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

World Sustainable Development Research and Transfer Centre (WSD-RTC)

Schedule and Work Programme of the World Sustainable Development Research and Transfer Centre

The operational schedule is as follows :

  • Announcement of creation of WSD-RTC: 7th April 2017 in Manchester 
  • Set -up of offices and cooperation agreements with associated offices and partners: April to June 2017
  • Official opening: September 2017

Operationally, from 2017 to 2030, WSD-RTC will perform the following activities:

a) Organisation of the biennial World Symposium on Sustainability in Higher Education (WSSD-U-series), the world´s prime event gathering researchers/ practitioners on sustainability in higher education to be held in: 

  • 2018 (Malaysia, in September 2018)
  • 2020 (to be held in Africa in September 2020)
  • 2022 (to be held in Asia in September 2022)
  • 2024 (to be held in the Pacific Region in September 2024)
  • 2026 (to be held in Latin America in September 2026)
  • 2028 (to be held in Europe in September 2028)
  • 2030 (to be held in North America in September 2030)

b) Organisation of the biennial Symposium on Sustainability Science and Research. Following the pioneering “World Symposium on Sustainability Science and Research: Implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals”, held in Manchester, United Kingdom on 5th -7th April 2017, subsequent events will be planned on  a biennial basis, in: 

  • 2019 (to be held in North America in September 2019) 
  • 2021 (to be held in Asia in September 2021)
  • 2023  (to be held in the Pacific Region in September 2023) 
  • 2025  (to be held in Africa in September 2025)
  • 2027 (to be held in Latin America in September 2027)
  • 2029 (to be held in Europe in September 2029)
  • 2030 (to be held in North America in September 2030 closing “Agenda 2030”)

The biennial Symposia will cater for a monitoring of progresses in the implementation of the SDGs, with a focus on research and technology transfer aspects.

c) Execution of sustainability projects submitted to national and international bodies. The projects will be prepared by WSD-RTC staff and by its various partners. Being donor-driven, the themes of the projects will be related to the themes set by the funding bodies, bearing connections with one or more of the SDGs.

d) Provision of advice to government and non-governmental agencies interested in the implementation of the SDGs. Support to national governments and international organisations will be provided, in implementing the SDGs.

e) Organisation of courses and training events on the SDGs. In order to build capacity and place staff at government and non-government agencies, as well as those in the private sector in a better position to implement the SDGs, specific training courses and seminars will be organized. These will be held in the countries which will offer to host them.

f) Publication  and dissemination of experiences. In order to ensure that experiences on the implementation of the SDGs are documented and disseminated,  the World Sustainable Development Research and Transfer Website will be set up. The site will be used to both, promote the activities of the WSD-RTF, and the work performed by other organisations interested to support the implementation of the SDGs. The WSD-RTC staff will also actively engage with publishers and identify suitable outlets for the promotion of experiences.

The staff at WSD-RTC will be present at key events and will interact as much as possible with the user community, always keen to gather ideas, suggestions or advice on how to continuously improve its activities.

Letzte Änderung: 07.03.17

An die Redaktion

Contact

Professor Walter Leal
World Sustainable Development Research and Transfer Centre (WSD-RTC)
Hamburg University of Life Sciences
Faculty of Life Sciences
Ulmenliet 2021033 Hamburg
Germany


Tel: +49-40-42875-6313
Fax: +49-40-42875-6313

wsd-rtc(@)ls.haw-hamburg.de