"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)
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"
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Schedule displayed below is for on-site participants. All registered participants will have access to our online platform with all presentations which they will be able to view and comment at their convenience. Opening and closing session, panel and plenary lectures will be streamed live on our Youtube channel (and available here) at times indicated in the schedule below. All registered participants will receive a ZOOM link for those events so they can participate with questions.
Timings for the online part of the conference conducted through our virtual conference platforms are indicated below with .
Sessions which will be available live through the virtual conference platform and the conference webpage are indicated with .
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.