Human activities are generally geared towards growth and development of communities and the world in general. However, these activities also impinge on the environment and if humans do not act responsibly in their actions, there are possibilities for them to pass certain thresholds or tipping points, defined as “planetary boundaries”.
The fundamental question then, is: ‘How can our societies develop in a just and safe way within the planet’s boundaries?’ Some query the concept of planetary boundaries, in particular whether we face risks of abrupt, irreversible changes, with potentially catastrophic implications for poverty alleviation and human development.
Jointly organized by the University of Ibadan Centre for Sustainable Development in conjunction with African Sustainable Development Network (ASUDNET), and Sustainable Development Solutions Network – Nigeria (NSDSN); the summit will therefore explore the various theoretical and practical ways of understanding current debates in the global sustainability arena.
More importantly, the summit is expected to investigate and understand how Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be achieved within the planetary boundaries. Key stakeholders will be engaged in the discourse to review development process, bearing in mind the myriad of challenges that developing countries face.
Date: 21 – 25 August, 2017
Venue: Opening Ceremony: Trenchard Hall, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Technical Sessions: University of Ibadan Centre for Sustainable Development, 20 Awolowo Avenue, Old Bodija Estate, Ibadan, Nigeria.
Registration fee is $200 while student registration is $75. Participants from Nigeria may pay local equivalents of the above rates. For further details on ISDS, please visit www.isdsconfrence.com
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