2019 Hong Kong Conference of the Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption

  • Date : 26 June 2019 (Wednesday)
  • Venue : The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Organizer : The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

Registration is now open! Register here - early bird by 24 May - and for accommodation and other logistics.
The draft conference program can be found here.
There is growing alarm and political tensions surrounding the ecological and social challenges reflected in the Paris Climate Agreement, IPCC report, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). There is a clear need to scale the translation of ‘know-how’ and solutions in order to transform systems of production and consumption towards sustainability.
Given this context, the fourth international conference of the Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption (GRF) takes stock of sustainable production and consumption (SPAC) research, including cutting edge insights, and accelerates the engagement of researchers with knowledge users in business, policy and practice. The Hong Kong 2019 conference builds on many GRF regional meetings and the three previous international GRF conferences in Rio de Janeiro (2012), Shanghai (2014), and Brighton (2017).
The conference is organized to identify insights and linkages across the SPAC research themes and actively bridge research with policy and practice. The scope covers local and global issues and interconnections across scales, connecting regions, networks of practitioners and researchers.

Co-organizers: Asia-Europe Environment Forum, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), National Institute for Environmental Studies, SWITCH to Green Initiative, and the SWITCH Asia Programme.

Contributing partners
Future Earth Knowledge Action Network on Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production, Institute of Development Studies, Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI), SCORAI China, SITRA (the Finnish Innovation Fund), and the World Resources Forum.

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