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).

The aim of the Action Days is to enhance visibility throughout Germany of real commitment that sets an example to others, to foster public awareness of the topic of sustainability and to inspire more people to undertake a commitment to sustainability. Every individual can help change things for the better. With that in mind, the Sustainability Action Days are aimed at everyone in Germany. The more people get involved, the stronger the signal is that we can send out together with the German Sustainability Action Days.

Since 2015 the Sustainability Action Days have been held as part of the European Sustainable Development Week, which is an initiative founded by Germany, France and Austria in which people from all over Europe can participate. Since 2022 the Sustainably Action Days are part of the Joint Action for Sustainable Development. Since 2022 the German Sustainability Action Days are part of the Joint Action for Sustainable Development and have moved to its new digital platform:

German Sustainability Action Days 2024


This year, the Action Days will again take place from 18 September to 8 October 2024. More information will be available here. 

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