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02.03.2020 – 11:05

Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS)

REMINDER Workshop "The Future is now" - Innovative Ways to Deliver Accelerated Action in Europe

Press Invitation

Sustainable Development

Innovative Ways to Deliver Accelerated Action in Europe

Join the one-day workshop on 5 March in Berlin hosted by the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) and the Welsh Government. The workshop will be an opportunity to explore questions like: What can governments and public administrations learn from the experience of innovative communities and regions? How can a European-level dialogue between governments, civil society, science and business communities strengthen our collective capacity to mobilise transformation processes?

At the UN Sustainable Development Goals Summit last September, world leaders called for a decade of collective, global and local action to “unleash the social and economic transformation needed to achieve our 2030 goals.” The title of the Global Sustainable Development Report is, fittingly, “The Future is Now”. This is also the theme of a one-day workshop on 5 March in Berlin, which is jointly organised by the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) and the Welsh Government.

The workshop will focus on the following questions: How can we use the decade of action to close the sustainable development implementation gap in Europe? What can governments and public administrations learn from the experience of innovative communities and regions? How can those initiatives be linked to regional, national and European governance structures and programmes?

The Welsh Government will share its innovative response to the Sustainable Development Agenda in the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015, which translates the SDGs into law and established the world’s first Future Generations Commissioner. IASS teams will present aspects of their work with a range of partners in federal and state governments.

Workshop venue: Radisson BLU Hotel, Berlin Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 3, 10178 Berlin

Updated program (Workshop in English)

To attend virtually, please register here

More information:

- The Speaker Biographies (https://www.iass-potsdam.de/sites/defa
  ult/files/2020-03/2020-03-02%20The%20Future%20is%20Now%20event%
  20-%20Speakers%20Biographies.pdf)
- Interview with Senior Fellow Mike Palmer (https://www.iass-pots
  dam.de/en/news/governance-future-generations)
- Blog from Mike Palmer (https://www.iass-potsdam.de/en/blog/2020
  /02/early-opportunity-respond-un-call-decade-action) 

Contact for Journalists:

Sabine Letz

Press & Communications

Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS)

Tel. +49 (0)331 288 22-479

Email: sabine.letz@iass-potsdam.de

The IASS conducts research with the goal of identifying, advancing, and guiding processes of social change towards sustainable development in Germany and abroad. Its research practice is transdisciplinary, transformative, and co-creative. The IASS cooperates with partners in academia, policymaking, civil society, and the business community to understand sustainability challenges and generate potential solutions. A strong network of national and international partners supports the work of the Institute. Among its central research topics are the energy transition, emerging technologies, climate change, air quality, systemic risks, governance and participation, and cultures of transformation. www.iass-potsdam.de