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Organizations to work jointly on annual Index and country-level Dashboard for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the next 3 years

The Bertelsmann Stiftung and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) are jointly developing an SDG Index and Dashboard. The new SDG tools, to be released on July 11, 2016, feature a country-level SDG Dashboard, which tracks how every country performs across the 17 SDGs, and an SDG index, which rank countries’ overall performance on the SDGs.

May 30 to Sep 19 2016, 7:00am - 7:00am

Free webinar: Engaging the Community to Build Flood Resilience: 12,000 Rain Gardens for the Puget Sound

Engaging the Community to Build Flood Resilience: 12,000 Rain Gardens for the Puget Sound

JUNE 16, 2016 AT 9:30AM PST   Stewardship Partners and Washington State University are leading a groundbreaking campaign to install 12,000 rain gardens in the Seattle/Puget Sound Region by the end of 2016. Citizens are invited to actively participate in this exciting campaign by installing one or more rain gardens in their community. Rain gardens help immediate surroundings because they:
  • Reduce water pollution
  • Prevent flooding
Jun 16 2016, 9:30am - 10:30am PDT
BC, online, V5A1S6, online

Free Webinar: Engaging the University Community in Realizing Sustainability

Interested in what it takes to develop and launch an award winning organizational sustainability strategy? Organizational leaders from educational institutions and beyond will learn from the Simon Fraser University story of engaging their community in this innovative design and planning process.

May 19 2016, 9:30am - 10:30am PDT
BC, online, V5A1S6, online

World Symposium on Sustainability Science: Implementing the UN SDGs - Manchester, UK, April 2017

In order to illustrate how Sustainability Science can help to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and the many targets of the document "Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development", the "World Symposium on Sustainability Science: Implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals" is being jointly organised by the Hamburg University University of Applied Sciences (Germany) and ManchesterMetropolitan University (UK), in cooperation with various UN bodies, government offices and authorities, universities, enterprises, NGOs and grassroots organisat

Apr 05 to 07 2017, 8:00am - 8:00pm

ICSD 2016 : 4th International Conference on Sustainable Development, 16 - 17 September 2016 Rome, Italy

Conference Objective and Philosophical Framework                 

 The International Conference on Sustainable Development is inspired from the critical challenge of human, environmental, and economic sustainability concerning the present and future generations in a global-scale context

The 4th ICSD 2016 will be held at the Gregorian University, Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy
Friday 16 to Saturday 17 September, 2016.

Sep 16 to 17 2016, 9:00am - 6:45pm
RM, Roma, 00187, Pontifical Gregorian University of Rome - Roma Eventi

Call for abstracts: 2016 International Conference on Sustainable Development (Columbia University)

The aim of the conference is to identify and share practical, evidence-based solutions that can support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The ICSD provides a unique opportunity to bring together stakeholders from government, academia, the United Nations, international agencies, NGOs, and grassroots organizers to share practical solutions towards the achievement of more sustainable and inclusive societies.

Sep 21 to 22 2016, 8:00am - 9:00pm
NY, New York, 10027, Lerner Hall, Columbia University

Call for abstracts: 21st International Conference on Urban Planning and Regional Development in the Information Society, REAL CORP 2016

    REAL CORP 2016


How to become and how to stay a Smart City, and does this improve quality of life?

Call for Papers open until 15 February 2016

For more information and to submit an abstract, click here.

Jun 22 to 24 2016, 8:00am - 8:00pm

Urban Transitions Global Summit 2016: Submit workshop proposal or oral/poster abstract

Urban Transitions Global Summit 2016 Towards a better urban future in an interconnected age 5-9 September 2016 | Shanghai, China

Call for Papers: Submissions for oral and poster presentations invited by 3 March 2016. Nearly 150 oral slots available.

Sep 05 to 09 2016, 8:00am - 8:00pm
31, Shanghai, Shanghai International Convention Center, No.2727,Riverside Avenue Shanghai

Smart Cities Conference and Exhibition, London, Feb. 10-11, 2016

Smart Cities

“The smart city is an alluring vision of the future, in which civic technology such as traffic lights, smart meters for utilities and public transport could all be connected and feed back invaluable data online”

The Smart Cities conference at the Internet of Things Tech Expo Europe will cover all aspects of the development and future of smart cities including development, ecosystems, social considerations and energy.

Feb 10 to 11 2016, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Call for Abstracts: Rethinking Sustainability Models and Practices: Challenges for the New and Old World Contexts

The International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS) is pleased to announce its 22nd Annual Conference to be held 13-15 July 2016 in Lisbon, Portugal. The conference is hosted by the School of Science and Technology (FCT) and the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Research (CENSE) at the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (UNL), in association with ISDRS.

Jul 13 to 15 2016, 8:00am - 5:00pm

BC's Balancing Act: Forest Fires, Ecology, Smoke and Health

Fire is an essential ecological process for many ecosystems in British Columbia, yet our burning forests result in human health and other serious costs. Join Meg Krawchuk, SFU and Sarah Henderson, UBC as they discuss the pros and cons of forest fires in the context of climate change and human health impacts. Meg Krawchuk will highlight where, how and why wildfires play a key role in forested landscapes, amid our contemporary socio-cultural concerns about too much or too little wildfire.

Nov 05 2015, 7:00pm - 9:00pm PST
BC, Vancouver, BC V6C 1W6, 500 Granville Street