Following the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, all the member states of the United Nations have been striving for achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) since 2015. SDGs through 17 worldwide goals along with 169 targets provide a shared blueprint, a blueprint for ensuring peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. Thus the ultimate objectives of SDGs are peace and prosperity in the current chaotic global environment where both the people and the planet are divided into different conflicting entities. On the other hand, enormous controversies are also there in conceptualizing the phenomena of development and sustainability. Despite all controversies, development is always an environment-bound process and sustainability requires dynamic equilibrium in the environmental supra-system. Sustainable development inevitably requires a sustainable environment. In an unsustainable and turbulent environment development cannot be sustainable. Only through nature- friendliness and carefulness about the interest of future generations, it is hardly possible to ensure the sustainability of development. Nature constitutes only one dimension of the environment, there are also other dimensions such as socio-political, technological and so on. A balanced, coherent and dynamic relationship among all these dimensions is needed for a sustainable environment and thereby sustainable development. All these issues demand serious debates and discussions among academics, researchers, practitioners and other stakeholders of development across the world for keeping development efforts on the right track and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development meaningful.
On the above backdrop the ‘INSEARCH 2022: 8th International Integrative Research Conference on Governance in Society, Business and Environment will be held with the main theme “Sustainable Environment for Sustainable Development” on December 29-30, 2022 at BARD, Cumilla, Bangladesh. The Conference is jointly organized by Netinsearch International (Network for Integrative Research), Department of Public Administration of Stamford University Bangladesh, Asian Conference on Population and Development (ACPD), China and GAIN International (Governance and Administration Innovative Network), Australia, EquJust, Tempare University, Finland and hosted by the Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD).
With the spirit of ‘Research for Realization,’ the INSEARCH Conference is organized every year at BARD Cumilla, Bangladesh since 2014. It is a cosmopolitan gathering of researchers, academics, experts, and practitioners from different fields. It serves as a multidisciplinary avenue for high-level interaction, discussion, and debate in a supportive, relaxed, and thoughtful atmosphere. The conference welcomes all concerned to submit their research papers for consideration at the conference.