Leveraging Trade, Global Value Chains, and Standards as Engines of Sustainable Development 17-18 September 2018 | New Delhi, India
The International Convention on Sustainable Trade and Standards (ICSTS) is organized by the India National Platform on Private Sustainability Standards (India PSS Platform) and convened by the Quality Council of India, in collaboration with UNFSS. UNFSS is an inter-agency platform for coordinated work on voluntary sustainability standards and is comprised of UN Environment, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Trade Centre (ITC), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). Registrations are open now.
From topics on international trade, innovations in sustainable global value chains, and sustainability standard settings, to government policies and multi-stakeholder frameworks for sustainable trade, this 2-day event will be the first of its kind multi-stakeholder convention dedicated solely to practical questions of leveraging trade, global value chains, standards and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The inaugural welcoming will be addressed by Dr. Ravi Singh, Secretary General of QCI and special addresses by the Minister of Commerce and Industry, India, H.E Mr. Suresh Prabhu, followed by a briefing chaired by Dr. Harsha Singh, Chair, India PSS Platform; Former Deputy Director General, WTO.
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Venice 2018 Symposium
The production of energy from alternative sources and its impact on climate change are among the main strategic tools implicated in the sustainable development of our society. Numerous types of biomass and wastes contribute towards the production of energy and reduction in the use of fossil fuels by means of biological, chemical and thermal processes. Existing biomass and waste to energy technologies are currently undergoing rapid development. Despite growing interest in the use of these technologies, in many countries their implementation remains limited.
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 will feature 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 tens of different countries worldwide.
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What is the future of our city regions? Will they be unbearably hot and regularly flooded by intense rains and high tides? Will they be increasingly unhealthy and more divided between ‘us and them’? Will there be a lack of green space and job opportunities? Will there even be bird song?
CitiesAlive® provides green infrastructure solutions to urban challenges by bringing together design professionals and policy makers. Discover cutting edge design projects, policy developments, new research, and innovative products that are shaping a better, more resilient future.
Returning to the East Coast, CitiesAlive®, Annual Green Infrastructure Conference will take place in Brooklyn, New York September 24-28. This year’s conference will profile leading edge living architecture and green infrastructure technology and strategies suited to New York’s unique characteristics and challenges through a trade show exhibition, and a variety of tours, technical sessions, and workshops. This year’s theme is Green Infrastructure, Designing the Future of Resiliency. CitiesAlive® 2018 will explore topics like urban agriculture, vertical forests, coastal greening, green finance, new regulations, performance metrics, research, integrated stormwater capture and reuse and more.
for more information:https://citiesalive.org/
The 7th World Sustainability Forum and the Sustainable Development Education Forum will be held from 18-21 September 2018 at the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in Beijing, China. WSF2018 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), International Green Economy Association (IGEA), and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN SDSN).
for more information: https://sciforum.net/conference/wsf-7