From the Council

German Chancellor appoints new Council for Sustainable Development

Berlin, 18 January 2023 – Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz today duly announced in the federal cabinet the new line-up of the German Council for Sustainable Development.

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Committing to Better Biodiversity

Strengthening the Position of Biodiversity in the Sustainable Transition - Joint statement by DNR and RNE; Berlin 08.12.2022

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Turbo-boost needed to deliver sustainability innovations

How do we get the ball rolling? A forum at the RNE Annual Conference discussed holistic innovation strategies for sustainability and their chances of being implemented. Plus, how policy needs to change for the transition to succeed.

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Building a sustainable Germany – now more than ever

In times of war, pandemic, inflation and energy shortages, humanity needs sustainability more than ever. This was the key takeaway from the 21st Annual Conference of the German Council for Sustainable Development, where one of the topics in focus was sustainable building and housing.

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Joint Action for Sustainable Development goes live

The 21st Annual Conference of the German Council for Sustainable Development marked the official launch of a new platform project designed to accelerate the transition to sustainability.

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In times of multiple global crises

War, hunger, pandemic – why we need global sustainability goals now more than ever and what needs to change if we are to achieve them despite the many setbacks.

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A Sustainability Summit in Times of War

After three years of COVID-19 and more recently the war in Ukraine, the 2030 Agenda has never before seemed quite so utopian. Now, the international community is meeting for its annual sustainability summit in New York to continue fighting for its roadmap to making the world a better place for all.

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Turning Point for a Consistent Sustainability Policy

Recommendations of the German Council for Sustainable Development to secure the global sustainability perspective in light of the war in Ukraine; Berlin, 17 May 2022

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Sustainability reporting as a financial driver of transformation

Statement by the German Council for Sustainable Development; Berlin, 31.03.2022

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Our Common Agenda – Impetus for an inclusive and networked multilateralism for sustainable development

Statement by Council members in collaboration with Dr Marianne Beisheim (SWP) and Dr Silke Weinlich (DIE); Berlin, 20 January 2022

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Open letter: Paving the way for a sustainable future

Open letter from the German Council for Sustainable Development and 14 other German federal government advisory boards and bodies to the federal chairs, general secretaries and the chairs of the parliamentary groups of the SPD, Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen, FDP and CDU/CSU.

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“We don’t need to own the mobile phone we use for work”

Around the world, electronic waste is piling up. Dr Rüdiger Kühr, co-author of the Global E-waste Monitor and director of the Sustainable Cycles Programme at the United Nations University in Bonn, shares some ideas on how we can stop this from happening.

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