AFD 15th International Research Conference - Strong sustainability "Are Net Zero development trajectories sustainable?"

The conference is part of a cycle of conferences organized by AFD every two years to address key development issues such as common goods, inequalities and development financing.

In an era of multiplying global crises in several areas - health, environment, finance - and increasing civil society mobilizations in favor of a just and equitable transition, the question of the operational coherence of the ODD framework, development trajectories and their (in-) sustainability have risen to the heart of many political debates.

The 15th International Research Conference marks a milestone in the thinking around this concept. Its multi-disciplinary program is structured around three principles of strong sustainability that aim to guide the development of trajectories: non-substitutability between capitals, multidimensionality and the social construct. The event consists of two academic days and one policy day, combining academic insights, testimonials and recommendations for the public and private sectors to better address the political, environmental, economic and social challenges of development.

Join Patrice EBAH, coordinator of the Mining Activity and Sustainable Development - RAMR2D network, in parallel session n°2, on December 7 at 5pm: Le droit comme levier pour répondre à la problématique de l'exploitation minière responsable en Afrique de l'Ouest : Analyses des préoccupations environnementales et sociales à la lumière de la législation minière en Côte d'Ivoire, au Niger et en Guinée.

How can I attend the conference?

This year, the event will be held in a hybrid format, with the possibility of attending the conference either inAFD's Nelson Mandela Auditorium in the Mistral (December 7 and 8) and in theEspace du Centenaire (December 9), or from the dedicated digital platform.
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