"Then I say the Earth belongs to each generation during its course, fully and in its right no generation can contract debts greater than may be paid during the course of its existence"

Thomas Jefferson, September 6, 1789
"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."

Buckminster Fuller, philosopher, futurist and global thinker (1895 - 1983)
"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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