"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)

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

"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



5th SEE SDEWES hybrid conference was held 22-26 May 2022 in Vlorë, Albania and it has brought together around 206 scientists, researchers, and experts in the field of sustainable development from 36 countries. We have listened to 191 oral presentations, evaluated 7 posters, attended 4 special sessions, one side event and had the pleasure of listening to 3 invited lectures and 1 panel given by some of the most distinguished experts in the field.

We enjoyed the company of 131 participants in person, who presented 111 papers. We hope you were as happy as we were as we again had the chance to meet, mingle and share new ideas in person.

Vlore university

All the photos, presentations, and videos of the most important events, as well as participants’ insight on the SEE SDEWES2022 are available on the conference website, but also at our SDEWES Talks Please feel free to share it with your colleagues and for more information and updates, look for #sdewes and follow us on social media:

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This year we have two upcoming conferences and would love to see you and/or your colleagues there:

3rd LA SDEWES Sao Paulo, Brasil – online conference

17th SDEWES Paphos, Cyprus - hybrid conference



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