About the Conference
Environment and sustainability have become the major challenges that the international has been facing since 1960’s. It is very important to engage young generations from different nations to work together, tackling critical environmental issues and creating new solutions.
International Student Conference on Environment and Sustainability (ISCES) was initiated by the proposal of Prof. WANG Guangtao, Chairman of Environment Protection and Resources Conservation Committee of National People's Congress of China, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Unep – Tongji Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development (IESD). The first ISCES was co-organized by UNEP and Tongji University in Shanghai from June 5th to 8th, 2011. During this conference,nearly 400 young students from more than 35 countries and well-known specialists and scholars came together to discuss the latest topics, including Water and Forest, Green Mobility, Eco-Urbanism & Cultural Heritage, etc. As one of the most significant outcomes, Global Youth Tongji Declaration was released on the closing ceremony, and the Declaration emphasizes that “The Conference at Tongji University was an optimal platform to promote the important role of youth in large-scale decisions”.
The 2012 International Student Conference on Environment and Sustainability (ISCES) will be held from June 5th to 8th in Shanghai, China. The conference will invite young students, who are the future managers, policy makers, scientists and actionists, to experience the local green economy in Shanghai, to visit local eco-industry and to share their insight and understandings of environment and sustainability. During the conference, participants will join various activities, including keynote speeches, field visits, parallel group workshops and poster voting. The TOP 10 best poster winners will be awarded. Lastly, a booklet of 2012 ISCES with posters, proposals, summaries, reports and other forms of research outcomes will be published and disseminated in Rio +20.
Topic & panels
GREEN ECONOMY and divided into four panels as follows:
● Green Economy & Mobility
● Green Economy & Eco-building
● Green Economy & Environment
● Green Economy & Sustainable Development
Fees & Prizes
local accommodation (June 4-8) and transportation in Shanghai and site trip will be provided by organizers
Prizes will be awarded to individuals (poster winner) after a vote by the organization committee and all participants
Applicationdeadline: March 31st, 2012
Selection announcement: April 10th, 2012
Poster deadline: April 30th, 2012
Requirements for Posters
Include 1 photo of you, origin of your city and a brief description
Size: 594×841 mm, PDF formatted
Excellent samples available on our website.
For More Information, Please Contact
Ms. YANG Yanyun
Secretariat of Organizing Committee
2012 International Student Conference on Environment and Sustainability
UNEP– Tongji Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development
1239 Siping Road, Shanghai 200092, P. R. China
Tel: +86-21-6598 5059
Fax: +86-21-6598 5059