The EESC will host a photography exhibition entitled Habitat, featuring the work of Tom Hegen, an award-winning German photographer and designer from Munich.

Tom Hegen's work focuses on aerial photography projects, showcasing the impact of human presence on earth and frequently highlighting the relationship between man and nature.

The exhibition features a series of 30 images, focusing on landscapes that have been transformed by human activity. The Habitat project invites viewers to discover our planet from a new perspective, to comprehend the scale of human activity on our planet and, ultimately, to take responsibility.

At the heart of 2030 UN Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is the recognition that our present and future prosperity must remain within the constraints of the biosphere which sustains us. According to the EESC, the EU needs a new vision for people and the planet based on the principles of environmental sustainability, the right to a decent life and the protection of social values. Such a wellbeing economy should restore ecosystems, conserve biodiversity and deliver a just transition to a climate neutral way of life across the EU.

Reference: NAT/760 opinion on "Towards a Sustainable Europe by 2030", NAT/765 opinion on "The sustainable economy we need".

The exhibition will be displayed at the EESC from 20 October to 30 November 2020, in connection with the German Presidency of the Council of the EU.

Date: 20 October-30 November 2020 -  Venue: EESC, JDE Building, Foyer 6

With respect to the current circumstances due to the pandemic crisis, the exhibition "Habitat" went also digital!