|| G-STIC 2018 aims to accelerate the development, dissemination, and deployment of technology innovations that enable the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Focused on integrated technological solutions that impact the SDGs, G-STIC 2018 provides a unique opportunity to join the global technological innovation community that is devoted to enabling transitions to less carbon and resource-intensive economic development models.
By adopting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (September 2015) and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change (December 2015), the international community has set clear goals to shift the world onto a sustainable development path. To limit global temperature rise well below 2 degrees Celsius and to achieve the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda, a transition is needed to more resilient economic and social development models. That in turn requires the active participation of all sectors of society to contribute to the world-wide implementation of new technologies, and new ways of producing and consuming.
Under the lead of VITO (the prime research and technology organisation on cleantech and sustainable development in Belgium), a number of independent and not-for-profit technological research institutes are teaming up to organise a series of Global Sustainable Technology & Innovation Conferences (G-STIC). Bringing together key stakeholders from Science, Technology and Innovation communities (including the private sector) the G-STIC Conference series will help catalyse change, strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development. G-STIC will provide all stakeholders with a forum to review, discuss and identify internationally relevant technological innovations that can lead the world on a more sustainable development course.