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EWP Launches the European Discussion on the Sustainable Development Goals

Sep 4th, 2015 |

Do the Sustainable Development Goals Present a Challenge for Europe, or not?

At the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015 at the United Nations headquarters in New York, the US, on Friday 25th of September, world leaders agreed on the new Sustainable Development Goals to replace the Millennium Development Goals-17 goals with 169 specific targets. These goals constitute an integrated, indivisible set of global priorities for sustainable development. Targets for each goal are defined as aspirational global targets, with each government setting its own national targets guided by global ambition while taking into account national circumstances.

The 6th goal of the proposed targets is the access to water and sanitation for all by 2030 by focusing on improving water quality and ensuring integrated water management. What does this mean for the EU context?

EWP has organized a first discussion on 12th October 2015 from 10:00-14:45 at the offices of IUCN, Boulevard Louis Schmidt 64, amongst its stakeholders to answer this question and to define the challenges and responsibility we face moving forward.  See the agenda here.

Click here to register.

Welcome from EWP Chairman, Fritz Barth

What is the relevance of the SDGs in EU?

Presentations from representatives of DG Environment, civil society and beverage industry followed by a roundtable discussion on what the SDGs mean for Europe

What is the responsibility of EU in the global context?

Presentations from representatives from  chemical, mining industry and civil society followed by a rountable discussion on the role of the EU outside Europe

Networking Lunch

What is the way forward? A roundtable discussion

Closing

Goal-6





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