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|| The Global Sustainable Technology & Innovation Conference (G-STIC 2019)
||VITO (the prime research and technology organization on cleantech and sustainable development in Belgium) and 6 other not-for-profit independent technology research institutes: ACTS (African Centre for Technology Studies, Kenya), FIOCRUZ (Fundação Oswaldo Cruz; Brasil), GIEC (Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, China), IITD (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India), NACETEM (National Centre for Technology Management, Nigeria) and TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute, India)
|| Conferences & Exhibitions
|| 2019/11/20 Brussels
|| 2019/11/22 Brussels
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|| Four years after the launch of Agenda 2030 and its associated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the United Nations, there is a consensus among experts that progress is lacking. This is a clear sign. Achieving the SDGs with business-as-usual is just not possible.
If we want to transform the current production and consumption patterns and open doors to new development and growth opportunities for all, the deployment of market-ready integrated technological solutions is a crucial step. Integrated technological solutions tackle multiple sustainable development challenges across disciplines and sectors and cover aspects of health, housing, food, water, education, energy and climate at the same time. These solutions also take the environmental, the social and the economic dimensions into account.
With G-STIC, we aim at accelerating the transition to a wide-scale deployment of market-ready integrated technological solutions that can have a big impact on the achievement of the SDGs.
Bearing this goal in mind, we identify clusters of market-ready integrated technological solutions and we define the actions that are needed to forward their implementation and set up the institutional, regulatory, policy and business frameworks that are needed to achieve the SDGs.
G-STIC is the key meeting place and global platform for market-ready integrated technological solutions that have the potential to contribute to the achievement of the SDGs.