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+++ Announcement +++ Reappointment of the German Council for Sustainable Development: the Office extends a warm welcome to all Council members, both newly appointed and returning, and looks forward to working together!

On 11 December 2019, Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel announced to the federal cabinet the regular reappointment of the members of the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE).

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“The world without the SDGs would be a much darker place” - Interview with Paula Caballero and Patti Londoño

In 2011 Paula Caballero had a groundbreaking idea: development is not only for developing countries. The whole world has to change. She wrote down the approach. Strongly supported by the Colombian Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Patti Londoño, all member states of the UN adopted her idea in 2015. Today, the Sustainable Development Goals shape the world. This is their story.

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Sustainable finance markets taking concrete form

For the finance sector, things are now getting serious: the Federal Government wants to make Germany a leader of sustainable finance and has commissioned a Sustainable Finance Advisory Council to prepare corresponding proposals. At the third German Sustainable Finance Summit, experts discussed a first position paper.

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Wake-up call in New York, consequences here: RNE is co-founder of ‘Global Forum for National SDG Advisory Bodies’

With its five summits within a week, the General Assembly of the United Nations is aiming to accelerate realisation of the 2030 Agenda. More needs to be done towards implementing the Sustainable Development Goals on behalf of climate protection, world health and development finance.

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DIE ANSAGE: messages for New York

Please find here the 4 messages for New York formulated by “DIE ANSAGE”s audience on 17 September 2019.

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Inauguration of Sino-German sustainability dialogue

The Sino-German Sustainability Summit held in Beijing highlighted parallels between the two countries regarding discussions of sustainable business practice. Various RNE initiatives have attracted the interest of the Chinese and could contribute to sustainable development in China, too.

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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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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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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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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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