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12 Aug 2019

The Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption 2019

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There is growing alarm and political tensions surrounding the ecological and social challenges reflected in the Paris Climate Agreement, IPCC report, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). There is a clear need to scale the translation of ‘know-how’ and solutions in order to transform systems of production and consumption towards sustainability.

Given this context, the fourth international conference of the Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption (GRF) took stock of sustainable production and consumption (SPAC) research, including cutting edge insights, and accelerated the engagement of researchers with knowledge users in business, policy and practice. The Hong Kong 2019 conference was hosted by HKUST on 26-29 June 2019 and built on many GRF regional meetings and the three previous international GRF conferences in Rio de Janeiro (2012), Shanghai (2014), and Brighton (2017).

The conference was organized to identify insights and linkages across the SPAC research themes and actively bridge research with policy and practice. The scope covered local and global issues and interconnections across scales, connecting regions, networks of practitioners and researchers.

Please visit here for more details about the conference.

  • Prof. Kira MATUS, Associate Professor of Division of Public Policy and Division of Environment and Sustainability, gave a Welcoming Address and Opening Keynotes at The Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption 2019

  • Speakers from universities, research institutes, green organizations, NGOs, governments etc. around the global shared their views at the conference

  • Panel discussion