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The 7th World Sustainability Forum

19/09/2018 - 21/09/2018, Beijing, China

SDGs, Sustainable Development, Agenda 2030, Sustainability
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Welcome from the Chairs

The adoption of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015 was accompanied by what insiders considered an optimism they have not experienced in relation to UN resolutions before. The relative efficiency in the drafting, the absence of trenches between East and West, or between North and South, and the unanimity of support of the 193 countries speak volumes. In stark contrast, sustainability and dealing with it could be the poster child for what Robert Horn called a social mess (2007: 6): “a set of interrelated problems … resistant to analysis and, more importantly, to resolution.” Characteristics of a social mess generally, and sustainability specifically, include an absence of a unique and correct solution, interrelatedness of problems, ideological constraints, multiple possible intervention points, resistance to change, value conflict, and political and economic constraints. While these are excellent ingredients for a thorough academic debate, the issues underpinning the sustainability debate are so urgent that, beyond academic reflection, much more is necessary than what academics, political leaders, administrators, industry, nations, communities, and individuals are habitually prepared to do.

The 7th World Sustainability Forum in Beijing in September 2018 is an excellent opportunity for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to engage with this topic, to expose the urgency of the issues, and to recognize individual, collective, and national opportunities associated therewith. The WSF2018 in China is also an excellent opportunity to sensitize researchers toward differences in national context and culture, and how considerable progress on sustainability can be made, despite the multitude of challenges and differences around the world.

The 7th World Sustainability Forum

19-21 September 2018

Venue Adress:
Chengxin Building University of International Business and Economics (UIBE)
10 Huixin East Road Chaoyang Dist. Beijing
对外经济贸易大学
北京市朝阳区惠新东街10号


Organizing Institutions: China: University of International Business and Economics and Tsinghua University

The 7th World Sustainability Forum and the Sustainable Development Education Forum will be held from 18-21 September 2018 at the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in Beijing, China. WSF2018 is an international scientific conference sponsored by the journal Sustainability under the patronage of the  University of International Business and Economics (Beijing), Tsinghua University (Beijing), International Green Economy Association (IGEA),  and  the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN SDSN).

Conference presentations will be simultaneously translated between Chinese/Mandarin and English.

The World Sustainability Award and the Emerging Sustainability Leader Award will be conferred at the gala dinner of the conference. The World Sustainability Award is endowed with USD 100'000; the Emerging Sustainability Leader Award with USD 10'000.

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Confirmed Keynote Speakers




Mr Zukang Sha
Former Chinese Ambassador to the UN and Honorary Chairman of IGEA, Beijing, China




Mr. Alain Gaschen
Minister Deputy Head of Mission at Swiss Embassy in China




Mr Zhenhua Xie
Zhenhua XieFormer Vice Chair of National Development and Reform Commission, Special Representative of China's Climate Change Affairs, Deputy Director of Subcommittee of Population, Resources and Environment of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC)




Prof Baocheng Liu
Director CIBE, Center for International Business Ethics, Beijing China



Prof Ed ConstableEd Constable
Department of Chemistry and Vice-Rector for Research, University of Basel, Switzerland





Prof Lan Xue
Cheung Kong Chair Professor and Dean of the School of Public Policy and Management (SPPM) at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China and Co-Chair of the Executive Committee UN SDSN, a global initiative of the United Nations


Mr Jacques PelletJacques Pellet
Special Envoy of the ICRC President on China Affairs, International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva, Switzerland



Dr. David LinDavid Lin
Director Research, Global Footprint Network, Oakland, USA



Mingkai Li
Vice President of JianXin Group、Chairman Inheritor

Zhou Yunjie
Haier group CEO

Jianxin Li
Chairman of Jianxin Group

Yongtu Long
Boao Former Secretary General of Asia BBS

Hualin Zhao
Chairman of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council

Lin Xu
Director of National Development and Reform Commission, Center for Urban Development

Yin Chengjie
Former Executive Vice Minister of the Ministry of Agriculture of the People's Republic of China;
The President of Chinese Association of Agricultural Economics

Xiyuan Liao
Director-general of Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the
People's Republic of China

Shiyin Bai
Founder of Guang Li Liang Ke Ji Yan Jiu Yuan Rosalind Leeck, Senior Director of U.S. Soybean Export Council

Jingyu Bai
Deputy Inspector of Department of High Technology Industry of National Development and Reform Commission

Zhaokai Wang
Academician of the National Academy of Engineering and Chief Scientist of Shenzhen Taili Energy Limited Company

Hongguang Wang
Vice President of Development Strategy Research Institute of Ministry of Science and Technology

Fu Gao
Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control

Xiaoguang Xin
Chairman of International Green Economy Association, The Former Deputy Director of the Energy Conservation and Emission Reduction Office of the People's Bank of China

Bin Tian
Researcher in Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Secretary General of Parallel Intelligence Professional Committee of China Automation Society

Ning Li
Dean of School of Computer Science in Beijing Information Science and Technology University

Yi Jiang
Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering; Director of Building Energy Conservation Research Center, Tsinghua University

Zhiqiang Xu
Deputy Director of National Energy Conservation Center

Yande Dai
The Director of China National Energy Development and Reform Commission

Wenyu Duan
Chairman of Langfang Huayu Tianchuang Energy Equipment Co., Ltd.

Guests

Baocheng Liu
University of International Business and Economics

Bowen Gui
Founder and CEO - Bengege Recycling LLC, 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 China List

Hilton L. Root
George Mason University

Jacques Pellet
Special Envoy of the ICRC President on China Affairs, Geneva

Wang Jinnan
Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Dean of the Environmental Planning Institute of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment

Huanming Yang
Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chairman of The Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI)

Gao Fu
Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Director of China CDC

Yunfeng Bai
Chairman of China Power Conservation & Environment Protection Co.,Ltd. Chinese and Foreign Academics, Famous Experts, Representative Firm, etc

Zhengzhong Xu
Party School of the Central Committee of CPC (China National School of Administration), Deputy Director of Department of Economics, Professor, Tutor for PHD Students

Xiaojun Huang
Vice President and Managing Director of Veolia China, Beijing Enterprises Group Company Limited, China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Group

Topic Discussion

Yin Chengjie
Former Executive Vice Minister of The ministry of agriculture of the People's Republic of China; The President of Chinese Association of Agricultural Economics

Xiyuan Liao
Director-general of Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the People's Republic of China

Zhanxi Lin
Director of Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University Institute of JUNCAO Technology

Chunhong Yang
Researcher of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Paul Burke
Director of North Asia U.S. Soybean Export Council

Nancy Kavazanjian
Director of US Soybean Foundation Well-known Chinese and foreign experts and scholars, green agriculture enterprises, etc.

Hongguang Wang
Vice President of Development Strategy Research Institute of Ministry of Science and Technology

Zhaokai Wang
Academician of the National Academy of Engineering and Chief Scientist of Shenzhen Taili Energy Limited Company Academicians, experts and companies.

Youfu Xia
University of International Business and Economics, Director of the Strategic Center for China's Open Economy and International Scientific and Technological Cooperation

Jiayu Hou
Director of the Institute for Green Development Strategy, China University of Political Science and Law

Li Li
Associate Researcher, University of International Business and Economics

Xiaoguang Xin
Chairman of International Green Economy Association, The former Deputy Director of the Energy Conservation and Emission Reduction Office of the People's Bank of China

Bin Tian
Researcher in Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Secretary General of Parallel Intelligence Professional Committee of China Automation Society

Ning Li
Dean of School of Computer Science in Beijing Information Science and Technology University

Zhe Liu
Chairman of Dalian Braun Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Zeyun Feng
Chairman of Naqi Environmental Protection Technology Co., Ltd.

Xinrong Wang
Chairman of Beijing Wadeng Technology Co., Ltd.

Huaichao Chen
Chairman of Chongqing Haoqi Energy Technology Co., Ltd

Wenyu Duan
Chairman of Langfang Huayu Tianchuang Energy Equipment Co., Ltd.

Jianning Xue
Deputy general manager of Beijing gas Refco Group Ltd

Executive Committee

Chair

Mr Zukang Sha
Former Chinese Ambassador to the UN and Honorary Chairman of IGEA, Beijing, China





Academic Steering Committee

Prof Lan Xue
Cheung Kong Chair Professor and Dean of the School of Public Policy and Management (SPPM) at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China and Co-Chair of the Executive Committee UN SDSN, a global initiative of the United Nations


Prof Baocheng Liu
Director CIBE, Center for International Business Ethics, Beijing China




Prof Giuseppe Ioppolo
Associate Professor in "Market, Resources and Environment", Department Quality Manager, Department of Economics - Environmental Section, University of Studies of Messina, Italy




Prof Youfu Xia
Executive Director of China Strategy Research Center for Open Economy and International Technology Cooperation at the University of International Business & Economics (UIBE), Beijing, China



Economic Cooperation Committee

Mr Jihai Deng
Executive Director of IGEA, Beijing, China




Mr Yi Zhang
Yi ZhangChair of EU China Municipal Development Commission, Beijing, China



Mr Yongze Zhang
President of Beijing Clean Fuel Industry Association

Organizers

International Green Economy Association (IGEA), Beijing, China
University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), Beijing, China
MDPI Sustainability Foundation, Basel, Switzerland
EU China Municipal Development Commission

Co-Organizers

GBO-GLOBAL, Beijing, China
Beijing Clean Fuels Association

Conference Secretariat

Hao Sun

E-mail: wsf7@wsforum.org
Tel. +41 61 683 77 35

Sponsoring Opportunities

For questions regarding sponsoring opportunities, please contact the secretariat or Matthias Burkhalter burkhalter@wsforum.org

Mailing Address

MDPI Sustainability Foundation
WSF 2018 Secretariat
St. Alban-Anlage 66
4052 Basel, Switzerland
http://wsforum.org/

Call for Participation

How to Contribute?

We invite panel or individual paper proposals addressing one or more of the conference topics (see below).

Registration:

Registration information can be found on Sciforum.net
If you need assistance, please email wsf7@wsforum.org.

Panel Proposals
  • Create an account on Sciforum.net and follow the procedure to "Submit a New Abstract" in your User Home.
  • Submit a 300 word abstract in English on the focus and purpose of your panel. Each panel will consist of at least three papers and no more than six papers.
  • Indicate at least two paper presenters who have agreed to participate in your panel. Provide their names and email addresses.
  • Add your name, institutional affiliation, phone number, and email address.
  • Submit the panel proposal not later than 31 March 2018 to wsf7@wsforum.org. You will be notified before 31 May 2018.
Paper Proposals
  • Create an account on Sciforum.net and follow the procedure to "Submit a New Abstract" in your User Home.
  • Submit a 300 word abstract in English. For empirical papers, please include the focus, research, question, methods, and main result of your study.
  • Add your name, institutional affiliation, phone number, and email address.
  • Submit the abstract not later than 31 March 2018 to Sciforum.net with a copy to wsf7@wsforum.org. You will be notified before 31 May 2018.

We, the chairs of the conference, as well as the co-chairs and the organizing institutions, are looking forward to welcoming you at the 7th World Sustainability Forum at UIBE in Beijing, China from 17 to 20 September 2018.

WSF2018 Chairs

Conference Schedule

If you are interested in participating in this conference, and in presenting a poster, or in being selected for a short talk, please submit your abstract and get in touch with the conference secretariat. The program and abstract book of the conference is being assembled and will be fully available on 13 September 2018.

Agenda

Full agenda (PDF), Campus Map

19 September 2018

WSF2018 – Sustainable Development Education Forum in China

14:30-18:00

Sustainable Development – Intergenerational Integration and Innovation

1. Keynote Speech
Mingkai Li – Vice President of JianXin Group、Chairman Inheritor

2. Topic Discussion

To promote the sustainable development through intergenerational integration and innovative development, the discussion will focus on the "intergenerational integration and innovation of entrepreneurship and enterprise vitality", the "intergenerational integration and innovation in education and academic research", and the "sustainable development of young people’s green entrepreneurship".

Guest:
Baocheng Liu – University of International Business and Economics
Bowen Gui Founder and CEO - Bengege Recycling LLC , 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 China List

Award of the World Sustainability Award and the Emerging Sustainability Leader Award funded by the MDPI Sustainability Foundation and the MDPI journal Sustainability, with acceptance speeches by awardees

20 September 2018

WSF2018 – Opening Ceremony and Theme Meeting

09:00-12:00

1. Welcome Addresses

Zukang Sha – Former Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations; Honorary President of the IGEA, and the Chairman of the Forum
Jeffrey D. Sachs – Video Message - Director of Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UNSDSN)
Alain Gaschen – Minister Deputy Head of Mission at Swiss Embassy in China
Jiaqiong Wang – President of University of International Business and Economics
Franck Vazquez - CEO MDPI, Basel, Switzerland

2. Thematic Report 1: UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Ecological Civilization Contruction in China

Zhenhua Xie – China's Special Representative on Climate Change; Deputy Director of the CPPCC National Committee on Population, Resources and Environment; and Former Deputy Director of the National Development and Reform Commission

3. Sustainable Development and Entrepreneurship in China’s “New Era”

Zhou Yunjie – Haier group CEO
Jianxin Li – Chairman of Jianxin Group

4. High-End Discourse: Sustainable Development and High-Quality Economic Growth

Guest Host:

Baocheng Liu – University of International Business and Economics
Distinguished Guests:
Hilton L. Root – George Mason University
Jacques Pellet - Special Envoy of the ICRC President on China Affairs, International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva, Switzerland
Wang Jinnan – Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Dean of the Environmental Planning Institute of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment
Huanming Yang – Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chairman of The Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI)
Gao Fu – Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Director of China CDC
Xue Lan – Dean of School of Public Policy and Managements, Tsinghua University
Yunfeng Bai – Chairman of China Power Conservation & Environment Protection Co.,Ltd.
Chinese and Foreign Academics, Famous Experts, Representative Firm, etc

20 September 2018

WSF2018 – Special Sessions

14:30-17:30

Symposium on Urban Sustainable Development

1. Speech

Yongtu Long – Boao Former Secretary General of Asia BBS
Hualin Zhao – Chairman of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council
Lin Xu – Director of National Development and Reform Commission, Center for Urban Development

2. Symposium on Practices of the Concept "Two Mountains" in Urban Development

Five Mayors of China's Local Cities (Lishui and Huzhou in Zhejiang Province, Xiamen in Fuzhou Province, Dexing in Jiangxi Province, etc.)

3. Round Table Discussion

Topics:

Multinational Companies and Large State-owned Enterprises Green Development BBS, New Green Industry and Quality Growth of City GDP

Guest:

Mayors of China's Local Cities
Zhengzhong Xu – Party School of the Central Committee of CPC (China National School of Administration), Deputy Director of Department of Economics, Professor, Tutor for PHD Students
Xiaojun Huang – Vice President and Managing Director of Veolia China, Beijing Enterprises Group Company Limited, China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Group

Symposium on Agricultural Economic Sustainable Development

1. Keynote Speech

Yin Chengjie – Former Executive Vice Minister of The Ministry of Agriculture of the People's Republic of China; The President of Chinese Association of Agricultural Economics
Xiyuan Liao – Director-general of Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the People's Republic of China
Shiyin Bai – Founder of Guang Li Liang Ke Ji Yan Jiu Yuan
Rosalind Leeck, Senior Director of U.S. Soybean Export Council

2.Topic Discussion

Yin Chengjie – Former Executive Vice Minister of The ministry of agriculture of the People's Republic of China; The President of Chinese Association of Agricultural Economics
Xiyuan Liao – Director-general of Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the People's Republic of China
Zhanxi Lin – Director of Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University Institute of JUNCAO Technology
Chunhong Yang – Researcher of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Shiyin Bai – Founder of Guang Li Liang Ke Ji Yan Jiu Yuan
Paul Burke – Director of North Asia U.S. Soybean Export Council
Nancy Kavazanjian – Director of US Soybean Foundation
Well-known Chinese and foreign experts and scholars, green agriculture enterprises, etc.

Symposium on Bioenergy and Biomaterials Sustainable Development

1. Keynote Speech

Jingyu Bai – Deputy Inspector of Department of High Technology Industry of National Development and Reform Commission
Zhaokai Wang – Academician of the National Academy of Engineering and Chief Scientist of Shenzhen Taili Energy Limited Company
Hongguang Wang – Vice President of Development Strategy Research Institute of Ministry of Science and Technology

2.Topic Discussion

Hongguang Wang – Vice President of Development Strategy Research Institute of Ministry of Science and Technology
Zhaokai Wang – Academician of the National Academy of Engineering and Chief Scientist of Shenzhen Taili Energy Limited Company
Academics, experts and companies.

Panel Discussion on Sustainable Development

1. Speech

Zukang Sha – Former Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations; Honorary President of the IGEA, and the Chairman of the Forum

2. Round Table Discussion

Youfu Xia – University of International Business and Economics, Director of the Strategic Center for China's Open Economy and International Scientific and Technological Cooperation
Jiayu Hou – Director of the Institute for Green Development Strategy, China University of Political Science and Law
Li Li – Associate Researcher, University of International Business and Economics
Edwin Charles Constable – Vice-rector of the University of Basel, Switzerland
David Lin – Research Director of the Global Footprint Network

3. Awarding for Sustainable Academic Contributions

Gala Dinner

21 September 2018

World Sustainability Forum 2018(WSF)- Beijing Summit Case Study of Sustainability Development for Chinese and Foreign Researchers Planning Enterprises: Elion, Hanergy Holding Group Limited, Tunghsu Group

Note: The outline of the agenda will be gradually optimized according to the demands of all parties, and the implementation agenda will prevail.







About This Conference

Preliminary Conference Topics (final list dependent on submissions)
  1. CSR: Corporate Sustainable Responsibility
  2. GSF: Green/Sustainable Finance
  3. MST: Mobility and Sustainable Transportation
  4. PISD: Policies and Institutions for Sustainable Development
  5. SA: Sustainable Agriculture (e.g. Food Security)
  6. SCA: Sustainable Cities and Architecture (e.g. Urbanization, Building Materials)
  7. SDG: Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  8. SDITD: Sustainable Development of Int’l Trade and Development
  9. SE: Sustainable Energy (e.g. Climate Change, Mining)
  10. SEE: Sustainability in Emerging Economies (e.g. China, India)
  11. SPC: Sustainable Production and Consumption
  12. W: Water

Travel & Registration Information

Registration Fees

To register for this conference, please follow this link. If you need assistance, please email the Conference Secretariat.

Early Registration (until 30 June 2018)

Academic

3000 CNY

Student

1500 CNY

Academic, low-income country*

2100 CNY

Student, low-income country*

1050 CNY

Business and Local Government

5000 CNY

Late Registration (after 1 July 2018)

Academic

3500 CNY

Student

1800 CNY

Academic, low-income country*

2350 CNY

Student, low-income country*

1375 CNY

Business and Local Government

5500 CNY


The registration fee includes attendance of all conference sessions, morning/afternoon tea/coffee breaks, lunch, conference bag.

Gala Dinner, 20 September 2018 300 CNY

Prices are in Chinese Yuan Renminbi.

*Reduced fees will be applied to low-income, lower-middle-income and upper-middle-income economies as indicated by the World Bank Classification

Visa Requirements

General Information About Visas for China

A visa is a travel document issued by authorized government agencies to foreign citizens applying to enter, exit from or transit through the host country's territory based on the host country's laws and regulations. In accordance with international law and practice, any sovereign state is entitled to determine whether or not to allow a foreign citizen to enter or exit from its territory, and whether to issue a visa, decline a visa application or to cancel an issued visa in accordance with its national laws.

Chinese embassies, consulates and other institutions stationed abroad entrusted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China are visa-issuing authorities responsible for issuance of entry visas to foreigner citizens abroad, and are entitled to determine the type, number of entries, validity and duration of each stay of a visa to be issued, or to decline a visa application or revoke an issued visa, in accordance with Chinese laws and regulations. According to Chinese law, a foreign citizen may be refused entry into China even if he/she has a valid Chinese visa.

Foreign citizens must obtain a visa before entry into China, with the exception of visa-free entry based on relevant agreements or regulations. Foreign citizens that fall into categories of Article 22 of the Exit and Entry Law of the People's Republic of China are qualified to apply for port visas from visa-issuing authorities entrusted by the Ministry of Public Security at a port of entry approved to issue port visas by the State Council.

For visit to Hong Kong SAR or Macao SAR, citizens from some countries/territories are exempted from visas for short term visit. Otherwise an entry visa must be obtained as required by the Government of HKSAR or Macao SAR. Visa applications must be made separately if the traveler wishes visit both HKSAR/Macao SAR and mainland China.

For more information, see https://www.visaforchina.org/BER_EN/generalinformation/visaknowledge/267782.shtml
and http://www.china-embassy.org/eng/visas/zgqz/

And for further information about Instructions on Application For M (Business) Visa Extension click here.

Travel Insurance

Subscription to an insurance plan to protect you from the high costs of illness or accident during your stay in China is a prerequisite for obtaining your visa. You should obtain adequate travel, health and accident insurance before you depart from your country (e.g. Allianz Business Travel Insurance).

The organizers are not responsible for personal injuries, or loss of, or damage to, private property belonging to the congress participants.

Traveling to Beijing

For a complete overview, see http://wikitravel.org/en/Beijing

  • Domestic Flights to Beijing: You can fly to Beijing from Shanghai, Guangzhou and many other Chinese cities with the following airline: Air China, Southern Airline, Eastern Airline, Hainan Airline, Shanghai Airline, Xiamen Airline, Sichuan Airline, Juneyao Airline and many more.
  • Direct International flights to Beijing: For more information, see https://www.travelchinaguide.com/china-flights/

Sustainable Development Education Forum in China

Beijing, China, 19 September 2018

Sustainability in Asia will take centre stage in world affairs, given its significance for global food security, population growth, migration, urbanization, and international development potential. The Sustainable Development Education Forum in China is dedicated to advanced-level education, network development, and capacity building for research and knowledge transfer on sustainability in China. The workshops are offered to future sustainability leaders to promote leadership, research capacities, career development, skill development, and, ultimately, future-oriented and policy-relevant sustainability research.

The Sustainable Development Education Forum in China will be held at the UIBE Campus in Beijing, China.
Location: http://sci.fo/3ib

Preliminary Program

14:30-18:00 - The program can be found at 'Conference Schedule'
Initiated, planned and organized by University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) Beijing, China

Cost and Registration

Participation is free of charge but requires registration. To register for the Sustainable Development Education Forum in China, please email Matthias Burkhalter burkhalter@wsforum.org.

Accommodation

The Beijing Huiqiao Hotel (Beijing Huiqiao Fandian) is located near the Beijing Asian Games Village, the China-Japan Friendship Hospital and only a ten-minute drive from the China International Exhibition Center.

Beijing Huiqiao Hotel
19 Huixin E St, Chaoyang Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100029
Tel: +86 10 6491 8811
Web: http://www.huiqiaohotelbeijing.com/
For accommodation booking: http://www.huiqiaohotelbeijing.com/reservation/

Crowne Plaza Hotel Sun Palace is conveniently located at the Beijing Chaoyang district in the centre of the Lido area, it affords an easy commute to other parts of the city.

Crowne Plaza Hotel Sun Palace
Yunnan Dasha, North-East Corner of Taiyanggong BridgeXibahe, North-East 3rd Ring Rd, Chaoyang District , Beijing
Tel: +86 10 6429 8888
Email: info@cpsunpalace.cn
For accommodation booking: https://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/gb/en/beijing/pegsp/hoteldetail

Organizers and Sponsors

UIBE University of International Business and Economics, Beijing
Tsinghua University, Beijing

MDPI Sustainability Foundation Basel (Switzerland)
United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)

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Conference Venue and Accomodation

Beijing

Beijing is the capital of the People's Republic of China and the world's third most populous city. As a city combining both modern and traditional architecture, Beijing is an ever-changing megacity rich in history but also truly modern, exemplified in its global influence in politics, business & economy, education, history, culture, language, music, sporting, architecture, civilization, fashion, art, entertainment, innovation, and technology. Beijing is the second largest Chinese city by urban population after Shanghai and is the nation's political, cultural, and educational center.

Beijing Municipality is surrounded by Hebei Province with the exception of neighbouring Tianjin Municipality to the southeast; together the three divisions form the Jingjinji metropolitan region and the national capital region of China.

Chengxin Building University of International Business and Economics

The University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), situated in the northeast of Beijing, was founded in 1951. UIBE is a national key university jointly-sponsored by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Commerce, and is the top university in the fields of economics and business. UIBE pursues to be an outstanding national university and a prestigious international university with its distinct characteristics. After over sixty years’ development, UIBE has already become a multi- disciplinary university specialized in the fields of economics, management, liberal arts, law and science, and competitive in the subjects such as international trade, law, finance, business management and foreign languages. At present, UIBE offers over 50 majors to overseas students for bachelor, master and doctoral study. Among them, about 20 majors can be entirely offered in English.
Chengxin BuildingThe building is one of the most time-honored buildings in the university and was erected when UIBE was built. Chengxin Building mainly contains teachers offices and many meeting rooms. The Dean's Office is located on the 6th floor and students can go there to get advice and help concerning courses and credits. The international meeting room, one of the most important meeting rooms for holding large events, is on the 3rd floor of this building.

Venue Address:
University of International Business and Economics
10 Huixin East Road Chaoyang Dist. Beijing)
对外经济贸易大学
北京市朝阳区惠新东街10号

Accommodation

The Beijing Huiqiao Hotel (Beijing Huiqiao Fandian) is located near the Beijing Asian Games Village, the China-Japan Friendship Hospital and only a ten-minute drive from the China International Exhibition Center.

Beijing Huiqiao Hotel
19 Huixin E St, Chaoyang Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100029
Tel: +86 10 6491 8811
Web: http://www.huiqiaohotelbeijing.com/
For accommodation booking: http://www.huiqiaohotelbeijing.com/reservation/

Crowne Plaza Hotel Sun Palace is conveniently located at the Beijing Chaoyang district in the centre of the Lido area, it affords an easy commute to other parts of the city.

Crowne Plaza Hotel Sun Palace
Yunnan Dasha, North-East Corner of Taiyanggong BridgeXibahe, North-East 3rd Ring Rd, Chaoyang District , Beijing
Tel: +86 10 6429 8888
Email: info@cpsunpalace.cn
For accommodation booking: https://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/gb/en/beijing/pegsp/hoteldetail

World Sustainability Award - Emerging Sustainability Leader Award


The World Sustainability Award and the Emerging Sustainability Leader Award are funded to encourage new initiatives and developments in sustainability with the ultimate aim to foster the transfer from sustainability research to sustainable practices and societies. In this spirit, sustainability is understood as the interdependence between economic, social, and environmental concerns for mutually beneficial regional and global development. Sustainability is associated with a multitude of academic disciplines, and it is circumscribed by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The World Sustainability Award, funded by the MDPI Sustainability Foundation, will be conferred upon individual researchers or research teams who have made an outstanding academic or societal contribution to sustainability in general, or to a sustainability-relevant issue in particular. A joint award, shared by up to three recipients, is possible. The award includes a monetary prize of USD 100'000.

The Emerging Sustainability Leader Award, funded by the MDPI journal Sustainability, will be conferred upon an individual researcher aged 40 or under at the time of the submission deadline, who has made an outstanding academic or societal contribution to sustainability in general, or to a sustainability-relevant issue in particular. The award includes a monetary prize of USD 10'000.

For more information, see http://wsforum.org/instructions

Jeffrey and Sonia Sachs Win First World Sustainability Award.

The first World Sustainability Award and the first Emerging Sustainability Leader Awards were presented by Prof. Thandi Mgwebi, Director of Research at UWC, and Dr. Franck Vazquez, CEO of MDPI, during the ceremony on 27 January 2017 as part of the gala dinner of the 6th World Sustainability Forum in South Africa.after day one of proceedings of the 2017 World Sustainability Forum South Africa.

Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs and Dr. Sonia Ehrlich Sachs are the joint recipients of the first World Sustainability Award. Jeffrey Sachs is a world-renowned economist and senior United Nations (UN) advisor and director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University. Sonia Sachs is a paediatrician and public health specialist, and director of the Health Center at the Center for Sustainable Development, also at Columbia University.

The joint recipients of the first Emerging Sustainability Leader Award are Dr. Esther Ngumbi and Dr. Xiaosong Hu. Esther Ngumbi is a postdoctoral researcher at Auburn University in Alabama USA and serves as a 2015 Clinton Global University Mentor for agriculture. Xiaosong Hu is a professor at the Chongqing University in China and specialises in automotive control systems and mechanical engineering.

The World Sustainability Award and the Emerging Sustainability Leader Awards are funded to encourage new initiatives and developments in sustainability with the ultimate aim of fostering the transition to sustainable practices and societies.

The World Sustainability Award is funded by the MDPI Sustainability Foundation, and included a monetary prize of USD 100,000 to Jeffrey and Sonia Sachs. The Emerging Sustainability Leader Award is funded by the journal Sustainability, awarded to researchers under 40, and included a monetary prize of USD10,000.

Awardees World Sustainabilty Award and the first Emerging Sustainability Leader Awards

The first World Sustainability Award and the first Emerging Sustainability Leader Awards were presented by Prof. Thandi Mgwebi, Director of Research at UWC, and Dr. Franck Vazquez, CEO of MDPI, during a ceremony on 27 January 2017 as part of the gala dinner of the 6th World Sustainability Forum in South Africa.

Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs and Dr. Sonia Ehrlich Sachs are the joint recipients of the 1st World Sustainability Award. The joint recipients of the first Emerging Sustainability Leader Award are Dr. Esther Ngumbi and Dr. Xiaosong Hu.

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Prof Jeffrey Sachs is a world-renowned professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, senior UN advisor, bestselling author, and syndicated columnist whose monthly newspaper columns appear in more than 100 countries. He is the co-recipient of the 2015 Blue Planet Prize, the leading global prize for environmental leadership, and has twice been named among Time Magazine’s 100 most influential world leaders. Professor Sachs served as the Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University from 2002 to 2016. During that time, he led a university-wide organization of more than 850 research scientists and policy experts in support of sustainable development, championed the Masters of Development Practice (MDP) program, which is now offered at 30 universities around the world, and helped to introduce the PhD in Sustainable Development at Columbia University. He was appointed University Professor at Columbia University in 2016 and also serves as Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development and Professor of Health Policy and Management. He was Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Sustainable Development Goals, and previously advised Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the Millennium Development Goals. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria. Prior to his arrival at Columbia University in July 2002, Professor Sachs spent over twenty years as a professor at Harvard University, where he served as the Director of the Center for International Development and the Galen L. Stone Professor of International Trade. He received his B.A., summa cum laude, from Harvard College in 1976, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1978 and 1980 respectively.

Dr Sonia Sachs is a paediatrician and public health specialist with a specialty in paediatric endocrinology. Prof Sachs practiced medicine for over 20 years, 14 of which at the Harvard University Health Services. In 2004 she joined the Earth Institute and became the health coordinator for the Millennium Villages Project, overseeing all health related interventions and research. The goal is to show that an integrated development approach is scalable and sustainable. She tirelessly contributes to the coordination and work that has made the Earth Institute a beacon of international sustainable development. She received a B.A. from Harvard University, an M.D. from the University of Maryland Medical School, and an MPH from Harvard School of Public Health.

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Dr Esther Ngumbi is a 2007 recipient of American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowship. She has been featured in the AAUW celebrating 125 years of fellowships and grants views and on the cover of AAUW’s acclaimed national research report, “Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics”. Dr. Ngumbi is currently a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at Auburn University in Alabama. She is a Food Security Fellow with New Voices, The Aspen Institute, and has also served as a Clinton Global University Initiative Mentor for Agriculture. Esther was named by One World Action as one of the 100 powerful women who change the world. She continues to be a global leader, motivational speaker and is passionate about issues related to hunger, gender, education, youth activism and sustainability.

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Dr Xiaosong Hu received a PhD degree in Automotive Engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology, China in 2012. He conducted scientific research and completed his dissertation at the Automotive Research Center at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, between 2010 and 2012. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Swedish Hybrid Vehicle Center and the Department of Signals and Systems at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. His research interests include optimal control and dimensioning of electrified powertrains, modelling and management of energy storage systems. He is a recipient of the Beijing Best PhD Dissertation Award in 2013, and is a Member of IEEE.

The World Sustainability Award and the Emerging Sustainability Leader Awards are funded to encourage new initiatives and developments in sustainability with the aim of fostering the transition to sustainable practices and societies.

The monetary prize of US$ 100 000 associated with the World Sustainability Award is funded by the MDPI Sustainability Foundation. The monetary prize of US$ 10 000 associated with the Emerging Sustainability Leader Award is funded by Sustainability, an MDPI journal. It is awarded to researchers under 40 who show promise to become future leaders in the field of sustainability.

A committee of seven judges, which included members from academia and representatives from business and government, selected the recipients of the 2017 World Sustainability Award and the Emerging Sustainability Leader Award.

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WSF2018 Blog

20 September 2018

Chinese Moon Festival in Beijing! 中秋節

Please note that The Chinese Moon Festival will be at the 24th of September, and there will be public holiday from 22th – 24th of September. So keep in mind that many shops and businesses may be closed in observance of the public holiday. Transportation will be busy.

Take your time to get to your destination and enjoy a moon cake 月饼 (Yuèbǐng)!


At Yu's New Beijing in Glen Ellyn, WordPress.com

For more information about the Festival, please refer to: www.tripsavvy.com/chinese-moon-festival

9 Places in Beijing to Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival/ Moon Festival: www.chinahighlights.com

18 September 2018

The abstract book of the 7th World Sustainability Forum #WSF2018CN has been uploaded.

For full reading, please refer to: http://sci.fo/5ha

17 September 2018

How much hotter is your Hometown than when you were born?

"As the world warms because of human-induced climate change, most of us can expect to see more days when temperatures hit 32 degrees Celsius (90 degrees Fahrenheit) or higher. See how your hometown has changed so far and how much hotter it may get."

For testing and full reading, please refer to: https://www.nytimes.com

11 September 2018

U.N. Chief Warns of a Dangerous Tipping Point on Climate Change

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António Guterres, the United Nations secretary general, called climate change “the defining issue of our time.” Madoka Okegami/Agence-France Presse - Getty Images

Warning of the risks of “runaway” global warming, the United Nations secretary general, António Guterres, on Monday called on global leaders to rein in climate change faster.“If we do not change course by 2020, we risk missing the point where we can avoid runaway climate change,” Mr. Guterres said at United Nations headquarters in New York.

For full reading, please refer to: http://sci.fo/5g3

5 September 2018

Earth quickly heading for 'point of no return' unless we takes immediate action, climate scientists warn
Even this dramatic estimate could be overly optimistic, authors say

By Andrew Griffin

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Tracy Thornton walks to his house through a flooded neighborhood August 15, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana ( BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images )

The Earth is quickly heading for the "point of no return" unless we act immediately, climate scientists have warned.
If governments don't act decisively on global warming before 2035, it will be very unlikely that we will be able to limit global warming to under two degrees, according to a major new study. If warming reaches over that point, it is likely to trigger climate catastrophe that could make much of the world unliveable.

For full reading, please refer to: http://sci.fo/5ey

4 September 2018

Xi vows action to bring China, Africa closer

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President Xi Jinping and visiting leaders head for the opening ceremony of the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation after a group photo in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Monday. WU ZHIYI/CHINA DAILY

President Xi Jinping unveiled on Monday eight major initiatives by China, including expanding imports from Africa, for the next three years and beyond to build a closer community with a shared future for China and Africa.

For full reading, please refer to: http://sci.fo/5es

July 2018

The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2018

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The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2018 reviews progress in the third year of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This overview presents highlights of progress and remaining gaps for all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), based on the latest available data, and examines some of the interconnections across Goals and targets. Subsequent chapters focus in more depth on the six Goals under review at the high-level political forum on sustainable development in July 2018.

For full reading, please refer to:The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2018

06 March 2018

Child marriage numbers falling, says Unicef

An Indian bridal couple participate in Hindu rituals during a mass marriage

Anju Malhotra, Unicef's principal gender adviser, said that given the life-changing impact child marriage had on a girl's life, "any reduction is welcome news - but we've got a long way to go".

"When a girl is forced to marry as a child she faces immediate and lifelong consequences," she said.

"Her odds of finishing school decrease while her odds of being abused by her husband and suffering complications during pregnancy increase. There are also huge societal consequences, and higher risk of intergenerational cycles of poverty."

For full reading, please refer to: Child marriage numbers falling, says Unicef

01 March 2018

Africa 'set to miss UN development goal on malnutrition'

One heat map from the study shows the percentage of children classed as moderately or severely underweight (MSU) in each pixel in 2000

Prof Hay and his team pieced together data from community-level surveys and produced a series of 5km by 5km scale maps, showing child growth and educational attainment across Africa over the 15-year span of the study.

For full reading, please refer to: Africa 'set to miss UN development goal on malnutrition'

05 April 2018

United Nations Climate Change Head Wants Donald Trump Back in the Paris Agreement

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Photo: Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

The head of the United Nations body charged with addressing global warming wants to work with the Trump administration to bring the U.S. back into the Paris Agreement on climate change, she told TIME last week at an energy conference in Houston.
Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), said that she remains “hopeful” that Trump’s decision to leave the Paris Agreement can be reversed before it becomes official in 2020. By Justin Worland, TIME

For full reading, please refer to: http://sci.fo/4ov

02 April 2018


China’s Bold Energy Vision

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Thandi Mgwebi, Max Bergman, Sonia and Jeffrey Sachs joint recipients of the first World
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China’s proposed Global Energy Interconnection – based on renewables, ultra-high-voltage transmission, and an AI-powered smart grid – represents the boldest global initiative by any government to achieve the goals of the Paris climate agreement. It is a strategy fit for the scale of the most important challenge the world faces today. By Jeffrey D. Sachs

For full reading, please refer to: http://sci.fo/4o7
Chinese Version: 中国大胆的能源愿景

28 March 2018

UNDP to Organize the 2018 Global Governance Forum in Guangzhou


Photo: UNDP China

The 2018 High Level Policy Forum on Global Governance: 2018 “Belt and Road” Finance and Investment Forum will be hosted during April 12-13 in Guangzhou, attended by senior representatives from governments, the United Nations, international financial institutions, the business sector, development agencies as well as leading think tanks from around the world.
Jointly organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and China Centre for International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE), this year’s Forum aims to facilitate tangible exchanges, a strong network and a forward-looking consensus on sustainable finance and investments along the Belt and Road.

For full reading, please refer to: http://sci.fo/4oh

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