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3rd World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities (WSSD-U-2016)

Following-up the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20)

14-16 September 2016,
Massachussets Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA

The 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), also known as “Rio+20”, was a  historical event. Held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in June 2012, this landmark gathering agreed on various sets of actions to make the world a better and more sustainable place to live in. In particular, the document “The Future We Want”, outlined many of the measures countries across the world should pursue and implement, in order to translate  the principles of sustainable development into practice.

As a parallel event to UNCSD, the  1st World Symposium on Sustainable Development  at Universities” (WSSD-U-2012) was held in Rio de Janeiro on 5-6 June 2012. It was then followed up by the 2rd World Symposium on Sustainable Development  at Universities” (WSSD-U-2014), which was held in Manchester, UK.  The event led to three ground-breaking publications on the theory and practice of sustainable development,  and showed the need for a continuation of the dialogue among sustainability academics and practitioners, so as to address the issues, matters and problems at hand.

It is against this background that the “3rd World Symposium on Sustainable Development  at Universities” (WSSD-U-2016) will be organised  by the Office of Sustainability of the Massachussets Institute of Technology (MIT), Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) and the Research and Transfer Centre “Applications of Life Sciences” of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany), in cooperation with the United Nations University initiative “Regional Centres of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development” (RCE).

The theme of the “3rd World Symposium on Sustainable Development  at Universities” (WSSD-U-2016) is: "Designing Tomorrow’s Campus: Resiliency, Vulnerability, and Adaptation". Thanks to its theme and scope, the event will contribute to the further development of this fast-growing field.

Letzte Änderung: 20.07.16

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Confererence Administrator and Contact Point for further Details

WSSD-U-2016

All questions related to abstracts and registrations should be sent to:
Dr. Mihaela Sima Institute of Geography,
Romanian Academy
E-mail: simamik(@)yahoo.com

Call for Papers

Draft Programme