"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

Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

The Report of the U.N. Brundtland Commission, Our Common Future, 1987

"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)




Opening session


Invited lecture: Prof. Zita Vale Sustainable energy communities: concepts, models, and technologic solutions

Invited lecture: Prof. Ofelia Araujo Energy Transition: Impacts of Decarbonization and Electrification

Invited lecture: Prof. Paulo Eduardo Artaxo Netto Climate change and the challenge of regional and global sustainability

Panel: The challenges of Social Perception and Public Engagement towards Sustainability

Moderator: Ms. Karen Mascarenhas
Prof. Fátima Bernardo
Dr. Kathleen Araujo
Dr. Rocio Diaz-Chavez
Dr. Sigmar Malvezzi
Prof. Suani Teixeira Coelho

Panel: Energy Transition: Drivers and Outcomes

Moderator: Prof. Ofelia Araujo
Prof. Neven Duić
Dr. Rodrigo Iglesias
Dr. Rachel Martins Henriques
Dr. Luiz Eduardo Rubião
Mr. Marcus Temke

Panel: Air Quality

Moderator: Prof. Roberto Guardani
Mr. Claudio Alonso
Dr. Rui de Abrantes
Dr. Luis Sergio Ozório Valentim
Prof. Maria de Fatima Andrade
Mr. Vital Ribeiro

Closing session



Benchmarking the performance of cities across energy, water and environment systems
related metrics presents an opportunity to trigger policy learning, action, and cooperation to bring cities closer to sustainable development.