General Introduction and Programme
Incentivised by the urge to act and the need to transform politics, society and the economy, the world signed up to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement. In 2018, the world in general and Europe in particular will need to progress to implement and mainstream these agreements into concrete policies.
However, this fundamental change remains too often an abstract ambition rather than an inclusive practice. The sustainability transformation in the European Union as well as in many of its member countries still faces too many lock-ins. To advance on our journey on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within and beyond Europe we have to push key leverages for transformation.
The 26th EEAC Annual Conference is dedicated to identifying some of these key leverages and to foster our common European debate on the implementation of the SDGs in Europe. The rich diversity of EEAC’s scientific and stakeholder councils will meet in Berlin and deliberate with high-level experts from academia, society and politics. In inclusive and participatory conference formats, a rich network will further strengthen its bonds across national boundaries as well as academic and policy silos.
The EEAC Network will organize this 26th EEAC Annual conference in cooperation with the German Council for Sustainable Development, the German Advisory Council on the Environment and the German Advisory Council on Global Change. The conference will take place in Berlin on 11 October 2018.
Programme 26th EEAC Annual Conference
Towards a Sustainable Europe by 2030: Key leverages for transformation, 11 October 2018, Berlin
Welcome address by Minister of State Prof Dr Helge Braun
EEAC Annual Conference, "Towards a Sustainable Europe by 2030: Key leverages for transformation", 11 October 2018, Berlin
The 26th EEAC Annual Conference is jointly organised by:
The European Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils (EEAC)
is a network of advisory bodies established by national or regional governments. EEAC members offer independent advice to their respective national or regional governments and parliaments related to the environment and sustainable development.