Theme: Challenges and Prospects of Attaining Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within Planetary Boundaries
Date: 21 – 25 August 2017
Venue: Opening Ceremony: Trenchard Hall, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Technical Sessions: University of Ibadan Centre for Sustainable Development,
20 Awolowo Avenue, Old Bodija Estate, Ibadan, Nigeria
The Summit is aimed at investigating and understanding how Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be achieved within the planetary boundaries. The summit shall engage key stakeholders in discourse to x-ray development process, bearing in mind the myriad of challenges that developing countries face. This year’s Summit is jointly organized by the University of Ibadan Centre for Sustainable Development in conjunction with African Sustainable Development Network (ASUDNET), and Sustainable Development Solutions Network – Nigeria (NSDSN).
Human activities are generally channelled towards improvement and development of communities and the world in general. However, these activities also impinge on the environment and if humans do not act responsibly in their actions, there are possibilities for them to pass certain thresholds or tipping points, defined as “planetary boundaries”. Once this happens, there is the risk of “irreversible and abrupt environmental change. Responsibilities on the part of human beings include responsible production and consumption, responsible population growth, responsible human capital (education and health) accumulation among others. All these actions while they can lead to development, also challenge the resilience of the planet to support human activity.
The fundamental question is how our societies can develop in a just and safe way within the planet’s boundaries. Some query the concept of planetary boundaries, in particular whether we face risks of abrupt, irreversible changes, with potentially catastrophic implications for poverty alleviation and human development.
This Summit will therefore explore the various theoretical and practical ways of understanding current debates in the global sustainability arena and emerging examples of approaches and solutions currently being developed and deployed so that the Sustainable Development Goals can be effectively and efficiently achieved both individually and collectively.
- Clean Energy and Sustainable Infrastructure
- Climate Change and Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
- Ending Poverty and Narrowing Inequality
- Health, Water and Sanitation
- Inclusive Economic Growth, Prosperity and Sustainable Businesses
- Innovative Science and Technology
- Environmental limits to Human Development
- Politics and Governance (including Communications Conflicts and Partnership)
- Quality Education, Job Skills and Decent Work
- Sustainable Land Use and Rural Development
- Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements
- Tourism and Sustainable Development
Registration fee is $200 while student registration is $75. Participants from Nigeria may pay local equivalents of the above rates. For further details on ISDS, please visit www.isdsconfrence.com
Submission of abstracts and full papers
Those willing to present papers at the Summit should submit an extended abstract (2-4 pages). The extended abstracts must be sufficiently detailed to allow the session Organisers to judge the merits of the paper. It should include a description of the topic to be studied, theoretical focus, research methods, and findings. Priority will be given to papers that emphasise empirical research with clear implications for policy design and implementations. Please email your abstract to [email protected] and copy [email protected] and [email protected]. Please indicate ISDS 2017 in the Subject Heading.
Submission of Extended Abstract for oral Presentation and Posters Opens
1 February, 2017
Extended Abstract Submission Closes
19 June, 2017
Notification of Acceptance
7 July, 2017
Submission of the Full Papers (Optional)
31 July, 2017
Pre-Summit Workshop on Sustainability and Rural Development
21 August, 2017
Main Summit (ISDS)
22 August – 24 August 2017
Development Practice Annual Luncheon
25 August 2017
Annual General Meeting of SDSN- Nigeria
25 August 2017