On 13-15 June 2018, the University of Messina and the International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS) are hosting the 24th International Sustainable Development Research Society Conference in Messina, Italy.
The International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS) Conferences represent a valuable occasion to discuss opportunities and challenges for a sustainable future bringing together the academic community and other stakeholders from around the world.
On the basis of this multi-year fruitful experience acquired by ISDRS, the theme of the 24th Annual Conference, “Actions for a Sustainable World: from theory to practice” (ISDRS 2018), aims to emphasize that we reached a cornerstone in the concept and practice of sustainable development. Indeed, the greatest challenge that humanity faces today is that we plan and carry out human activities in a manner compatible with the Earth’s resource systems. Despite the fact that the concept of sustainable development has been developed and studied for several decades now, its practical application still seems limited and meaningful targets have not been met: indeed, we are still operating unsustainably.
The ISDRS 2018 aims to have a positive impact on the search for sustainable solutions, through the following main objectives:
- to illustrate the enormity of the implications of continued unsustainable production and consumption and of the economic cost if society fails to act and reverse the unsustainable trend of the economic development;
- to bring together the world’s scientific experts and scholars presenting their most recent research findings and the other diverse stakeholders presenting their own success experiences in the research of sustainable solutions and practices; to provide a global platform for strengthening, promoting and enhancing the scientific collaborations around the world and to develop a conference programme that reflects the diversity within the research of sustainable strategies and solutions.