This thematic area is concerned with the different alternatives to change human, social and environmental impacts of accelerated urbanization and global industrialization.
Sustainability has become a key word for government representatives and social leaders, due to its relevance in our present world context.
Sustainable practices are becoming increasingly vital for us to better assess and manage risk, thus avoiding devastating consequences for the planet and the seven billion people who live on it.
Additionally, effective governance mechanisms are also a matter of concern. After all, some institutions and social organizations have been leading sustainable development globally in various areas: collective security, public services, healthcare, education, culture, human rights, food, migration, energy supply, environment, water, finance, labor relations, among others.
These topics are fundamental to the efforts to generate a sustainable order, both at domestic and international level. Challenges to be faced in this theme refer mainly to the following projects:
- Borders and migrations;
- Climate change;
- Development, inclusion and exclusion;
- Natural resources with a focus on biodiversity and environment;
- Sustainability of cities and territories.
Institutions from 31 countries and regions are engaged in this thematic area: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States.