The 6th International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) with the topic "Breaking Down Silos: Fostering Collaborative Action on the SDGs" will take place in New York from 26 to 28 September 2018. The conference provides a forum for academia, government, civil society, UN agencies, and the private sector to come together to share practical solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It’s organised by Global Association of Master's in Development Practice programs, Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), The Earth Institute, Columbia University, and their Center for Sustainable Development.
Dorothea Schostok, Research Fellow in the Division Future Energy and Mobility Structures at the Wuppertal Institute, will present extracts of the research results on the sustainability strategy of North Rhine-Westphalia and the contribution of sub-national sustainability strategies to achieving the SDGs in the research project "Implementation Experience with Sustainability Strategies of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia – Case Study Sustainability Strategy NRW". Her presentation will focus on the challenges and opportunities associated with the regionalisation of global sustainability indicator sets using the example of the ecological footprint and the planetary boundaries framework. An article entitled "Requirements for the regionalization of global sustainability indicator concepts" will be published in the follow-up to the conference. The research project is funded by the Ministry for Environment, Agriculture, Conservation and Consumer Protection of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (MULNV).
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