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5th BMBF Forum for Sustainability

Research for Sustainability - Driver for Innovation


12th European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (erscp2008)

23 - 25 September 2008, ewerk, Berlin

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ewerk, Berlin
Research for sustainability is driver for innovation. Whether it be in the field of health, agriculture, forestry, production, in the distribution and use of goods, in the transport sector or in the production and use of energy - everywhere attempts are being made to derive a greater benefit for all people with a far smaller impact on the environment.

The aim of the 5th BMBF Forum for Sustainability is to strengthen the collaboration of politics, science and industry for the generation of sustainable innovation. The German Federal Minister for Education and Research Dr. Annette Schavan will open this international conference. A central part of the programme is the „12th European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (erscp2008)“, that will be hosted in line with the Europe-wide networking in Germany for the first time.

The 5th BMBF Forum for Sustainability features discussions about the state of the art in research, about the collaboration between politics, science and research communities as well as future research priorities. In about 40 sessions and workshops more than 400 international participants will discuss projects, ideas and approaches and their contribution to sustainable development. The objectives are: to present best-practice examples, to explore solution-driven opportunities and to initiate joint projects.

The conference is expected to attract participants from politics, science and industry including high-level representatives from research policy from Poland, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary with whom the dialogue on sustainability research was started at the 4th BMBF Forum for Sustainability (L2L) in Leipzig in 2007.

The three-day scientific programme will cover the following topics:

A Research for Sustainability - Opportunities for Europe
B Hightech for Sustainability - Collaboration of Science and Industry
C Resource Efficiency - Strategies and Implementations
D Sustainable Landuse - Implications for Europe and beyond
E Sustainability Science - Chances, Challenges and New Perspectives

I Sustainable Housing and Construction in Europe
II Sustainable Supply Chain Management
III Sustainable Production and Resource Efficiency
IV Sustainable Energy Supply and Consumption
V General Topics

In addition, the social programme with evening events, sight-seeing programme and the so called “Locations of Organised Coincidence“ will offer manifold possibilities for making new contacts and initiating projects.