G-STIC, the Global Science, Technology and Innovation Conference series, is a new cutting-edge global conference series on technological solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of 17 ambitious targets, agreed upon by all countries, for the world to transition to a more sustainable future by 2030. The G-STIC series is hosted jointly by VITO (a leading independent and not-for-profit research and technology organization in Belgium) and its international partners ACTS (African Centre for Technology Studies), AIT (Asian Institute of Technology), IITD (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi) and TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute). The first edition of this new conference series will be organized in Brussels from October 23 to October 25, 2017.
G-STIC is all about integrated technological solutions for the SDGs and draws on the globally best available knowledge and real life expertise. G-STIC aims at supporting the technological discussions in the UN and other international policy forums as they relate to the SDGs, the climate goals and the Means of Implementation of multilateral environmental agreements.
The goal of G-STIC is to accelerate the development, dissemination, and deployment of integrated technological solutions that are feasible, acceptable and affordable from both an economic and social point of view. G-STIC is, however, more than a conference series and aims at building knowledge bases and global expert networks in support of the technological transitions needed for the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
G-STIC is guided by an International Advisory Committee that is composed of 30+ senior representatives from different UN agencies and expert institutes participating in one or more of the G-STIC thematic clusters or cross-cutting themes.
The attached brochure provides you with additional information about the purpose, the organization and structure of the conference. The G-STIC website www.gstic.org is also updated regularly with the latest information.