Council for Sustainable Development Annual Conference

On 10 Octo­ber, the annu­al con­fe­rence of the Ger­man Coun­cil for Sus­tainable Deve­lo­p­ment took place here for the first time. Under the mot­to „Over­co­ming blo­cka­des: New paths in sus­taina­bi­li­ty poli­cy!“, experts and inte­res­ted par­ties from all over Ger­ma­ny came to the 22nd con­fe­rence to dis­cuss the urgent issues of sus­taina­bi­li­ty in indus­try and other sectors.

500 experts from poli­tics, busi­ness and socie­ty, as well as Fede­ral Chan­cell­or Olaf Scholz, devo­ted the who­le day in various for­mats to the ques­ti­on of what steps are neces­sa­ry to make sus­taina­bi­li­ty the gui­ding prin­ci­ple of all poli­ti­cal, eco­no­mic and social pro­ces­ses. Other topics of the con­fe­rence were inter­na­tio­nal and Euro­pean sus­taina­bi­li­ty poli­cy, the future of Ger­man indus­try and stra­te­gies against the shorta­ge of skil­led workers as well as the pro­tec­tion of biodiversity.

Many topics were addres­sed and many ques­ti­ons were rai­sed: „How can both the United Sta­tes and Euro­pe avo­id beco­ming eco­no­mic­al­ly depen­dent on oppo­sing powers wit­hout jeo­par­di­sing growth or trig­ge­ring fur­ther infla­ti­on? What rules and best prac­ti­ces should form a new blue­print for eco­no­mic sta­te­craft? How has the West’s respon­se to Putin’s aggres­si­on chan­ged the con­tours of the role of the dol­lar and euro in the glo­bal economy?“

To accom­pa­ny this day „pro­per­ly“, our chefs were keen to offer a purely vege­ta­ri­an and vegan buf­fet, with ingre­di­ents that are pre­do­mi­nant­ly orga­ni­cal­ly grown and in kee­ping with the sea­son. So our guests could look for­ward to len­til salad, gnoc­chi with herb pes­to, smo­ked cele­ry on crea­med spin­ach, and car­rot pan­na cot­ta and cho­co­la­te brow­nie as desserts.

Our pro­ject mana­ger Nina Ost­her­ren coor­di­na­ted the orga­ni­sa­ti­on of this event.

Pho­tos: André Wagenzik/Andreas Dom­ma © RNE