Development” will come from a cross-sectoral range of areas. They are:
- I. representatives of government organisations, government offices and local authorities;
- II. researchers working at universities, colleges and research centres;
- III. teaching staff;
- IV. representatives from enterprises;
- V. representatives from NGOs and grassroots organisations
- VI. project officers and consultants;
- VII. other people interested in the field.
It is believed that this wide range of participants will help to outline the need for integrated approaches towards sustainable development, and hence contribute to the implementation of the SDGs.
Letzte Änderung: 18.05.16
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