"If there are to be problems, may they come during my life-time so that I can resolve them and give my children the chance of a good life."

Kenyan proverb

Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

The Report of the U.N. Brundtland Commission, Our Common Future, 1987

"History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives"

Abba Eban




Opening session and Awards ceremony
Invited lecture: Prof. Hans-Martin Henning Towards a climate-neutral energy supply - pathways for the German energy transition and implications for global developments
Invited lecture: Prof. Brian Vad Mathiesen Roadmap for achieving the 70 per cent 2030 greenhouse gas emission reduction target in Denmark
Invited lecture: Prof. Henrik Wenzel Gas-to-liquid Hydrocarbon Production from Bio-methane, CO2 and Hydrogen – as a key System Integrator
Panel: Climate Neutrality in Cities

Moderator: Prof. Ingo Stadler
Dr. Manuel Ignacio Ayala Chauvin
Prof. Peter Droege
Dr. Takaaki Furubayashi
Prof. Şiir KILKIŞ
Prof. Brian Vad Mathiesen
Dr. Monica Salvia
Prof. Rodney Stewart
Mr. Jonas Tolf

Closing session


Benchmarking the performance of cities across energy, water and environment systems
related metrics presents an opportunity to trigger policy learning, action, and cooperation to bring cities closer to sustainable development.