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The 5th International Symposium for Farming Systems Design
2015-09-07 to 2015-09-10
Montpellier, France
FSD is an informal interdisciplinary scientific community of practice to promote research and capacity building on farming systems design. “The research focus of the FSD community is the farm system level, the interactions and feedbacks at lower and higher levels of integration and the tools and methods required for understanding and implementing multi-functional farming systems expressing good trade-offs between agricultural production and ecosystems services ”.

http://fsd5.european-agronomy.org/external link

The 5th World Sustainability Forum
2015-09-07 to 2015-09-09
Centre for Teaching and Research of the University Hospital of Basel

2015 is an important year for all of us. We are taking stock of the accomplishments based on the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that were adopted in the year 2000. The results of these efforts are immensely positive. In most countries around the globe, extreme poverty and hunger have been reduced, and infant, child, and maternal mortality have decreased. Girls have better access to primary schooling, progress has been made in slowing the spread of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, access to safe drinking water and sanitation has improved, and more information and knowledge is available to more people via the internet than ever before. However, not all goals have been achieved and some regions have benefitted less, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.

The period marked by the MDGs will end in December 2015. As part of the post-2015 development agenda, the international community is working intensely on a new set of goals, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to be adopted at the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly in the second half of September 2015. The new set of goals, despite their similarity in some aspects, go beyond the MDGs in that (a) the formulation and focus of the goals are more encompassing, explicitly requiring active participation from wealthy and poor nations alike, and that (b) the overall focus is shifting away from ameliorating the situation of poor and underdeveloped regions and societies toward improving the sustainability of global economic and social development while concurrently protecting the environment.

First Call - The 5th World Sustainability Forum (WSF5)- Transitioning toward Sustainability

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BIT's 6th Annual World Gene Convention-2015
2015-11-13 to 2015-11-15
Qingdao, Shandong, China
WGC-2015 features a very strong technical program, mainly focused on: frontier of biotech Industries, biotherapeutics discovery technology, robust technology development, biocatalysis and bioprocessing, recent breakthrough in gene, agriculture, food and Molecular Medicine Industries. It aims to provide a platform for all experts from academia, industry and national labs to discuss latest hot researches and achievements. Attendees will hear world-class speakers discussing the challenges and opportunities facing the gene field. The business & academic experts who are from home and abroad will give excellent keynote speeches.

http://www.bitcongress.com/wgc2015/external link