The art of thinking the tomorrow
6th Annual Conference of the German Council for Sustainable Development
26 September 2006
Berlin Congress Center (bcc)
Alexanderplatz 3, D-10178 Berlin
9.45 am to approx. 7 pm
Thinking about the future is a challenge for us. Sketching future lines of a sustainable development involves being creative, protecting our natural living conditions, correctly assessing the impact of our actions and enabling future generations to chose their own life style freely.
Specified goals, indicators and programmes are important political tools for a sustainable development strategy. The real challenge, however, is the interplay of creativity and realism – of rational and emotional visions, values and benchmarks. A sustainability-oriented perspective is a cultural achievement.
The German Council for Sustainable Development invites you to discuss this challenge at the annual conference and to find new forms of interaction between politics and the economy and culture. Parallel forums will relate the guiding motto “The art of thinking the tomorrow” to questions surrounding future energy sources, corporate social responsibility, the implications of demographic change for cities and rural areas, the synergy of cultural work and civil society’s commitment to sustainability, sustainability on TV as well as the establishment of social security systems in emerging economies.
Communication will be key at the annual conference. The objective is to develop innovative ideas and to establish new contacts.