The 3rd CSD Annual Conference on Sustainable Development 2018, organized by Center for Sustainable Development, University of Liberal Arts (CSD-ULAB), will bring together local and international experts from across the globe to share and learn about transdisciplinary research on climate change migration, urbanization, building a green economy and natural resource management. There is strong focus on fostering collaboration between crosscutting disciplines such as anthropology, urban planning, climate and natural sciences, and economics/business studies.
This interdisciplinary conference places a strong emphasis on public policy impact, identifying cutting edge research with clear and urgent implications for the current national andinternational policy debate, as well as on achieving several of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Objectives of the Conference:
- To serve as an incubator for current research results and to facilitate the uptake of these new results into practice at the local, national and international policy level;
- To highlight the latest information on three inter- and transdisciplinary topics: climate induced migration, the nexus between urbanization and sustainability, building a green economy and natural resource management;
- To identify key knowledge gaps and solutions;
- To promote collaborations, and
- To stimulate uptake of the science into policy and action.
The conference will also bring together academics, national and international policymakers, and grassroots organizations, who are in the frontline of climate-resilient agriculture and livelihoods project implementation. Additional Panel sessions will explore issues of sustainability in project design and execution, providing a rich discussion and knowledge platform on the progress and pitfalls of designing meaningful projects with long term sustainability and impact.
Side events will include a youth-led campus sustainability programme with photography and posters, as well as a display of local vendors promoting sustainable consumption and production. There will also be a book launch of The Environmental Sustainable Goals of Bangladesh published by Taylor and Francis Routledge Group, which is the product of last year’s conference, and which examined eight of the Sustainable Development Goals.