The global community has drawn a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and laying foundations for addressing climate change within the 2015-2030 window of opportunity can only be described as historic. There is an unprecedented realisation among decision makers from public and private sector that economic and financial policies and practices must play a far greater role in addressing climate change and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
In this context, the decisions we make now on investments, infrastructure, measuring economic performances as well as choices about our lifestyles will determine how sustainable, secure and peaceful our lives will be in the future. Our economies must become fit for purpose – they must become green, inclusive and resilient.
The Second Partnership for Action on Green Economy Ministerial Conference in Berlin, following the First Global Conference in Dubai in 2014, will focus on the themes of green investments, sustainable lifestyles and inclusive growth.
Aligning financial flows with climate stability, enabling consumers to choose healthy, low-carbon, sustainable lifestyles, and empowering the poor through jobs, access to education, health, skills and equitable share of economic growth constitute the necessary ingredients for the transformational change we have set the course for with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement.
This Second Partnership for Action on Green Economy Ministerial Conference will bring together over 300 leaders from governments, civil society, private sector, development partners, media and the public to explore how our economies and financial markets can be “enablers” for the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement.
It will gather first movers to share experience on transformational processes, on challenges and progress, to compare notes and engage in an open debate about what it takes to further a “just transition” to economies which are more inclusive, stable and sustainable.
Co-hosted with the Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) of Germany, the Partnership for Action on Green Economy Ministerial Conference aims to accelerate the shift to green investments, sustainable lifestyles and inclusive growth by widening existing partnerships and initiatives that are uncovering pathways to greener and more inclusive economies – economies capable of powering the Sustainable Development Goals.
The conference agenda can be accessed here
The growing list of confirmed speakers can be accessed here
The conference flyer can be accessed here