05 March 2020 - 07 March 2020
Durango, Mexico

Second World Sustainable Development Forum (WSDF)

The theme of the forum is - envisioning towards limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. 

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The Second World Sustainable Development Forum (WSDF) is scheduled to take place in Durango, Mexico between March 05-07, 2020. The Forum aims to bring together leaders from government at all levels, leaders of business and industry, as well as those involved in academia and civil society. In particular, the Second WSDF also involves extensive participation of youth and is organized in partnership with the Protect Our Planet (POP) movement, since young people must be at the vanguard of action in taking the lead on climate action worldwide. In addition to focusing on the need for ensuring that the 1.5°C target is met, the second WSDF will also address the SDG related to Life Below Water (SDG 14) because not only is climate change leading to acidification of oceans, but also substantial warming with major threats to marine ecosystems and marine life. In addition, human society is now generating alarming quantities of waste, including plastics which are ultimately dumped in the oceans.

IIASA's Keywan Riahi will address the forum as a keynote speaker in the plenary session on Future Risks from 1.5°C Plus, as well as Dr. Shonali Pachauri and Dr. Nebojsa Nakicënovic are invited panelist in the plenary on “Energiewende and Innovation.

WSDF Brochure
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CONTACT DETAILS

Shonali Pachauri

Principal Research Scholar

Integrated Assessment and Climate Change Research Group - Energy, Climate, and Environment Program

Principal Research Scholar

Sustainable Service Systems Research Group - Energy, Climate, and Environment Program

Research Group Leader and Principal Research Scholar

Transformative Institutional and Social Solutions Research Group - Energy, Climate, and Environment Program

T +43(0) 2236 807 475

Keywan Riahi

Program Director and Principal Research Scholar

Pollution Management Research Group - Energy, Climate, and Environment Program

Program Director and Principal Research Scholar

Sustainable Service Systems Research Group - Energy, Climate, and Environment Program

Program Director and Principal Research Scholar

Transformative Institutional and Social Solutions Research Group - Energy, Climate, and Environment Program

T +43(0) 2236 807 491

Nebojsa Nakicenovic

Emeritus Research Scholar

Integrated Assessment and Climate Change Research Group - Energy, Climate, and Environment Program

Emeritus Research Scholar

Transformative Institutional and Social Solutions Research Group - Energy, Climate, and Environment Program

T +43(0) 2236 807 411

PUBLICATIONS

Chen, S., Fang, K., Dhakal, S., Kharrazi, A. , Tong, K., & Ramaswami, A. (2021). Reshaping urban infrastructure for a carbon-neutral and sustainable future. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 174, e105765. 10.1016/j.resconrec.2021.105765.

Iakubovskii, D., Krupenev, D., Komendantova, N. , & Boyarkin, D. (2021). A model for power shortage minimization in electric power systems given constraints on controlled sections. Energy Reports 7, 4577-4586. 10.1016/j.egyr.2021.07.022.

Chen, S., Prettner, K., Kuhn, M., & Bloom, D.E. (2021). The economic burden of COVID-19 in the United States: Estimates and projections under an infection-based herd immunity approach. The Journal of the Economics of Ageing 20, e100328. 10.1016/j.jeoa.2021.100328.

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