"Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

The Report of the U.N. Brundtland Commission, Our Common Future, 1987
"History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives"

Abba Eban
"If there are to be problems, may they come during my life-time so that I can resolve them and give my children the chance of a good life."

Kenyan proverb

Gold sponsors:

13th SDEWES conference held on the beautiful Italian island Sicily, in Palermo from September 30 - October 4, 2018, is now behind us. It has brought together 400 scientists, researchers, and experts in the field of sustainable development from around 50 countries. We have listened to 330 presentations, seen 80 poster presentations, attended 9 special sessions and one special event, and also had the pleasure of listening to three invited lectures and two panels with some of the most distinguished experts in the field.

All the presentations and videos of the most important events from SDEWES2018 can be found on the conference website: www.palermo2018.sdewes.org/media.php.

Next year, SDEWES is going back to Dubrovnik, Croatia, October 1 - 5, 2019, as traditionally it is organized every two years in the jewel of the Adriatic sea, the city of Dubrovnik. This will be the 14th edition of one of the best conferences on sustainable development, the SDEWES conference series: www.dubrovnik2019.sdewes.org.

For all your questions, please contact us at sdewes2019@sdewes.org, we look forward to hearing from you.

SDEWES Palermo Local Organizing Committee


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