G-STIC 2019 seeks to speed up technological transitions for SDGs

Source: Xinhua| 2019-11-23 04:55:29|Editor: yan
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BRUSSELS, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) -- Representatives from countries championing technological innovation have gathered here with stakeholders and political decision makers at the ongoing Global Sustainable Technology and Innovation Conference" (G-STIC 2019), seeking to accelerate technological transitions for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The three-day conference which ends on Friday served as a platform for the exchange of views on climate, education, energy, health, water, circular economy and more. It was also designed to identify clusters of market-ready technological solutions.

Promoting concrete, renewable and sustainable technological solutions to shape a sustainable future was the approach shared by China's Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, a co-host of the conference.

The institute, as part of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, specializes in research and development of new energy and renewable energy, such as biomass, solar, geothermal or ocean energy.

One such solution it presented at the conference was an alternative aviation fuel produced from maize or sorghum stalks using a catalytic conversion process.

In the course of the conference, companies from Brazil, China, Kenya, Nigeria, Belgium, Oman, the United Arab Emirates also showcased market-ready proven technologies at the Technology Exhibition.

This is the third edition of G-STIC. The first one in 2017 drew over 1,000 participants, while the second one was attended by 1,400 in 2018.