The CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems is pleased to announce a partnership with 'The Economist Events' upcoming Sustainability Summit, to take place in London on March 15-16, 2016.
The newly launched Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have ushered in a new era for global development – where economic growth and sustainability are no longer mutually exclusive, but rather mutually dependent.
Finding ways to integrate environmental and social sustainability with economic prosperity is a prerequisite to advancing toward a food-secure future for all. It is a challenge that calls for innovation and collaboration across sectors, not least between research institutions and the private sector.
The Sustainability Summit provides a unique opportunity for WLE to build relationships with key stakeholders and to showcase its research, including the program's contribution to the SDGs, as well as emerging research on the business case for sustainability in the resource reuse industry; the long-term perspective required to balance trade-offs along the water-food-energy nexus; and indicators and decision making for sustainability.
In the lead-up to the summit, the Thrive blog will publish a series of posts that discuss the roles that science can play in catalyzing shifts toward sustainability in the private sector and beyond.
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