The 7th World Sustainability Forum

The 7th World Sustainability Forum in Beijing on Monday, September 17, 2018
The 7th World Sustainability Forum in Beijing on Monday, September 17, 2018
Monday, September 17, 2018 -- Thursday, September 20, 2018, 2000 - 2300
The 7th World Sustainability Forum in September 2018 will give an opportunity to exchange ideas on how to make the world more sustainable in a multi disciplinary environment!

The adoption of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015 was accompanied by what insiders considered an optimism they have not experienced in relation to UN resolutions before. The relative efficiency in the drafting, the absence of trenches between East and West, or between North and South, and the unanimity of support of the 193 countries speak volumes. In stark contrast, sustainability and dealing with it could be the poster child for what Robert Horn called a social mess (2007: 6): “a set of interrelated problems … resistant to analysis and, more importantly, to resolution.” Characteristics of a social mess generally, and sustainability specifically, include an absence of a unique and correct solution, interrelatedness of problems, ideological constraints, multiple possible intervention points, resistance to change, value conflict, and political and economic constraints. While these are excellent ingredients for a thorough academic debate, the issues underpinning the sustainability debate are so urgent that, beyond academic reflection, much more is necessary than what academics, political leaders, administrators, industry, nations, communities, and individuals are habitually prepared to do. The 7th World Sustainability Forum in Beijing in September 2018 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 differences in national context and culture, and how considerable progress on sustainability can be made, despite the multitude of challenges and differences around the world.

On Monday September 17, 2018 at 8:00 pm (ends Thursday September 20, 2018 at 11:00 pm)

Category: Conferences - Energy & Environment - Environment


Early Registration - Academic: CNY 3000
Early Registration - Student: CNY 1500
Academic, low-income country1: CNY 2100
Student, low-income country2: CNY 1050
Late Registration (after 1 June 2018) - Academic: CNY 3500
Late Registration (after 1 June 2018) - Student: CNY 1800
Academic, low-income country3: CNY 2350
Student, low-income country4: CNY 1375

Venue: University of International Business and Economics, 10 Huixin E St, Chaoyang Qu, Beijing, 100029


Starting Price Per Person
1050.00 CNY
Other Information
University of International Business and Economics
10 Huixin E St, Chaoyang Qu
Beijing 100029

Event Organizer Contact
Matthias Burkhalter
+41 61 683 77 34
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Event ID: 112623

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