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.

German Almanac of Sustainability

The German Almanac of Sustainability shows via concrete projects and initiatives at municipal level, in the policy area and in the business sector where exactly the transformation towards a more ecologically and socially compatible society is in full swing.

Hub for Sustainable Finance (H4SF)

The German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE) first included the issue of sustainable finance in its work programme in autumn 2016. Its activities since then have been bearing fruit: the Federal Government set up a sustainable finance advisory council in June 2019. The ...

International Peer Review 2018

The German Federal Government has mandated the Council for Sustainable Development (RNE) to facilitate the third international Peer Review on the German Sustainable Development Strategy in 2018.

Open SDGclub.Berlin

The German Council for Sustainable Development started the Open SDGclub.Berlin in 2016 as a transnational peer learning platform of sustainability practitioners at which participants can share their experience with implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at th...

Sustainability education competition “Ready, set, future!”

The sustainability education competition “Ready, set, future!” (Zukunft, fertig, los!) gave educators throughout Germany the opportunity to present their ideas on how to raise awareness for the 17 global Sustainable Development Goals and in doing so win potential project spons...

“Sustainable City” dialogue – mayors for sustainable development in municipalities

Sustainability needs responsible leadership. Which is exactly what the mayors of over thirty 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 Sustainability Code

The Sustainability Code is an internationally applicable reporting standard for topics relating to sustainability. The German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE) adopted the Code in 2011 following a comprehensive preliminary review process together with stakeholders.

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.

The Sustainable Shopping Basket

The Sustainable Shopping Basket of the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE) offers tips for everyone wanting to live their lives more sustainably.

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.

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