European Sustainable Development Week (ESDW)
The European Sustainable Development Week (ESDW) is an initiative to facilitate the organization of activities that promote sustainable development and make these efforts visible on a common platform. The recently adopted global 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) articulates key issues that call for urgent action at all levels and by all stakeholders. The ESDW contributes to this ambitious, universal and transformative agenda by promoting the organization of bottom-up activities that have a thematic link to and support the SDGs. As such, the ESDW aims to raise awareness for the 2030 Agenda in Europe and calls upon local stakeholders to actively engage with sustainable development, in general, and the SDGs, in particular.
The European Sustainable Development Week (ESDW) is a European-wide initiative to stimulate and make visible activities, projects, and events that promote sustainable development. Building on last year’s success of 4,212 activities in 38 countries, it will take place from 30 May – 5 June 2017.
Web link: www.esdw.eu
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EU Sustainable Energy Week is the biggest and most important energy related event in Europe. It is made up of a 3-day Policy Conference offering various networking opportunities, an EU Sustainable Energy Awards competition with a public vote for the Citizens' Prize and local events, Energy Days, held across Europe throughout the months of May and June.
The Policy Conference will take place from Tuesday 20th to Thursday 22nd June in Brussels. This year’s theme ’Clean Energy for all Europeans’ focuses on energy efficiency, Europe's lead in renewables and consumers. The presence of ambassadors, namely Prof Bertrand Piccard, Prof Alexander Duleba, well known MEPs such as Claude Turmes, Theresa Griffin and Morten Helveg Petersen as well as distinguished keynote speakers including Commissioner for Energy and Climate Action, Miguel Arias Cañete, Director General of IRENA, Adnan Amin, Chair of ITRE Committee in the EP, Jerzy Buzek, Director General of BEUC, Monique Goyens and many others make the event even more inspiring.
EUSEW is not only 50 sessions, networking activities, different presentations at the Speakers' Corner and the Awards Ceremony, it is a chance to grow by making meaningful connections, sharing and presenting your ideas, work and achievements with legislators, stakeholders and media.
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