The Ecosystem Services Partnership will organize several conferences in 2018 focusing on the use of the ecosystem services concept in science, policy and practice to find ‘nature based solutions’ for conservation and sustainable development issues in the MENA-region (Jordan, 22-26 April), Asia (India 9-13 October), Europe (Spain, 14-19 Oct), Latin America (Brazil, 22-25 October) and N. America, together with ACES (in Washington, USA, 3-7 December).For more information, please visit:
Topic: Building Bridges across Disciplines for Transformative Education and a Sustainable Future
The 24th Symposium on Chemistry and Science Education, taking place at the University of Bremen in June 2018, continues a long tradition of symposia stretching back to 1981. The symposia has previously, in 2014, focused on the question of how science education research can help to improve chemistry and science teaching and learning, and also what objectives need to be set. In recent years, debate on the sustainable development of our future added another dimension towards this discussion and, therefore, we meet again to exchange state of the art knowledge and experience. For further information, please visit http://www.chemiedidaktik.uni‐bremen.de/symp2018/index.html (The program will be published on the web by late February 2018)
Topic: Navigating Complexity: Human-Environmental Solutions for a Challenging Future
The 2018 Conference of the Society for Human Ecology is meant to be as broadly interdisciplinary as possible—bridging science, social science and policy perspectives—with literature, humanities and creative arts. Like previous SHE meetings, it is intended to bring together a diverse group of educators, researchers and practitioners who utilize, or are interested in, interdisciplinary and ecological approaches. We look forward to a diverse and exciting program with an excellent range of speakers, symposia, round-tables and individual presentations.For more information, please visit:
International Conference on Sustainable Development 2018 is jointly presented by International Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Law (ICIRL), Centre for Research in Social Justice and Policy (CRSJP) at Laurentian University and Ontario International Development Agency (OIDA) in Canada and Institute for Sustainability Newcastle University Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 5TQ, United Kingdom.
The International Conference on Sustainable Development 2018 UK consists of following themes. 1. Development, 2. Economics, 3. Environment and Natural Resources, 4. Food and Agriculture, 5. Governance, 6. Health, 7. Information and communication, 8. Science and technology, 9. Social policy. 10. Gender equality
This conference has the following objectives,
• to provide an interdisciplinary forum on global sustainable development for practitioners and academics;
• to foster dialogue among various stakeholders, including senior level policy makers, academics, and practitioners;
• to propose multidisciplinary strategies for economic, socio-political, cultural, and institutional changes;
• to allow stakeholders to share their experiences and research results about all aspects of sustainable human and social development;
• to discuss the practical challenges encountered in promoting sustainable development and the solutions adopted; and
• to find global partners for future business or research collaborations.
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Venue: University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China
Organizing Institutions: China: University of International Business and Economics and Tsinghua University; Switzerland: University of Basel and MDPI
The 7th World Sustainability Forum is an international scientific conference sponsored by the journal Sustainability under the patronage of the University of International Business and Economics (Beijing), Tsinghua University (Beijing), University of Basel (Switzerland), MDPI AG Basel (Switzerland), International Green Economy Association (IGEA), and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN SDSN).
The World Sustainability Forum (WSF) is an annual sustainability conference organized by MDPI. It is an excellent opportunity for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to engage with this topic, to expose the urgency of the issues, and to recognize individual, collective, and national opportunities associated therewith. The WSF2018 in China is also an excellent opportunity to sensitize researchers toward national and cultural differences, and how considerable progress can be made in sustainability, despite the multitude of challenges and differences around the world.
The programme of WSF2018 is very rich, including 12 topics and two awards. The World Sustainability Award and the Emerging Sustainability Leader Award will be conferred at the gala dinner of the conference. The World Sustainability Award comprises USD 100,000; the Emerging Sustainability Leader Award comprises USD 10,000.
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The theme of IBPC2018 is “Healthy, Intelligent, and Resilient Buildings and Urban Environments”. It will provide a forum for scientific, technological and design exchanges through multiple platforms: (1) presentations of original research and development work and findings; (2) demonstrations and exhibitions of innovative green building technologies; and (3) discussions of future challenges and opportunities. It will cover a wide range of research topics cutting across multiple scales of the built environmental systems, ranging from nano-material applications, to micro-environments around occupants, to rooms and whole buildings, and to neighborhood and urban scales (http://ibpc2018.org/conference-topics/). The goal of the conference is to advance the collective understanding of the nature and behavior of the cyber–physical systems in these different scales, how they interact, and what can be done to optimize their design and operation for healthy, intelligent and resilient buildings and urban environments.For more information, please visit:
The aim of the Venice 2018 Symposium is to focus on the advances made in the application of different substrates and biological/thermal technologies for energy recovery from biomass and waste and to encourage discussion in these fields. The conference includes three days of scientific presentations plus one day of guided technical tours at biochemical and thermochemical plants, with an expected attendance of over 600 delegates from many countries worldwide.For more information, please visit: