Theme: Energy, Peace and Global Governance

At the behest of Rio+Summit on 'The Future We Want,' a 30 member Open Working Group (OWG) was formed and given the mandate of proposing a set of goals called Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The UN Summit held during 25-27 September 2015 in New York, adopted 17Goals.
( The SDGs are expected to replace the MDGs and they are to be achieved by 2030.
The panel on “Fragile Development 2015-2030” hosted by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) brought out clearly how insecurity and poor governance will affect sustainable development. The linkages between energy and conflicts are well established. The ongoing conflicts at the global scenario are attributed to the geopolitics of oil and the insatiable tendency to control the natural resources. SDG 7 is fully devoted to achieving affordable and clean energy. For development to be truly sustainable, we need a different global order that promotes peace and equitable consumption of energy and natural resources.
Aim: To create a movement for putting energy and peace in the centre of discourse and dialogue on sustainable development and global governance.

Expected Outcome:

1. Movement for putting energy and peace in the centre of discourse and dialogue on sustainable development and global governance  
    is strengthened,particularly in the academic institutions engaged in management education.
2. Mainstreaming sustainability in management education and research on energy and peace is promoted.
3. Platform for institutional network among all the actorsengaged in energy & peace studies is created at XUB.

Suggested Tracks:

1. Sustainability and Global Governance
2. Sustainable Energy and the Future: Challenges and Choices.
3. Advancing Sustainability in Management Education and Research on Energy, Peace and Global Governance.
4. Building Peace and Protecting our Common Home.

Institutions Invited to Lead the Discourse on Summit Themes (Tracks)

1. The Earth Institute, Columbia University.
2. Yale-NUS School in Singapore.
3. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.
4. International Energy Agency.
5. UN and Bilateral Agencies.
6. Business Corporations.
7. Public Sector Organisations.
8. International NGOs.
9. Academic and Research Institutions.
10.Media and Mass Communication Agencies.