r4d programme is partnering with the 8th World Sustainability Forum

The r4d programme is cooperation partner of the 8th World Sustainability Forum that will take place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 15 to 17 September 2020. We invite the r4d community to submit abstracts and to attend this event at a reduced price. The r4d programme will be present in the exhibitions area with a booth. Join us!

​The r4d programme invites the r4d research community to benefit from the World Sustainability Forum 2020, taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 15 to 17 September 2020. Abstracts can be submitted until 1 March 2020.

September 2020 marks the 5th birthday of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The 8th World Sustainability Forum is not only celebrating this anniversary, but is also taking stock of where we are in relation to a more sustainable world, what has worked, what has not yet worked, and where we need to go next.

Many countries have integrated sustainability and environmental protection as part of their national development agenda, many businesses have realised the considerable long-term potential in sustainable development, and many research agendas have aligned with sustainability goals. It is now time for the research, policy, and business communities to enter into enduring dialogue and to embrace greater global responsibilities. The forum aims to contribute to building a platform and network for a sustainability agenda that fosters partnerships among stakeholders beyond the boundaries of academic disciplines, narrow national agendas, and quarterly spreadsheets. The quest is to conceive of ways to assure long-term sustainable development for our people, our planet, as well as societal and corporate benefit.

The 8th World Sustainability Forum is an international scientific conference coordinated by the open access publisher MDPI, partially sponsored by the MDPI Sustainability Foundation, under the patronage of the University of Basel, the University of Geneva and  the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. The language of the conference is English.

The Forum is part of the First World Sustainability Week which runs from 14-19 September 2020 and comprises of satellite events.

Benefits for researchers and partners associated with the r4d programme:

  • 20% discount on all registration fees (please contact us for a confirmation of your affiliation with the r4d programme)
  • Display of your outputs at the r4d programme booth in the exhibition area
  • Vibrant exchanges with the World Sustainability community

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