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    Posted 05-08-2019 03:26
    Call for submissions to 'International Conference on Knowledge and Policy for Sustainable Development: Global Lessons and Local Challenges'. 

    Sustainability is emerging as a key theme for research in almost all fields of research in contemporary era. Sustainable development is the organizing principle for achieving human development goals. The desired outcome of sustainable development is creating a society where living conditions and usage of natural resources continue to address the human needs without compromising on stability and continuity of the natural ecosystem. However, the dilemma of sustainable development lies in the direct linkage of economic growth and climate change. While faster economic growth may help eliminate socio-economic issues like poverty, inequality, hunger, unemployment and social injustice, it comes with a burden on ecology like over consumption of natural reserves and greenhouse emissions leading to climate change, which in turn is detrimental for human development. The predicament of sustainable development can be addressed by setting up the priority of human development over unsustainable economic growth. United Nations has defined 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ranging across economic, educational, social, ecological, medical, urban living, and engineering disciplines. The SDGs are specifically aimed to eliminate poverty and hunger, ensure good health and well-being, provide quality education to all, ensure gender equality, provide clean water and sanitation, provide affordable and clean energy, foster decent work and economic growth, development of industry, innovation and infrastructure, reduce social and economic inequalities, encourage sustainable cities and communities, encourage responsible consumption and production, action of climate change, ensure sustained life on land and under water, create strong institutions for peace and justice, and invite partnerships to achieve the goals. The conference focuses on tracks across all these fields specified by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

                                                                         IMPORTANT TIMELINES

    1.      Full paper submission deadline                                 30th June 2019

    2.      Early-bird registration deadline                                  31st July 2019

    3.      Camera ready paper submission deadline                16th August 2019

    4.      Regular registration deadline                                     31st August 2019

    5.      Conference dates                                                       25th-27th September 2019

                                                                        REGISTRATION FEE

    Early-bird registration rates:

    -           Students (Indian)                                                        : Rs 1,500/-

    -           Faculty (Indian)                                                          : Rs 4,000/-

    -           Industry (Indian)                                                         : Rs 6,000/-

    -           Students (Foreign)                                                      : USD 75/-

    -           Faculty and Industry (Foreign)                                   : USD 100/-

    Regular rates (from 1st August 2019 to 31st August 2019):

    -           Students (Indian)                                                        : Rs 2,500/-

    -           Faculty (Indian)                                                          : Rs 5,000/-

    -           Industry (Indian)                                                         : Rs 8,000/-

    -           Students (Foreign)                                                      : USD 100/-

    -           Faculty and Industry (Foreign)                                   : USD 150/-

    -          Spot registration (only attend)                                    : Rs 2,500/-



    1.   Energy, Environment and Healthcare

    i)       Clean, renewable and sustainable energy alternatives

    ii)      Air and water pollution, community health and preventive measures

    iii)     River and groundwater resources: Management, conservation and sustainable utilization

    iv)     Waste water treatment technologies and bioremediation

    v)      Biodiversity conservation and societal welfare

    vi)     Conserving habitats and protecting livelihoods

    vii)    Restoration and rehabilitation of degraded systems and ecosystem services

    viii)    Geo informatics and remote sensing

    2.    Climate Change, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

    i)      Climate change impacts, vulnerability and mitigation

    ii)     Climate change, food security and enhanced agriculture ambiguities

    iii)    Bio-diversity conservation for future food and agriculture

    iv)    Climate smart communities and adaptation

    v)     Urbanization climate resilient cities and sustainable cities.

    vi)    Natural disasters and disaster risk reduction

    vii)   Climate smart governance, gender neutral and inclusive policies

    3.      Law and Governance for Sustainable Development

    i)      International law, practice, principles and governance for sustainable development

    ii)     Human rights, role of civil society, citizen voice, and responsible governance to promote peaceful and inclusive societies

    iii)    Energy laws and sustainable development

    iv)    Public- private partnerships for sustainable governance and environmental protection

    v)     Role of International, regional and public local institutions in enhancing sustainable development

    vi)    Trade, investments, intellectual property and competition law for quality of governance and economic innovation

    vii)   Institutional, financial and technical assistance arrangements to design and implement Sustainable Development Goals 

    viii)  Role of sustainable development laws in countering terrorism

    4.      Public Policy, Sustainable Consumption and Corporate Interventions

    i)     Public policy for sustainable development

    ii)    Addressing poverty through sustainable consumption

    iii)   Sustainable business practices for competitive advantage

    iv)   CSR initiatives for sustainable development

    v)    Financial sector interventions and sustainable development

    vi)   Industry 4.0 and sustainable consumption

    vii)  Role of NGOs in promoting sustainable consumption

    viii) Sustainable attitudes and behaviors

    5.      Innovation, Communication and Technology for Sustainable Development

    i)     Internet of Things (IoT) for sustainable development

    ii)    Cyber Physical System for sustainable development

    iii)   Big Data Analytics for Disaster Management

    iv)   Energy-efficient communications and networking

    v)    Modeling, Simulation, Image analysis and Pattern Recognition

    vi)   Next-generation internet, wireless systems and communication

    vii)  Application of IoT in Agriculture

    viii) IoT and smart cities

    ix)  Innovation and clean technologies for sustainable development

    6.      Education and Empowerment for Subjective Well-being

    i)   Education and the values discourse

    ii)   Education and equal opportunity

    iii)  Educating for empowerment of the underprivileged

    iv)  Education for happiness and subjective well-being

    v)   Ecofeminism and leadership

    vi)  Responsible living for sustainable development


    Further details are available at http://www.ipu.ac.in/ickssd2019/.

    Isha Garg
    Research Scholar
    University School of Management Studies
    Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
    Sector 16 C, Dwarka, New Delhi, India - 110078