"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."

Buckminster Fuller, philosopher, futurist and global thinker (1895 - 1983)

"Then I say the Earth belongs to each generation during its course, fully and in its right no generation can contract debts greater than may be paid during the course of its existence"

Thomas Jefferson, September 6, 1789

"If there are to be problems, may they come during my life-time so that I can resolve them and give my children the chance of a good life."

Kenyan proverb


Thank you for attending

2nd SDEWES conference was held 9 – 12 February 2020 in Buenos Aires, Argentina and it has brought together around 110 scientists, researchers, and experts in the field of sustainable development from 26 countries. We have listened to over 120 presentations and had the pleasure of listening to 2 invited lectures and a panel on the topic of climate change with some of the most distinguished experts in the field.

All the photos, presentations and videos of the most important events will be uploaded on the conference website Please feel free to share it with your colleagues and for more information and updates, look for #sdewes and follow us on social media:



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