On the second anniversary of the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2030 Agenda) and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the European Economic and Social Committee has the pleasure to invite you to a public debate that will explore how the monitoring of implementation of the SDGs should take shape in the EU.
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Agriculture, Rural Development and the Environment (NAT) - Events
The first ever launch event for the European Day of Sustainable Communities will showcase the critical contribution that community-led initiatives on climate change and sustainability are making to support EU policy goals in these areas.
The EESC side-event at the UN High-level Political Forum session this year in New York will look into the broader experiences with civil society involvement in the EU and other world regions and will try to define enabling conditions for a strong and active role of stakeholders.
The 7th LCTPi meeting, organized in cooperation with the EESC, will seek to demonstrate the progress that has been made since Paris, prepare for COP23 and focus on the actions that are being taken in Europe.
On 5 June the EESC organises an expert international conference in Prague at the European Commission premises, where it will present the opinion: "Forum for the Sustainable Development“ and some other recommendations focused on the Agenda for Sustainable Development. There will be an opportunity to speak about the global level – UN and national level – as well as to present the views of the Czech Government Council for Sustainable Development.
With this hearing, the EESC wants to strengthen the role of climate justice, not only in the global dimension but also in domestic climate policies.
The EESC is drawing up an opinion on the Commission's recent communication dedicated to waste to energy. This public hearing aims at gathering stakeholders' views on this critical aspect of the waste management and the transition towards a circular economy.
On 9 November 2016 the EESC and CoR organised a conference on balanced territorial development entitled "Cork+20: leaving rural areas behind is no longer an option". At stake was the European Commission's new rural development strategy, which would normally have to be inspired by the new Cork 2.0 Declaration that has been co-signed by stakeholders at the Cork conference on 5-6 September 2016.
Now is the time to put the Cork 2.0 Declaration into action.
The European Economic and Social Committee and the European Commission are co-organising this conference with a view to launching a European circular economy stakeholder platform and discuss the state of implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan. Day 1 will take place in the Commission's premises, day 2 at the EESC.
The severe economic crisis as well as the challenges of the Sustainable Development Goals require the EU to move forward with its strategic thinking beyond Europe 2020. The EESC intends to launch the debate with an EESC opinion on a long-term strategy for a sustainable Europe. The hearing on 1 March with experts and stakeholders should provide input for the further elaboration of the EESC opinion.