International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) 2017

The Fifth Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) will be held on 18 & 19 September 2017 in New York City. ICSD is SDSN’s flagship annual conference. The conference brings together people from research, policy, practice, and business to share practical solutions for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at local and national levels.

Abstract submission is due by 1 May and registration is now open.

The theme of the conference this year is The World in 2050: Looking Ahead for Sustainable Development. It will cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • Poverty Eradication, Social Protection, and Equality in the SDGs
  • Agronomy for Sustainable Development
  • Tools & Technology to Improve Health in Rural Areas
  • Health Economics
  • Health and Sustainable Development
  • The Role of Universities in the Implementation of the SDGs
  • Education for Sustainable Development: An Issue of Consciousness and Values
  • Gender and Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable Use of Water Resources
  • Water, Energy, and Agriculture in the Context of Climate Change and the SDGs
  • Towards Affordable and Clean Energy through Life Cycle Thinking
  • Governance of Energy Transformations: Key to Sustainable Electric Systems
  • Green Growth: How Can We All Profit from the Low Carbon Transition?
  • Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Approaches to Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable Development Challenges in Urban Areas (Climate, Water, Natural Resources, Transportation, etc.)
  • Fostering Equity and Social Inclusion in Cities
  • Sustainable Consumption and Production
  • Building Resilience to Climate Change
  • Extreme Events Affecting Life and Livelihood for Small Island States
  • Sustainable Blue Growth
  • Conserving Habitats and Biodiversity in Latin America & the Caribbean
  • The Role of Natural Resources in Peace-Building

And several on cross-cutting issues:

  • Economics and Demography of Natural Disasters
  • Enhancing the Resilience of Livelihoods and Production Systems in the Sahel, Africa
  • The Arts as a Tool to Raise Awareness of the SDGs
  • Indicators, Feedback Loops, and Impact Evaluation for the SDGs
  • Sustainability Science from SDSN Northern Europe
  • New Technologies and Solutions for Development Practice

For all the latest details go to the conference website: