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Future peace and prosperity will no longer be within our reach, if we in Germany do not commit more resolutely to greater sustainability and channel all our energy into making it happen – be it in politics, business, science or civil society.

Marlehn Thieme, Chairwoman of the Council

Marlehn Thieme

The principle of sustainability is the only option for responsible global action; it protects our eco-systems and thus ensures the survival of generations to come.

Olaf Tschimpke, Deputy Chairman of the Council

Olaf Tschimpke

Measuring sustainability and identifying interrelationships are major success factors for anchoring this topic in companies and on capital markets.

Prof. Dr. Alexander Bassen, Member of the Council

Prof. Dr. Alexander Bassen

Avoiding past mistakes means pointing progress in the right direction: the principle of sustainable development is a good compass for technical and social innovations at local, national and global level.

Ulla Burchardt, Member of the Council

Ulla Burchardt

The global sustainability and climate protection goals are the long-term milestones. Now we have to engage in an honest discussion about what the state, private sector and citizens can and must do to achieve them.

Kathrin Menges, Member of the Council

Kathrin Menges

The energy revolution has greatly reduced the costs of green electricity, so it is competitive at international level and helps to achieve the global sustainability goals without additional CO2 emissions.

Alexander Müller, Member of the Council

Alexander Müller

The idea of sustainability is at the core of a viable, innovative economy and is vital for a society that aims to safeguard quality of life in the long term. That is why the three pillars of sustainability – economic, environmental and social – must be considered together.

Katherina Reiche, Member of the Council

Katherina Reiche

Make the sustainable choice the easy choice.

Prof. Dr. Lucia A. Reisch, Member of the Council

Prof. Dr. Lucia A. Reisch

Sustainable development requires to find as much common ground as possible but also to accept differences.

Dr. Werner Schnappauf, Member of the Council

Dr. Werner Schnappauf

Today, sustainable development requires an agenda which explicitly links global and national goals and policies and thus gives global cooperation a strong push forward.

Dr. Imme Scholz, Member of the Council

Dr. Imme Scholz

In forest science, we learned how important the sustainable management of natural resources is centuries ago. Empirical knowledge, openness to new things and humility in the face of nature can help other sectors, too.

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schraml, Member of the Council

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schraml

Cities, even more so than today, will become hubs of technological and social development in the future. All the more important are efforts to encourage the sustainable development of our cities.

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schuster, Member of the Council

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schuster

We need to make bold political decisions that reward growth less and sustainability more and that encourage the common good instead of profit-seeking.

Prof. Dr. Hubert Weiger, Member of the Council

Prof. Dr. Hubert Weiger

The UN Sustainable Development Goals present the vision of a fundamental socio-ecological transformation. They are not a specialist task for development or environmental policy, but are binding for all cabinet members.

Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, Member of the Council

Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul
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15th Annual Conference of the German Council for Sustainable Development “A new equation of globalization and national responsibility. Ideas and innovations in sustainability politics”

Changed geo-political configurations; conflicts and the plundering of resources are changing the world and necessitate, among other things, a change in consumption patterns. Global sustainability and global climate protection are putting old thought patterns on globalization to the test where the short-term “everything is possible” philosophy has predominated until now. Will we succeed in reaching a new order? How much global responsibility does the National Sustainability Strategy need to assume?

The 15th Annual Conference of the German Council for Sustainable Development will discuss current ideas and concrete policies. With Germany now having assumed the presidency of the G7, it is important that we ask how sustainability can be tangibly and effectively implemented. In 15 forums employing various formats, you are requested to take an active role in developing solutions in the course of the day. The projects run by the Council, including the 100 youngest local politicians, will present their work and make themselves available for any questions you may have. This year, we are introducing the opportunity for you to access a secured user area in the run-up to the Annual Conference where you can communicate with other participants and set up discussions during the conference.

We are also very practical: this year’s conference is aiming to avoid food wastage. We are adopting this approach for the organization and holding of the conference and are working together with the caterer and you to find additional means of improving our sustainability management.

I look forward to seeing you at the conference.

Marlehn Thieme, Chairwoman of the German Council for Sustainable Development

15th Annual Conference of the German Council for Sustainable Development “A new equation of globalization and national responsibility. Ideas and innovations in sustainability politics”

Changed geo-political configurations; conflicts and the plundering of resources are changing the world and necessitate, among other things, a change in consumption patterns. Global sustainability and global climate protection are putting old thought patterns on globalization to the test where the short-term “everything is possible” philosophy has predominated until now. Will we succeed in reaching a new order? How much global responsibility does the National Sustainability Strategy need to assume?

The 15th Annual Conference of the German Council for Sustainable Development will discuss current ideas and concrete policies. With Germany now having assumed the presidency of the G7, it is important that we ask how sustainability can be tangibly and effectively implemented. In 15 forums employing various formats, you are requested to take an active role in developing solutions in the course of the day. The projects run by the Council, including the 100 youngest local politicians, will present their work and make themselves available for any questions you may have. This year, we are introducing the opportunity for you to access a secured user area in the run-up to the Annual Conference where you can communicate with other participants and set up discussions during the conference.

We are also very practical: this year’s conference is aiming to avoid food wastage. We are adopting this approach for the organization and holding of the conference and are working together with the caterer and you to find additional means of improving our sustainability management.

I look forward to seeing you at the conference.

Marlehn Thieme, Chairwoman of the German Council for Sustainable Development

15th Annual Conference of the German Council for Sustainable Development

3 June 2015
bcc Berlin Congress Center
Alexanderstraße 11
10178 Berlin / Germany

9:00h to approx. 18:30h
Reception commences at 18:30h

Travel

Add to calendar (iCalendar /ICS file, 6 KB)

Participation in the 15th Annual Conference is free of charge.

15th Annual Conference of the German Council for Sustainable Development

3 June 2015
bcc Berlin Congress Center
Alexanderstraße 11
10178 Berlin / Germany

9:00h to approx. 18:30h
Reception commences at 18:30h

Travel

Add to calendar (iCalendar /ICS file, 6 KB)

Participation in the 15th Annual Conference is free of charge.

Networking

Via the following link, you will be able to view the list of participants as part of the networking offer. If you have registered for the Annual Conference and have signed up for the networking offer, you will receive your Login Data via email.

Login to networking offer (Security server with SSL encryption on the website of the conference management, lab-concepts.de)

Networking

Via the following link, you will be able to view the list of participants as part of the networking offer. If you have registered for the Annual Conference and have signed up for the networking offer, you will receive your Login Data via email.

Login to networking offer (Security server with SSL encryption on the website of the conference management, lab-concepts.de)

Sustainable Event Management

As in previous years, we are planning and will hold the Annual Conference in keeping with sustainable event management criteria. In doing to, we are following, among other things, the “Guidelines for the Sustainable Organization of Events” of the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) and the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).

Below, you will find a brief overview of the activities that have been conducted in this regard. To read about last year’s activities, please click here.

As part of its sustainable event management measures, Germany’s federal rail service, Deutsche Bahn, is again offering CO2-free travel to the conference this year in cooperation with the German Council for Sustainable Development.

In addition to the activities conducted to date, the 15th Annual Conference 2015 will be evaluated using the Green Score Card. This database enables participants to rate the event based on all three pillars of sustainability (ecological, economic and social sustainability). Over 300 sustainable activities will be polled in 13 fields of action. A points scale (1 to 139 points) similar to that used to rate household appliances is then applied to evaluate the entire event. A range of quality labels (A to C) can be attained in the process. Every sustainably implemented activity will be documented and transparently evaluated.

The conference also aims to avoid food wastage. Together with the Berlin Congress Center’s caterer and the participants, we are looking to find further means of improving our sustainability management during the organization and holding of the conference.

15th Annual Conference of the German Council for Sustainable Development “A new equation of globalization and national responsibility. Ideas and innovations in sustainability politics”

Changed geo-political configurations; conflicts and the plundering of resources are changing the world and necessitate, among other things, a change in consumption patterns. Global sustainability and global climate protection are putting old thought patterns on globalization to the test where the short-term “everything is possible” philosophy has predominated until now. Will we succeed in reaching a new order? How much global responsibility does the National Sustainability Strategy need to assume?

The 15th Annual Conference of the German Council for Sustainable Development will discuss current ideas and concrete policies. With Germany now having assumed the presidency of the G7, it is important that we ask how sustainability can be tangibly and effectively implemented. In 15 forums employing various formats, you are requested to take an active role in developing solutions in the course of the day. The projects run by the Council, including the 100 youngest local politicians, will present their work and make themselves available for any questions you may have. This year, we are introducing the opportunity for you to access a secured user area in the run-up to the Annual Conference where you can communicate with other participants and set up discussions during the conference.

We are also very practical: this year’s conference is aiming to avoid food wastage. We are adopting this approach for the organization and holding of the conference and are working together with the caterer and you to find additional means of improving our sustainability management.

I look forward to seeing you at the conference.

Marlehn Thieme, Chairwoman of the German Council for Sustainable Development

15th Annual Conference of the German Council for Sustainable Development

3 June 2015
bcc Berlin Congress Center
Alexanderstraße 11
10178 Berlin / Germany

9:00h to approx. 18:30h
Reception commences at 18:30h

Travel

Add to calendar (iCalendar /ICS file, 6 KB)

Participation in the 15th Annual Conference is free of charge.

Networking

Via the following link, you will be able to view the list of participants as part of the networking offer. If you have registered for the Annual Conference and have signed up for the networking offer, you will receive your Login Data via email.

Login to networking offer (Security server with SSL encryption on the website of the conference management, lab-concepts.de)

Networking

Via the following link, you will be able to view the list of participants as part of the networking offer. If you have registered for the Annual Conference and have signed up for the networking offer, you will receive your Login Data via email.

Login to networking offer (Security server with SSL encryption on the website of the conference management, lab-concepts.de)

Sustainable Event Management

As in previous years, we are planning and will hold the Annual Conference in keeping with sustainable event management criteria. In doing to, we are following, among other things, the “Guidelines for the Sustainable Organization of Events” of the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) and the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).

Below, you will find a brief overview of the activities that have been conducted in this regard. To read about last year’s activities, please click here.

As part of its sustainable event management measures, Germany’s federal rail service, Deutsche Bahn, is again offering CO2-free travel to the conference this year in cooperation with the German Council for Sustainable Development.

In addition to the activities conducted to date, the 15th Annual Conference 2015 will be evaluated using the Green Score Card. This database enables participants to rate the event based on all three pillars of sustainability (ecological, economic and social sustainability). Over 300 sustainable activities will be polled in 13 fields of action. A points scale (1 to 139 points) similar to that used to rate household appliances is then applied to evaluate the entire event. A range of quality labels (A to C) can be attained in the process. Every sustainably implemented activity will be documented and transparently evaluated.

The conference also aims to avoid food wastage. Together with the Berlin Congress Center’s caterer and the participants, we are looking to find further means of improving our sustainability management during the organization and holding of the conference.

Sustainable Event Management

As in previous years, we are planning and will hold the Annual Conference in keeping with sustainable event management criteria. In doing to, we are following, among other things, the “Guidelines for the Sustainable Organization of Events” of the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) and the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).

Below, you will find a brief overview of the activities that have been conducted in this regard. To read about last year’s activities, please click here.

As part of its sustainable event management measures, Germany’s federal rail service, Deutsche Bahn, is again offering CO2-free travel to the conference this year in cooperation with the German Council for Sustainable Development.

In addition to the activities conducted to date, the 15th Annual Conference 2015 will be evaluated using the Green Score Card. This database enables participants to rate the event based on all three pillars of sustainability (ecological, economic and social sustainability). Over 300 sustainable activities will be polled in 13 fields of action. A points scale (1 to 139 points) similar to that used to rate household appliances is then applied to evaluate the entire event. A range of quality labels (A to C) can be attained in the process. Every sustainably implemented activity will be documented and transparently evaluated.

The conference also aims to avoid food wastage. Together with the Berlin Congress Center’s caterer and the participants, we are looking to find further means of improving our sustainability management during the organization and holding of the conference.

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