Focus on Sustainable Consumption and Production in Belt and Road Initiatives
The global challenges facing humanity today serve as a reminder of the finite nature and limitations of the planet Earth. Health and environmental crises manifest worldwide from the current COVID-19 pandemic to the increasingly felt impacts of climate change. These consequences of unsustainable consumption and production patterns threaten the socioeconomic gains in many countries and highlight the need for stronger cooperation and actions to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Belt and Road initiative (BRI) aims to promote the economic prosperity and cooperation of the Belt and Road (B&R) Countries for lasting peace and development. B&R Countries are mostly at the middle or low end of global value chains, typically associated with challenges like low resource efficiency, environmental pollution, and ecological degradation. Especially in the context of the current global climate governance and aspirations for carbon-neutrality, urgent actions fostering sustainable consumption and production are needed. The BRI presents an opportunity for sustainability in promoting green cooperation and development of B&R Countries.
This conference aims to promote research on BRI and cooperation on sustainable consumption and production (SCP) in the B&R Countries. Research priorities may focus on regional and national issues of cleaner production and sustainable consumption in relevant industries under the BRI, and how to further implement the idea that "prevention is better than governance" and to promote "full life cycle thinking" to achieve the SDGs under the climate governance goals such as carbon neutrality.
CPS 2021 is hosted by De La Salle University，which is proactive to promote interdisciplinary scientific communication and intensify the expertise of each discipline to advance sustainable consumption and production, and sustainability under the Belt and Road Initiatives.
CPS 2021 will include invited keynote speeches, plenary sessions, editorial panel discussion, B&R Countries R&D panel discussion, and parallel sessions on topics including but not limited to the following:
University of Tennessee
Brno University of Technology
University of Michigan
To register and login, please visit the following website: Will be avaliable soon.
Oct 24, 2021: Deadline for submitting abstracts
Oct 30, 2021: Notification of acceptance (If you haven't received notifications, please contact us at cpsconf_at_outlook.com)
Nov 10, 2021: Early-bird registration ends (at least one author should register before Early Bird ends; otherwise an accepted abstract will be removed from the conference program and not be considered for journal special issues)
Dec 12-13, 2021: Conference
Early bird $120 USD (Student $60 USD)
Regular $150 USD (Student $80 USD)
The abstracts should be 300-500 words, including a title, author names, and affiliations. The deadline for submitting abstracts is Oct 24th, 2021. To submit your abstract, please visit the following website: will be available soon.
Guide to Authors
De La Salle University positions itself as a leader in molding human resources who serve the church and the nation. It is a Catholic coeducational institution founded in 1911 by the Brothers of the Christian Schools. The University is a hub for higher education training renowned for its academic excellence, prolific and relevant research, and involved community service.