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The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) is expecting more than 200 participants for the International Conference on Biosphere and Sustainability set on July 24-26, 2019.
Jovic Fabello, information officer of the PCSDS, said that they invited researchers and practitioners from other countries aside from the students, scientists, researchers and practitioners from the different parts of the Philippines.
“In 2018, we had 245 participants, both non-presenters and presenters. We had 100 presentations. This year, we expect almost the same or a slight increase in number of participants but with broader origins and research themes,” he said.
The conference has five thematic sessions: Biosphere Reserves and Sustainability, Ecological and Biophysical Systems, Human and Environment Systems, Climate Change and Resilience, and Economic Systems, Innovations and Technology.
“As we are gearing towards the achievement of SDGs in 2030, we need to learn from the experiences and researches being conducted around the world. That is why we need to pool experts and researchers to share their scientific findings that highlight the policy implications,” Fabello explained.
The SDGs are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice.
Academic institutions, government officials and policy makers are also invited to address the policy implications of scientific findings.
The conference on sustainable development spearheaded by PCSD started only as a local event five years ago.