"History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives"

Abba Eban

"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."

Buckminster Fuller, philosopher, futurist and global thinker (1895 - 1983)

Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

The Report of the U.N. Brundtland Commission, Our Common Future, 1987

Important note:
Due to insufficient academic interest, we regret to inform you that the Toronto conference had to be cancelled. We have prepared alternative options for the work of authors who already submitted papers to the Toronto Conference. All the authors were informed via email and in case of any doubt, please contact us at

For those interested in other SDEWES conferences in 2024, please check our upcoming conferences: 2nd Asia Pacific SDEWES Conference (April in Gold Coast, Australia) or 19th SDEWES Conference (September in Rome, Italy)


Benchmarking the performance of cities across energy, water and environment systems
related metrics presents an opportunity to trigger policy learning, action, and cooperation to bring cities closer to sustainable development.