Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

The Report of the U.N. Brundtland Commission, Our Common Future, 1987

"History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives"

Abba Eban

"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."

Buckminster Fuller, philosopher, futurist and global thinker (1895 - 1983)





Opening session
Best paper award ceremony
Invited lecture: Prof. Maria da Graça Carvalho: The role of research and innovation in the European plans for the clean energy transition and an effective strategic autonomy
Invited lecture: Dr. Andreas Athienitis: Modelling and Design of Smart Resilient Net-zero Solar Buildings and Communities
Invited lecture: Prof. Henrik Lund: Smart Renewable Energy Systems and Decarbonization
Invited lecture: Prof. Goran Krajačić: Sustainability of energy systems for efficient clean energy transition
Panel 1: Natural gas crisis: How quickly can we restore energy security and does the crisis promote or hinder the path to climate neutrality?

Chair: Prof. Ingo Stadler
Prof. Poul Alberg Østergaard
Dr. Felipe Feijoo
Prof. Neven Duić

Panel 2: How to succeed in scientific publishing

Chair: Dr. Dana Niculescu
Prof. Annamaria Buonomano
Prof. Ioannis Ieropoulos
Prof. Soteris Kalogirou
Prof. Henrik Lund
Prof. Natasha Markovska

Closing session

Benchmarking the performance of cities across energy, water and environment systems
related metrics presents an opportunity to trigger policy learning, action, and cooperation to bring cities closer to sustainable development.