UNIVERSITY OF ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
2ND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE
25th – 27th August, 2022
Theme: Towards Environment and Sustainable Development Financing in the Wave of
COVID-19: The Role of Stakeholders
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Since, the Earth Summit in Rio De Janeiro in 1992, the Global Leadership has fairly and widely recognized that unsustainable approaches to most development initiatives have necessitated the continuous call for more sustainable actions – an action that encourages the judicious use of environmental resources, promotes people’s social well-being and provides economic value for investors.
The United Nations (UN) Secretary General, Mr. António Guterres, said that the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is still in its early stages around the world and in developing countries to be specific. The current level of financing and investment associated with the implementation of the SDGs is far below what is needed, and there is a growing concern about how to close this financing gap, globally. Financing for sustainable development in developing countries risks collapsing as all available resources, domestic and external, public and private, are inadequate, even before COVID-19.
Globally, countries are not on the right track of achieving the SDGs, as gender inequality gap widens, and world hunger has risen for the third year in a row. Biodiversity is being lost at an alarming rate, and greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, with all the devastating effects on health and societies. In short, much has not been done to ensure dignity, opportunity and justice for all, and we risk irreversible degrading of the natural systems that sustain life. However, there is a common understanding that the SDGs can be achieved through mutual collaborations and partnership. These should facilitate mobilization of funds to address the financing gap of $2.5 trillion a year, It is against this back drop that the 2nd Edition of the UESD Sustainability Conference is being organized.
This conference aims to provide an opportunity to review and create knowledge for addressing constellation of SDGs financing gaps related to Water and Sanitation, Power and Energy, Food Security and Agriculture, Climate Change Mitigation, and Adaptation, Ecosystems, Biodiversity, Health and Wellbeing, Education, Social Inclusion, Transportation, Telecommunication, among others. This conference seeks to provide opportunity for academics (scholars) and practitioners to engage and brainstorm on recommended policies and strategies to address sustainable development financing challenges in Ghana and beyond.
Interested researchers and practitioners should submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations under the following thematic areas:
Circular Economy and Agriculture
Guidelines for Abstract Submission
Please submit your abstract of 250 words and a maximum of 5 keywords to the email address email@example.com. Abstracts shall be subjected to peer-review, and only those that pass the peer-review process will be invited to present (Oral or Poster) at the conference. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 10th July, 2022, at 23:59 hrs GMT.
Important things to Note