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Integrated technological solutions

that are good for the planet, for the people and for the economy

The G-STIC 2017 conference aimed to accelerate the development, dissemination and deployment of technological innovations that enable the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are 17 internationally agreed ambitious goals to move the world to a more sustainable future by 2030.

Focused on integrated technological solutions that are good for the planet, for the people and for the economy, G-STIC 2017 provided a unique chance to join the global technological innovation community that is single-mindedly devoted to enabling transitions to less carbon and resource-intensive economic development models.

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A deliberate focus on 12 themes

impacting the transition to less carbon and resource-intensive economies

To maximize the impact on the achievement of the SDGs, G-STIC 2017 activities were structured in 8 thematic clusters and 4 cross-cutting themes.

Each of these 12 themes was managed by a dedicated team, and focused on selected market ready technological solutions that substantively contribute to less carbon and resource-intensive economies. With a clear intention to foster co-creation practices, all teams heavily invested in the buildup of international learning networks and dynamic communities of committed practitioners – as part of a process to develop a strategy that delivers results and measurable impact at local, national, regional and global policy levels.

8 thematic clusters

4 cross-cutting themes

3 topical sessions...

...and 1 CEO panel

More than a conference series

G-STIC aims to contribute to a systemic change

G-STIC is focused on building knowledge bases and global expert networks to support the technological transitions that are needed for the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development.

G-STIC will draw upon the best available knowledge and real-life expertise to contribute a robust advisory system on integrated technological solutions to the United Nations and other international policy forums, as they relate to the SDGs, the climate goals and the Means of Implementation of binding multilateral environmental agreements.

G-STIC is guided by an International Advisory Committee

G-STIC is guided by an International Advisory Committee that is composed of more than 30 senior representatives from different UN agencies and expert institutes participating in one or more of the G-STIC thematic clusters or cross-cutting themes.

Welcoming technology experts and policy makers

in Brussels, October 23-25 2017

The G-STIC Conference series was hosted jointly by VITO (the prime research and technology organization on cleantech and sustainable development in Belgium) and its international partners ACTS (African Centre for Technology Studies), AIT (Asian Institute of Technology), IITD (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi) and TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute). The first edition of this new conference series was organised in Brussels from October 23 to October 25, 2017.


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