Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

The Report of the U.N. Brundtland Commission, Our Common Future, 1987

"History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives"

Abba Eban

"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."

Buckminster Fuller, philosopher, futurist and global thinker (1895 - 1983)



Zoom link for registered participants will be available through virtual conference platform and COMET system.

Live streaming schedule:

Date and time Event
Monday, October 11 @ 9:00 Opening and Award Ceremony
Monday, October 11 @ 11:30 Invited lecture: Untying the Knot: Explorations to Meet Climate and Sustainability Goals - Prof. Detlef van Vuuren
Monday, October 11 @ 13:30 Invited lecture: The Essence of Geography in Energy Sciences - Prof. Bernd Möller
Monday, October 11 @ 17:30 Panel: Sustainable development in smart cites and smart islands for faster energy transition and democratization of public utilities
Tuesday, October 12 @ 11:30 Invited lecture: The IPCC Sixth Assessment Report: a New Milestone for Our Understanding of Human-caused Climate Change - Dr. Joeri Rogelj
Tuesday, October 12 @ 13:30 Invited lecture: The Impact of Sector Coupling on Future Energy Systems - Prof. Marie Münster
Wednesday, October 13 @ 11:30 Invited lecture: Status of Renewable Energy Systems in the World - Prof. Soteris Kalogirou
Thursday, October 14 @ 11:30 Invited lecture: Enabling Pathways towards Sustainable Urban System Scenarios for Effective Climate Mitigation - Prof. Şiir Kilkiş
Thursday, October 14 @ 13:30 Invited lecture: Flexibility and resilience from multi-energy systems - Prof. Pierluigi Mancarella
Thursday, October 14 @ 17:00 Closing ceremony



Benchmarking the performance of cities across energy, water and environment systems
related metrics presents an opportunity to trigger policy learning, action, and cooperation to bring cities closer to sustainable development.