"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

"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

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



3rd LA SDEWES conference Sao Paulo was held online 24 - 28 July 2022 and it has brought together around 115 scientists, researchers, and experts in the field of sustainable development from 26 countries. We have listened to 89 on-line presentations on our virtual conference platform, had 11 technical sessions and benefited from listening to 3 invited lectures and 3 panels given by some of the most distinguished experts in the field. The online presentations aroused a lot of interest among participants as we reached over 1000 comments on our virtual platform.

All the presentations and videos of the most important events, as well as participants’ insight on the LA SDEWES 2022 will soon be available on the conference website Please feel free to share it with your colleagues and for more information and updates, look for #sdewes and follow us on social media:

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This year, we have another upcoming conference and would love to see you and/or your colleagues there:

17th SDEWES Paphos, Cyprus - hybrid conference


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