“Resilient policies for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development”
Organizer: European Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils (EEAC)
Date: 20-21 October 2016
The German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) is a member of the EEAC and presents its latest report “Humankind on the move: Unlocking the transformative power of cities” at this conference.
Agenda 2030 presents an ambitious vision that covers the “five Ps” of People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership. However, this vision will come under severe pressure if shifts, shocks and stresses like climate change and financial, social and resource crises are not properly addressed. Therefore, the ability to deal with and use these shifts, shocks and stresses to spur renewal and to promote sustainability seems more important than ever. For that reason, the further integration of the concept of “resilience” in European policy-making is of major significance.
Although the concept of resilience is increasingly used in various fields (including in the context of environmental protection and sustainable development), a gap still seems to exist between scientific output and the specific needs of policy-makers and practitioners in this area. The EEAC network has therefore decided to organise a conference aimed at bridging the gap between science and policy, by conducting an informed debate and sharing knowledge on how resilience can be taken into account in policy-making.
The plenary conference programme will take place over one and a half days, and will touch upon the role of resilience policies in contributing to the effective implementation of Agenda 2030, focusing in particular on the food, energy and water nexus, the challenges of creating resilient communities, and the roles of the different governmental levels. Consequently, the conference will bring together representatives from global and European institutions, national and regional governments, research institutes, non-governmental organisations, and advisory councils.
In addition to representatives of various scientific and advisory councils, confirmed speakers include Karl Falkenberg (special advisor to the European Commission), David Wilkinson (Joint Research Centre) and Hans Bruyninckx (European Environment Agency).
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