Sustainable management of natural resources and environment is one of the greatest challenges humanity is facing in the 21st century and beyond. The 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) reaffirm the need to achieve sustainable development by promoting economic development, social inclusion, environmental sustainability, and good governance, including peace and security. Natural Resources Management (NRM) is at the core of achieving SDGs. In this international conference, knowledge and experiences on mainstreaming Integrated Natural Resources and Environmental Management (INREM) in sustainable development will be shared among academics, researchers, and practitioners in environment and natural resources management.
To be held on July 8-10, 2016 at Mindanao State University in Tawi-Tawi, this year's theme is, "Breaking the barriers and bridging sciences toward healthier ecosystems and ecologically sustainable development." Topics include climate change and variability and air quality, environmental impact assessment, biodiversity and conservation, environment, resources and population, best practices and development of green technology, degradation of water resources, integrated information database and network, land use, land cover and land degradation, and human health and environmental hazards.