The 8th World Sustainability Forum

Country: Switzerland

City: Geneva

Abstr. due: 31.07.2020

Dates: 15.09.20 — 17.09.20

Area Of Sciences: Economics and management; Sociology;

Organizing comittee e-mail:

Organizers: MDPI, Basel, Switzerland


Although a number of nations are cautiously lifting restrictions imposed to limit the transmission of COVID-19, this is by no means universal and the time-scales are varied and open to change. We anticipate that opportunities for travel and accommodation will still be limited in September 2020. We are aware that for many people the uncertainty of travel severely restricts their ability to commit to physically attending the World Sustainability Forum 2020.

We have decided to move the scheduled event to next year and plan to hold the meeting at a Western European venue in September 2021. We are sorry about this but hope that you will understand our concerns and also our wish to inform you as early as possible, before you make travel commitments.

In the spirit of making a conference on sustainability “more sustainable”, we are taking the opportunity to investigate a new modality for a reduced meeting in September 2020. We are proposing a “hybrid” meeting, which will take place in a virtual environment with individuals or local hubs participating. The themes for the September 2020 event will be:

1. Health and Medicine

2. Mobility and Transport

3. Food Security and Agriculture

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