20 November 2019 - 22 November 2019
Brussels, Belgium

A framework for sustainable energy and climate strategies

IIASA Deputy Director General for Science Leena Srivastava will deliver a keynote presentation at the Global Sustainable Technology & Innovation Conference (G-STIC 2019), a high-level conference organized by Vision on Technology for a Better World (VITO).

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Skyline of Brussels © Mapics | Dreamstime

Four years after the launch of Agenda 2030 and its associated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the United Nations, there is a consensus among experts that progress is lacking. This is a clear sign. Achieving the SDGs with business-as-usual is just not possible.

In order to transform the current production and consumption patterns and open doors to new development and growth opportunities for all, the deployment of market-ready integrated technological solutions is a crucial step. The G-STIC community will identify clusters of market-ready integrated technological solutions in 6 societal challenges: health, housing, food, water, education, energy and climate that can have a major impact on the achievement of the SDGs.

This 3rd edition of the G-STIC 2019 Conference in Brussels, is hosted jointly by VITO, the prime Research and Technology Organization on Cleantech and Sustainable Development in Belgium and its international partners African Center for Technology Studies (ACTS), Foundation Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz), Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, Chinese Academy of Sciences (GIEC), Indian Institute of Technology (IITD) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).

In her keynote lecture, with the title "Energy for all - Putting technological solutions to work for energy access", Leena Srivastava will give an overview of the technological disruptions and decision tools (energy efficiency, renewable generation, short and long term storage, smart networks and management) in the context of developing/emerging countries. Long-term energy and climate strategies need to integrate technologies in a systematic way and must be adapted to the local context to address other societal and environmental challenges as well as economic development.

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Leena Srivastava

Deputy Director General for Science

Directorate - DDG For Science

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G-STIC 2019

Global Sustainable Technology & Innovation Conference

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Schlossplatz 1, A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria
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