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European Development Days 2020

12/02/2020 - 04:28
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Are you in your 20s, full of ideas and motivated to fight climate change and preserve biodiversity? Join the #EDD20 Young Leaders Programme and share your convictions with world leaders and key policy makers. Applications are now open!

 

About the European Development Days(EDD)

The European Development Days (EDD)are Europe’s leading forum on international partnerships. Organised by the European Commission, the forum brings many actors together each year to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

Since its launch in 2006, the forum has been an incubator of new ideas to bring about real solutions to achieve a poverty-free, sustainable and fairer world, where everyone has the opportunity for a decent life.

Each year, the forum attracts more than 8500 participants from over 140 countries, representing 4 500 organisations from the development community. The diversity of speakers and participants ensures a true spirit of partnership, inclusive of all development actors.

The EDD provide an opportunity to gather European institutions, Member States, partner countries and the global development community to share best practices, innovative ideas and future policy orientations. The Forum will be a unique platform to discuss the cooperation with partner countries.

EDD 2020

This year's edition of the European Development Days (EDD 2020) will take place in Brussels on 9 & 10 June 2020 and focus on “The Green Deal for a Sustainable Future”.

The interdependence of humans and nature lies at the core of sustainable development. Biodiversity and resilient ecosystems are crucial for human well-being, as they support livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, enable access to water and health and contribute significantly to climate change mitigation and adaptation. Therefore, activities aimed at ensuring a sustainable green transition and achieving the Sustainable Development Goalsare crucial for maintaining and improving the health of our planet, while at thesame time contributing to socio-economic development.

This edition will be framed around two strategic pillars:

  • A Green Economy for People and Nature
  • Protecting Biodiversity and People 

Under each theme, a number of topics have been identified:

A Green Economy for People and Nature

  • Green and circular economy
  • Sustainable blue economy
  • Green finance
  • Sustainable energy
  • Sustainable urbanisation
  • Water and sanitation
  • Rural transformation and food systems
  • Pollution and chemicals
  • Green economy-related education and skills

Protecting Biodiversity and People

  • Forest and landscape management
  • Seascapes and coastal areas
  • Wildlife, security and development
  • Climate change: natural resources, food and mobility
  • Transboundary water cooperation
  • Indigenous peoples and local communities
  • Research, data and new technologies
  • Protected area management and species conservation

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