"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

"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."

Buckminster Fuller, philosopher, futurist and global thinker (1895 - 1983)

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

Abba Eban

Important notification to participants
As the situation with Covid-19 pandemic situation has deteriorated, the Australian Government has now restricted gatherings of greater than 100 persons and imposed 14 days self-isolation for all international arrivals, and Griffith University has now banned all on site events, the 1st Asia Pacific SDEWES conference will be held fully online.

Please stand by for further information.

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