Brussels Sustainable Development Summit 2012 - Bringing the Rio+20 Agenda to Life

Start/Stop Date:
17–18 Dec 2012
SQUARE Conference Centre, near Brussels Central Station
Focus Areas:
Sustainable development
Type of Event:

The Flemish Research and Technology Organization VITO and The Indian Energy and Resources Institute TERI organize BSDS to define concrete ways to extend sustainable actions and partnerships in the context of a multi-faceted, systemic crisis and a renewed global agenda for sustainable development.


  • Smart cities
  • The bio-based economy
  • Stakeholders’ collaboration
  • Economics of sustainable development
  • Business opportunities in a green economy
  • Political framework for sustainable development

BSDS Dialogues: online thematic discussion platforms to:

  • set the stage for discussions on 17 and 18 December;
  • identify and analyse best practices and policy recommendations;
  • feed European and international policy-making.

Monday, December 17: afternoon: thematic workshops. (registration closes on December 3, 2012)
Tuesday, December 18: constructive dialogues between stakeholders, political leaders and renowned personalities, with large room for Q&A (in presence of H. R. H. Prince Philippe of Belgium). (registration closes on December 10,2012)

Online BSDS Dialogues: do raise your voice freely as from now!
Stakeholder workshops, 17 December: interact with local to global actors working in your theme of interest, present your intiatives and submit your policy recommendations.
Plenary sessions, 18 December: share your views with political leaders and eminent experts (free of charge).

BSDS 2012 will take place at SQUARE Conference Centre, near Brussels Central Station, the medieval city and numerous hotels.

More information and registration
BSBS website
BSDS Secretariat: tel. + 32 3 286 74 31