WISIONS of Sustainability
The main objective of WISIONS is to make clean energy a default solution for basic energy needs in developing regions, by helping local partners to identify successes and bring them to scale through regional networks, marketing and demonstration. Read more about WISIONS activities, goals and background.
Meet the WISIONS Team at the 5th World Sustainability Forum in Basel
News from WISIONS posted on August 19th, 2015
The forum aims to be a platform for researchers to present and engage with research-relevant stakeholders on issues relating to sustainability. The event will be structured in three thematic areas: "Sustainable Science, Technology, and Energy", "Sustainable Consumption, Lifestyles, Mobility, and Cities" and "Sustainability in Economics, Business, and Management".
The WISIONS team will present the following keynote lectures:
7th September, 16.15 – 17.45: "Practitioners Knowledge Exchange and Networks in the Global South – A Sustainable Path to Foster Innovative Energy Know-How?" (Stream 4)
8th September, 08.30 – 10.30: "Biogas Innovations through Grassroots Movements. Learnings from the Latin American Experience" (Stream 3)
9th September, 15.15 – 16.15: "Delivery Models for Sustainable Energy Technologies – What are Feasible Approaches in Developing Regions?" (Stream 1)
More information on the 5th World Sustainability Forum, including the whole conference programme, is available on the SciForum website.
New: The WISIONS YouTube Channel
News from WISIONS posted on August 17th, 2015
Over the course of the last years, many of our project partners have documented their work and achievements in videos to accompany their written reports. While some of our partners maintain their own YouTube channels, many of these videos have not been published yet.
In order to share these videos, the WISIONS team has now set up a YouTube channel. Around six videos from different projects are already online, and we will constantly update our library with new submissions.
To watch and to subscribe to our channel, please visit WISIONS of Sustainability on YouTube.
Meet the WISIONS Team at the RGS-IGB Annual Conference 2015 in Exeter
News from WISIONS posted on August 12th, 2015
It has been claimed that the Anthropocene heralds a new geological epoch in which human society is acknowledged as having become the greatest force shaping planet earth. Although its recognition as a new age in geological history remains provisional, the idea of the Anthropocene has already captured the public imagination and that of scientists, social scientists and humanities scholars, who have initiated a variety of new projects, agendas and critiques on the subject.
This annual conference theme aims to bring all areas of the discipline to the table, including the physical geography and climate science communities, to explore the rich array of geographical work relating to this powerful idea and its consequences.
The WISIONS presentation "Facilitating Knowledge Exchange Between Practitioners in the Global South – a Pathway to Achieving Fairness and Social Justice for Rural Communities?" is part of the session "Fairness and Social Justice for Rural Communities" on Wednesday 2nd September. The WISIONS team will also be chairing the session "What are Appropriate Delivery Models for Sustainable Energy Access in the Developing World?" on Friday 4th September.
Visit the Royal Geographical Society's website to read more about the Annual International Conference 2015 and to access the Conference Programme.