"If there are to be problems, may they come during my life-time so that I can resolve them and give my children the chance of a good life."

Kenyan proverb

"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

"History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives"

Abba Eban

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Opening session
Awards ceremony


Invited lecture: Prof. Brian Norton Strategies for Decarbonisation of Buildings
Panel: Energy communities and democratization of energy systems

Moderator: Prof. Goran Krajačić
Dr. Dominik Franjo Dominković
Dr. Gabriele Umberto Magni
Prof. Reinhard Haas
Dr. Melissa Jackson

Invited lecture: Prof. Iva Ridjan Skov Development of PtX as a result of system thinking
Panel: Promoting women in energy research

Moderator: Dr. Dana Niculescu
Prof. Annamaria Buonomano
Prof. Aoife Mary Foley
Prof. Natasha Markovska

Invited lecture: Prof. Keywan Riahi Rapid Systems Transformations for Addressing Global Sustainability Challenges
Invited lecture: Prof. Henning Meschede Integrated, renewable energy systems as the basis for a sustainable industry and economy
Panel: Integrated Assessment Models and variable renewables

Moderator: Prof. Neven Duić
Dr. Felipe Feijoo
Prof. Şiir KILKIŞ
Prof. Henrik Lund
Prof. Luis Javier Miguel González
Prof. Keywan Riahi

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.