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Athens Sustainability Outlook 2019: do we need a sustainability passport for companies?

The German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE) is continuing the European dialogue on sustainability: a conference in Athens focuses on the topic of sustainable finance and the reporting of companies’ non-financial performance as well as examining how the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations can be integrated into education.

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19th Annual Conference

The 19th Annual Conference of the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE) will be held on 4 June 2019 at bcc Berlin.

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Germany to assume a leading role in Sustainable Finance

This is the decision reached by the State Secretaries’ Committee for Sustainable Development at the end of February. It also announced the creation of a Sustainable Finance Advisory Council. Moreover, green and sustainable German Federal Bonds are to be reviewed with respect to their efficiency.

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Documents

Documents

Here you will find all documents of the council

Publications of the Council can be downloaded as PDF files, selected brochures can be ordered free of charge as print versions.

Europe needs more climate protection and social justice

The 26th EEAC conference focused on one issue in particular – how to bring a halt to global warming. All the experts agreed that more must be done worldwide.

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Events

Shaping a sustainably digitalised world

At the 26th Annual Conference of the European Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils (EEAC), participants communicated three key insights regarding what new technological possibilities mean for sustainable development. Because digitalisation is not just a “question of technology, but one of our way of life”.

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Brussels adds momentum to sustainable finance in Germany

The second German Sustainable Finance Summit showed that sustainable finance has shaken off its niche existence and is now a topic here in Germany too. Reforms at the EU level are the key driving force.

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„If Germany can’t pull out all the stops, who could?”

An international group of experts presents their assessment of sustainability policy in Germany at the German Council for Sustainable Development’s annual conference – and makes 11 recommendations regarding what needs to change.

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Peer Review: Group of international experts has met in Berlin

The group of international experts chaired by Helen Clark has met in Berlin from February, 26 to March, 2nd. During this week the international experts have met almost 100 actors, stakeholders and experts of German sustainability policies. They are grateful for the valuable insights they have won for their further debates.

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