The Council for Sustainable Development initiates and runs a wide range of projects that aim to spread ideas about sustainability in society and the economy. A selection of projects targeting an international audience is portrayed below.

Local Sustainability Reporting Framework

The German Local Sustainability Reporting Framework (BNK) helps local authorities make their progress on sustainable development measurable, thus giving them greater control.

Joint Action for Sustainable Development

For the implementation of the 2030 Agenda to succeed, it must enjoy widespread societal support and active participation. In a new initiative from the German Federal Government and the Länder and coordinated by the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE), the Joint Ac...

The Global Forum for National SDG Advisory Bodies

The Global Forum is a network that connects the knowledge and experience of SDG councils, commissions and similar multi-stakeholder advisory bodies around the globe. The network thereby engages in local, national and international debates.

Regional Hubs for Sustainability Strategies (RENN)

The RENN network links players from a wide variety of societal areas to help ensure sustainable development at regional level becomes everyday practice.

Climate Governance Initiative Germany

The German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE), together with ESMT Berlin and Board Academy e.V., has joined the World Economic Forum’s Climate Governance Initiative and coordinates its Chapter Germany. The network aims to mobilize non-executive directors and supervisory...

Sustainability Culture Fund

The RNE’s Sustainability Culture Fund is aimed at a variety of societal stakeholders and strives to promote approaches that make sustainability the centre of cultural norms and lifestyle models.

Sustainable City dialogue – mayors for sustainable development in municipalities

Sustainability needs responsible leadership – which is exactly what the mayors of over 40 German cities involved in the “Sustainable City” dialogue stand for. This dialogue has been facilitated by the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE) since early 2010.

The German Sustainability Code (DNK)

The German Sustainability Code (DNK) is an adaptable transparency standard for sustainability reporting. It was developed in 2011 by the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE) as part of a multi-stakeholder dialogue. The DNK is in the process of being updated to help...

German Sustainability Action Days

The German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE) established the German Sustainability Action Days (DAN) in 2012 on the occasion of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20).

Project Sustainability

Project Sustainability – the competition for a sustainable society

Past Projects

Open SDGclub.Berlin, Sustainable Shopping Basket or the sustainability education competition “Ready, set, future!” - information and links to already completed projects of the Council can be found here.