"Then I say the Earth belongs to each generation during its course, fully and in its right no generation can contract debts greater than may be paid during the course of its existence"

Thomas Jefferson, September 6, 1789

"If there are to be problems, may they come during my life-time so that I can resolve them and give my children the chance of a good life."

Kenyan proverb

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

Abba Eban

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.