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

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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Systematically laying the foundations for a sustainable food system is essential

Recommendation of the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE) for the State Secretaries’ Committee for Sustainable Development on 8 June 2020; Berlin, 30 April 2020

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Presidency of the Council of the EU: half a year to make a wholehearted commitment

Germany will soon commence its presidency of the Council of the European Union. Rarely have there been so many sustainability-related topics on the agenda – plus the opportunity to put the billions of euros earmarked for the coronavirus recovery to transformative use. Here is an overview of the most important decisions to be made and those which have been postponed.

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Making Germany a leader in sustainable finance

RNE-Recommendation re the interim report of the Sustainable Finance Committee dated 05.03.2020

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A sustainable recovery from the coronavirus crisis

Eight recommendations by the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE) for the recovery from the coronavirus crisis; Berlin, 13 May 2020

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