During the first day of the conference, G-STIC 2018 will take the G-STIC 2017 policy findings forward through plenary sessions. These plenary sessions will summarize the findings of the thematic GSTIC 2017 sessions and will further sharpen them, through high-level keynote addresses and through discussions with the audience. This will deliver realistic suggestions for policy actions needed to upscale the use of sustainable integrated solutions that are socially acceptable and economically feasible in different regions of the world.
Special attention will be paid to cross-thematic technological solutions, that do not solve one problem or apply to one discipline but cut across industrial sectors and address several sustainable development challenges at the same time. The day will be concluded with a ministerial policy dialogue during which ministers from different regions will reflect on the policy suggestions formulated during the preparatory process and the discussions during the first conference day. They will also identify critical policy levers that can bring the integrated technological solutions to market in their countries. The summary of the G-STIC 2017 policy findings and the conclusions of the ministerial dialogue will be the basis for the discussions in the parallel sessions on the second conference day.
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