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

Abba Eban
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12th SDEWES conference held 4-8 October 2017 in the beautiful city of Dubrovnik, Croatia is now behind us. It has brought together 530 scientists, researchers, and experts in the field of sustainable development from around 60 countries. We have listened to 450 presentations, seen 100 poster presentations, attended 12 special sessions and 2 special events, and also had the pleasure of listening to 4 invited lectures and 2 panels with some of the most distinguished experts in the field.

All the presentations and videos of the most important events from SDEWES2017 can be found on the conference website

The next SDEWES Conference will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 28-31 January 2018, which will be the 1st edition of the Latin American SDEWES series

Another regional SDEWES Conference focused on the South East Europe, the 3rd SEE SDEWES will be held in Novi Sad, Serbia, June 30 - July 3, 2018

For all your questions, please contact us on or, we look forward to your abstracts.

SDEWES2017 Local organizing committee


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