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Apply now: Potsdam Summer School 2017

The fourth Potsdam Summer School will explore the relevance and challenges of an approach to inclusive governance for sustainable futures and how sustainable development as in the UN Sustainable development Goals (SDGs) can be achieved.

The SDGs, the Paris Agreement and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 constitute a frame for a common understanding of the global interrelations, which need to be integrated in strategies and action plans. To make discussions more tangible the Summer School will examine what role the SDGs play in measurement, management and monitoring of progress towards sustainable economic, social and environmental development of cities and communities. The programme will discuss challenges of urban planning, pollution and resilience to climate change and we will focus on risk factors such as resources i.e. energy, water and land use, population growth and climate change. The concept of inclusive governance will serve as a transdisciplinary framework to integrate different kind of knowledge both within and outside science.

Who can apply?

The Summer School is geared towards young professionals, post-docs and future decision-makers from research institutes, government agencies, NGOs and the private sector. Applications from around the world are welcome and the Potsdam Summer School will be an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas and initiate future co operations.

Deadline for applications is 18 May 2017.

Further information and guidelines regarding proposal submission are available

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