Current global crises require short-term responses in order to avert immediate threats posed to human security. As a consequence, the long-term goal of “sustainable development” is marginalised in terms of its political relevance and is increasingly perceived as standing in direct opposition to the necessary measures taken under crisis.
The Bonn Symposium 2009 calls for such a coherent reflection upon the structural causes of current crises as well as upon the sustainability of lifestyle norms, and presents practical recommendations to safeguard sustainable development in times of crises.
This years topic is “Sustainable Development in Times of Crises. Opposition or Opportunity?”. The Symposium under the patronage of Yvo de Boer und Armin Laschet will be moderated by Conny Czymoch.
Date: 23-24 November 2009
Location: World Conference Center Bonn, Platz der Vereinten Nationen 25, 53113 Bonn
The Bonn Symposium 2009 is free of charge. Advance registration is required. Online registration will close on 13 November 2009: http://www.bonn-symposium.de/index.php?id=14
For further information please visit: http://www.bonn-symposium.de/home.html