"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

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

"Then I say the Earth belongs to each generation during its course, fully and in its right no generation can contract debts greater than may be paid during the course of its existence"

Thomas Jefferson, September 6, 1789

Depending on the Covid-19 situation, the conference will be held in hybrid mode or full online mode.

If you plan to attend the conference on-site (limited number of seats available) make sure to read HEALTH AND SAFETY page (note the mandatory EU Digital COVID Certificate)
Almost 1100 abstracts received!


Zoom link for registered participants will be available through virtual conference platform and COMET system.

Live streaming schedule:

Date and time Event
Monday, October 11 @ 9:00 Opening and Award Ceremony
Monday, October 11 @ 11:30 Invited lecture: Untying the Knot: Explorations to Meet Climate and Sustainability Goals - Prof. Detlef van Vuuren
Monday, October 11 @ 13:30 Invited lecture: The Essence of Geography in Energy Sciences - Prof. Bernd Möller
Monday, October 11 @ 17:30 Panel: Sustainable development in smart cites and smart islands for faster energy transition and democratization of public utilities
Tuesday, October 12 @ 11:30 Invited lecture: The IPCC Sixth Assessment Report: a New Milestone for Our Understanding of Human-caused Climate Change - Dr. Joeri Rogelj
Tuesday, October 12 @ 13:30 Invited lecture: The Impact of Sector Coupling on Future Energy Systems - Prof. Marie Münster
Wednesday, October 13 @ 11:30 Invited lecture: Status of Renewable Energy Systems in the World - Prof. Soteris Kalogirou
Thursday, October 14 @ 11:30 Invited lecture: Enabling Pathways towards Sustainable Urban System Scenarios for Effective Climate Mitigation - Prof. Şiir Kilkiş
Thursday, October 14 @ 13:30 Invited lecture: Flexibility and resilience from multi-energy systems - Prof. Pierluigi Mancarella
Thursday, October 14 @ 17:00 Closing ceremony



Benchmarking the performance of cities across energy, water and environment systems
related metrics presents an opportunity to trigger policy learning, action, and cooperation to bring cities closer to sustainable development.