Uniting higher education, governments, industry and society for a sustainable future
10–13 June 2024
Queen Sirikit National Convention Center Bangkok, Thailand
The Global Sustainable Development Congress brings together global thought leaders and innovators to discuss urgent solutions to the sustainability emergency.
Challenging the usual thinking on what higher education, governments, businesses and society must do to help society meet the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the congress is a call to action for global universities and businesses to pivot their educational, research, innovation and outreach programmes towards tangible outcomes.
Delegates from around the world will immerse themselves in sessions aligned with the societal transformations needed to achieve the SDGs.
Be inspired by powerful case studies and actionable insights from thought-provoking panels and collaborative workshops. Forge alliances in bespoke networking events and discover what is needed to scale up solutions for real impact.
Join us and engage first-hand in urgent conversations as we work together towards a more sustainable future.
Attending the Global Sustainable Development Congress was very insightful for several reasons. Learning from other's experiences who are involved in sustainability development can help you gain insights into new technologies, best practices and innovative approaches to solutions. It offered a great platform for networking, staying updated, enhancing your company reputation and contributing to the global sustainable development agenda.
– Muhiba Uwaydat, head of environmental sustainability services, United Maintenance and Contracting Company
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Explore how digitalisation can help overcome the global disparity in access to, and reaping of benefits from, technology, and the potential environmental benefits.
Examine the barriers we face to providing equal access to education, advancement and socio-economic opportunities, and what more can be done to support wider access and support.
Discuss the global trends to decarbonisation and the challenges that industries face while continuing to provide affordable goods and services to all communities globally.
Look at the lessons learned from the pandemic and what more can be done to prevent future pandemics, support developing countries in improving healthcare and fast-tracking global immunity programmes and investment in disease research and cures.
Dive into the complex challenges in building sustainable communities and how the adoption of technologies, sustainable building practices and environmentally friendly transportation and energy networks are critical in reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity.
Explore the current adoption of sustainable farming practices, the rectification of past ecological destruction and the integration of new technologies by looking at the broader education, policy and governance required for wholesale behavioural change.
An exclusive gathering of 200 global leaders, united to address the world's most pressing challenges and promote progress towards the 17 SDGs.
Join us to address the global workforce impact of reaching net zero, foster green skills and prepare the next generation for the sustainability crisis.
Discover strategic alliances and harness THE's data and insights for SDG success through 1:1 demos and consultancy.
Deputy executive director of industrial and global alliances
Programme management officer
UN Environment Programme
Country director of economics and sustainable development
British Embassy in Thailand
Global lead for Impact Venture Accelerators
UN Development Programme
Regional coordinator for resource efficiency (APAC)
UN Environment Programme
Theresa Mundita Lim
Executive director of the Centre for Biodiversity
Association of Southeast Asian Nations
Vice-president and chief sustainability officer
Japan International Cooperation Agency
Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure
Institute Pertanian Bogor
Corporate affairs director
Head of strategy and planning for the Reefscape Restoration Initiative
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Director of the Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability
United Nations University
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