The 2nd Interdisciplinary Symposium on Sustainable Development is organised with the support of the Public Service of Wallonia. This symposium is co-chaired by the Professors Marek Hudon (Université libre de Bruxelles) and Jean-Pascal van Ypersele (Université catholique de Louvain).
The 2015 Symposium will be honoured by the presence of several high-level speakers. Thomas d’Ansembourg (psychotherapist who highlighted the principle of citizen interiority), Rob Hopkins (PhD in Human Geography, initiator of the Transition Movement), Jean-Marc Jancovici (engineering consultant in energy and climate, co-founder of Carbone 4, author and initial developer of the carbon accounting of the ADEME), Martin Khor (Executive Director of the South Centre, intergovernmental organisation of developing countries), Gunter Pauli (Belgian industrialist working for industrial zero-emission solutions, pioneer in the circular economy, initiator of the concept of blue economy), Jeffrey Sachs (Professor at Columbia University and special consultant to the General Secretary of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon) and Laurence Tubiana (Director of IDDRI and Ambassador for Climate Change Negotiations, Paris 2015) have confirmed their participation.
The Symposium will take place on 20, 21 and 22 May 2015:
20 May: Inaugural conference at 20h in ULB (Bruxelles) with Rob Hopkins and Gunter Pauli
21-22 May: Two days of Symposium at UCL (Louvain-la-Neuve)
with Martin Khor on 21 May and Thomas d'Ansembourg, Jean-Marc Jancovici, Jeffrey Sachs and Laurence
Tubiana on 22 May, among others
More than 120 high-quality contribution proposals were submitted and about sixty will be presented during the parallel sessions.
Online registration will be open at the beginning of spring on the following website: http://congrestransitiondurable.org
For any further questions, please contact the organisation at the following email address: info [at] congrestransitiondurable [dot] org