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Forschungs- und Transferzentrum "Nachhaltigkeit und Klimafolgenmanagement"
Forschungs- und Transferzentrum "Nachhaltigkeit und Klimafolgenmanagement"

5th -7th April 2017: World Symposium on Sustainability Science and Research: Implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Manchester, United Kingdom


Deadline for submission of abstracts: 30th August 2016
Deadline for submission of full papers: 20th November 2016
Deadline for the submission of the revised papers: 20th December 2016
Deadline for registrations: 30th January 2017

How to submit an abstract

An abstract should be up to 200 words, it should describe the rationale and aims of the paper, and some of its results. General descriptions of broad contexts should be avoided.  The full contact details about the author(s) need to be provided. Abstracts should be written in the third person and not in the first or second one (e.g. I, me, or my paper). Please see a sample abstract below. Authors whose abstracts have been accepted, will receive further details about how to submit their full papers, and further logistical information.

The Role of Sustainability Science in Addressing the Challenges Posed in  the Implementation of the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals

Professor Walter Leal
School of Science and the Environment
Manchester Metropolitan University
Chester Street
Manchester, M1 5GD
United Kingdom

Sample Abstract:

The agreement achieved by the nations of the world during the meeting of the UN General Assembly held on 25-27 September 2015, complemented by their commitment to implement the sustainable development goals listed in the Declaration "Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development", is a turning point in history, since it sets a basis upon which the process towards a shift onto a more sustainable and resilient path can be resumed, with clear political support.

However, such a shift is not without challenges.  Apart from the necessary and continuous financial and political support for the next 15 years, so as to realise the ambitions of "Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development", there is a pressing need for scientific support to current and future efforts, which can be offered by Sustainability Science.

This paper provides an analysis of the many challenges that implementing the SDGs pose, and the contributions which Sustainability Science, as an integrated tool, can provide in supporting national and international efforts in this direction. The paper also describes the progress seen since the Millennium Development Goals were set, and outlines the many pitfalls it suffered, and which need to be avoided, so as to allow sustainable development in its various dimensions to be achieved in the post-2015 and pre-2030 process.

Accommodation in Manchester

Marketing Manchester has put together a portal for delegate accommodation for the Symposium, with details on hotels with very reasonable prices. The details can be seen here!

Letzte Änderung: 04.08.16

An die Redaktion


Dr. Mihaela Sima
Institute of Geography
Romanian Academy
E-mail: simamik(@)