The International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS)
aims to foster and communicate the importance of sustainable development in a global society. The society is a coalition of academic researchers, teachers, government, non-governmental organisations and industry. It promotes inter- and transdisciplinary research and education for sustainable development. As an open and inclusive society, our vision is to establish a forum where diverse research communities can come together creating a transparent dialogue on key problems, issues, initiatives, policies and strategies needed to make progress on sustainable development a reality.
The society builds upon the 14 year history of theInternational Sustainable Development Research Conference and its associated journals. The conference continues to be hosted annually in different countries. In 2004 it was held in Manchester (UK), in 2005 in Helsinki (Finland), in 2006 in Hong Kong (China), in 2007 in Västerås (Sweden) and in 2008 in New Delhi (India).
For 2009 we announce the 15th Conference in Utrecht, The Netherlands. It is organised by the Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development and Innovation
, Utrecht University, the Netherlands, on 5-8 July 2009.