International conference on Sustainable Development
In 2014, Budapest is claiming its place on the global map of sustainability. Sustainable development shall not solely be understood as a way of protecting the environment; its aims also include the facilitation of equal opportunities and the provision of high-quality, accessible education. These basic aims, when achieved, are the ones that will make us feel more comfortable in our local or wider environment, be it our city, country or planet. How can we make this happen? How shall the first steps be taken toward a sustainable world?
SUSCO Budapest is a two-day international conference on sustainable development, and the first in a series of similar events organised by the Antall József Knowledge Centre. The first edition, which is to take place on 2-3 October 2014 at Millenáris in Budapest, will examine sustainable development by summarising its primary objectives and recounting the history of its realisation. As a side-event to the conference, a SUSCO Expo will open, which serves the purpose of getting its visitors acquainted with the innovations driven by organisations and companies devoted to sustainable development. Please note that entry to the expo is free of charge.
The patron of the conference is Dr János Áder, the President of the Republic of Hungary.
What topics will the SUSCO Budapest conference cover?
- sustainable development as such
- aims and prospects of sustainability
- the regional way of thinking in terms of sustainable development
- sustainability in practice
- WEF – water, energy and food as key questions of sustainable development
- legal and economic measures on the national and regional level
If you register, you will be able to meet among others:
- Kitty van der Heijden, Director of the World Resources Institute Europe
- His Excellency Csaba Kőrösi, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Hungary to the United Nations
- István Salgó, Chairman of the Business Council on Sustainable Development in Hungary
- Vladimir Olegovich Rakhmanin, FAO’s Assistant Director and Regional Representative for Europe and Central Asia
- Bedřich Moldan, Former Minister of Environment of the Czech Republic
- Professor András Szöllősi-Nagy, DSc, PhD, Rector of the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education
- Joppe Cramwinckel, Water Programme Director of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development
- Éda Glória Pogány, Sustainability Communications Director of the Coca Cola Hellenic Bottling Company
- Donna Darzentas, SD&HSE Senior Vice President of MOL Group
- Dr Marcel Szabó, Ombudsman for Future Generations at the Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights of Hungary