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We want to thank you for participating to the 15th ISDR Conference. Please find the conference proseeding codes on the conference program book page 13 and connect to the isdrs.org website. We hope you enjoyed your stay in Utrecht and will see you again in Hong Kong next year

The International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS) is pleased to announce its 15th annual conference. The conference takes place in Utrecht, The Netherlands, July 5-8, 2009. The 15th annual conference of the International Sustainable Development Research Society is hosted by the Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development and Innovation, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

The conference motto is "Taking up the Global Challenge: Analysing the implementation of innovations and governance for sustainable development". With this motto we focus the Conference on the scientific analysis of the key factors explaining successes (and failure) in the many practices of implementation of innovations and governance for sustainable development, both in the North and the South, and in the West and the East.

We welcome studies explaining the success of sustainability strategies and practices in national, sectoral and regional cases, cross country comparisons and in international relations. We provide a platform for debate on studies applying different research methodologies. As the central thread we will promote the debate on the key question whether the developments in these practices and their mainstreaming are sufficiently substantial to face the fast growing global wealth and its implications in the coming decades. 

The 15th Annual ISDR Conference is a peer reviewed conference. Abstracts are sent to reviewers and written comments are provided to the authors. Papers from the conference are considered for publication in special issues of international scientific peer reviewed journals. The conference has several supporting journals, including Sustainable Development, Business Strategy and the Environment, Journal of Cleaner Production, Progress in Industrial Ecology, Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management and European Environment.

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This event is organized climate neutral.