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CONFERENCE THEME

In the stunning setting around Segovia in Spain, delegates earlier this year considered the variety of atmospheres, conditions and climates that enable and constrain our activities outdoors.

 

However, in parallel with these discussions, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were agreed by the United Nations. These challenging ideals and targets go way beyond environmental concerns framed in the narrow vision of pristine protected wildernesses.

 

Importantly the goals now emphasise human interaction with the planet, with nature and with each other, using the 'three P's: poverty, planet and prosperity'.

Our delegates – from a range of different climates – carry with them stories related to all of the seventeen SDGs. Our 7th International Adventure conference will therefore open up critical discourses about these powerful new goals – economic, social, cultural, philosophical and physical.

We aim to bring together leading academics and industry practitioners in the fabulous setting of Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland, to learn about and to debate burning issues in nature-based and adventure tourism, outdoor recreation and outdoor learning. Of course, as this year, themes such as journeys, liminality, boundary crossing and escape attempts from home are also core and related concepts, but should for 2019 reflect the concepts of the sustainable development goals.

United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 
  • End poverty in all its forms everywhere

  • Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

  • Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

  • Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

  • End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

  • Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

  • Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation

  • Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

  • Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation

  • Reduce inequality within and among countries

  • Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

  • Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

  • Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

  • Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

  • Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

  • Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

  • Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development

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IAC 2019 Hosts:

Laggan Outdoor

Gatehouse of Fleet

Castle Douglas

DG7 2ES