Little less than 20 years after the publishing of "Our Common Future" by the Brundtland Commission we must conclude, that despite various promising initiatives, we have achieved little and only sporadically with our strategies for fighting the excrescences of the systematic abuse of the earth.
Nevertheless, major and minor achievements such as the political Agenda 21 or private initiatives, raise hope that there is a growing common sense in our society, indeed. The early signs of this developing trend indicate that a next level in the life-cycle of sustainability is within reach. A political framework that will make an implementation into society possible is widely being discussed in a socio-political discourse, whereas at the same time a change in stakeholder perception implies a shift from campaigning towards a more cooperative approach.
The ISC2005 in its turn intends to contribute to this consensus attitude with delivering the necessary platform for both inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary co-operations. Furthermore, the conference aims to supply a meeting point for committed individuals from the political-, corporate-, academic- world as well as representatives from the civil society.
Concluding, we are happy to have the opportunity to invite you to meet at the ISC2005 in Basle, which can only become a success with your contribution in finding strategies for a sustainable society.
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