Lutz Ribbe, newly elected president of the Sustainable Development Observatory for the term 2020-2023, shares his views on Sustainable Development, the challenges ahead and the priorities of his mandate.
A short statement by the newly appointed NAT section president (Mr Peter SCHMIDT), highlighting the priorities for his mandate and sharing his vision for a sustainable recovery, post Covid-19.
Poverty and the role of civil society organisations in combatting it will be the focus of his Presidency
With the start of the 2020-2025 term of office of the EESC, Séamus Boland takes over the Presidency of the its Diversity Europe Group. Members confirmed his new role for the next two and a half years during the first group meeting of the new term held today, 27 October. Mr Boland's Presidency will focus on the topic of "Poverty and the role of civil society organisations in combatting it".
Der Europäische Wirtschafts- und Sozialausschuss (EWSA) verabschiedete auf seiner September-Plenartagung die Stellungnahme EU-Biodiversitätsstrategie für 2030 zu der Mitteilung der Europäischen Kommission „EU-Biodiversitätsstrategie für 2030 – Mehr Raum für die Natur in unserem Leben“.
Young people have the right to have a say on matters that concern them. The climate emergency the world is facing today has mobilised millions of young people around the world, many of whom are profoundly affected by the threat it poses for their future. At the same time, it is the young people who have repeatedly demonstrated their energy, creativity and motivation to challenge current unsustainable models and push the decision-makers to adopt ambitious policies. Despite that, a wide gap remains between listening to young people, and actually acting upon their calls and demands.
World Population Day will take place on Saturday 11 July, and this year's theme will be the unmet goals of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development – where governments recognised that reproductive health and gender equality were essential for achieving sustainable development.
As Europe slowly emerges from the coronavirus crisis, the climate emergency is starting to regain the place it deserves, coming back to the top of the EU agenda.
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), which brings together civil society organisations from all Member States, developed this Opinion in response to a request by the Republic of Croatia's Presidency of the Council of the EU. The protection of the environment and the fight against climate change are the presidency's key issues.
- European Green Deal must lead to more economic prosperity and convergence
- Sustainable growth must be a top priority
- Measures to close the investment gap are essential
Die Probleme, mit denen die EU gegenwärtig konfrontiert ist, stellen die vorherrschenden Wirtschaftsmodelle in Frage. Schlagwörter, die bis vor Kurzem häufig zur Kennzeichnung des europäischen Projekts verwendet wurden, wie Wachstum, Beschäftigung und Wohlstand, genügen heute nicht mehr, um die Herzen der jungen Menschen in Europa zu erreichen. Die EU hat die dringende Aufgabe, eine Reihe vielfältiger Herausforderungen zu bewältigen, die in einem Jahrzehnt der Wirtschafts- und Migrationskrisen, der sozialen Unzufriedenheit und der Umweltzerstörung entstanden sind. Sie muss sich deshalb im Interesse ihrer Bürgerinnen und Bürger möglichst rasch neu erfinden.
The Council adopted a set of conclusions on the implementation by the EU of the United Nations' 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on 10 December and explicitly acknowledged the critical role played by civil society in implementing and achieving the SDGs.