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SDG Moment: A compass out of the crisis

On 20 September, the United Nations held the virtual SDG Moment with more than 30 heads of state and government to report on the status of the achievement of the global Sustainable Development Goals.

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Voluntary National Reviews: consensus-building as a driving force

There is little measurable progress in implementing the 2030 Agenda – but more and more institutions are working to change just that. Examples from all over the world show what methods can be used to transfer the Sustainable Development Goals into domestic policymaking. Many of those involved recently came together at the High-Level Political Forum hosted by the United Nations in New York.

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20th Annual Conference of the German Council for Sustainable Development (Online Conference, in German)

Die 20. Jahreskonferenz des Rates für Nachhaltige Entwicklung (RNE) findet am 08. Juni 2021 ganztägig virtuell statt.

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"Sustainability must be a matter for the boss!"

Excerpt from an interview by Dr Werner Schnappauf, Chairman of the German Council for Sustainable Development, with the Sustainability & Change Communications department at Daimler.

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Germany needs a shoe size

The German Sustainable Development Strategy is currently being revised. The RNE demands that the global ecological footprint of our consumption be recorded in it. The data and methodologies are there.

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EU–Africa partnership for peace: joining forces for sustainability

In light of the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Council for Sustainable Development advocates a stronger partnership of equals with Africa. Council member Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul speaks about the need for and opportunities offered by a new EU–Africa strategy.

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Laying the financial foundations for a sustainable recovery from the coronavirus crisis in the EU

Recommendation of the German Council for Sustainable Development concerning the EU’s Multiannual Financial Framework and the European coronavirus recovery fund; Berlin, 17 September 2020

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The impact of COVID-19 on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The international community of states intends to achieve the global Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. However, the worldwide pandemic is setting back many states’ action plans – and multilateralism is not faring well in the current environment.

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