The co-chair of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) Karen Pittel will present the report “Healthy living on a healthy planet” in a keynote speech at the 7th Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health in Budapest. The keynote will open session 6: "Strengthening governance, knowledge and competencies for health and environment".
The WBGU recently published a discussion paper "Planetary Health: What we need to talk about". The aim of this four-pager is to stimulate a discussion on the role of health in the global transformation towards sustainability. The insights gained from this dialogue process are incorporated into the Advisory Board's discussions on its new flagship report (forthcoming early 2023). The public presentation and discussion of the new paper on December 14 is part of this dialogue process (the presentation of the paper in German will follow February 2nd 2022).
COP26 Side Event: “Beyond Climate Neutrality: Using LTS to Chart an Equitable Path for a Resilient Planet”
Long-term low emission development strategies (LTS), as under Article 4.19 of the Paris Agreement, can be a key instrument to implementing the Paris Agreement, if equity considerations are taken into account. To reach global climate stabilization, it is crucial that countries develop long-term visions, goals and strategic guidelines for climate policy, embedded in the wider sustainability agenda.
COP26 EU Side Event (virtual): “Long-Term Strategies: Priorities, Lessons and Opportunities for International Cooperation”
Long-term low emission development strategies (LTS), as called for in the Paris Agreement, are a key instrument to its implementation: they can guide short-term climate policy and climate finance towards climate stabilization, mobilize private capital and provide a basis for international cooperation on transformation pathways.
As the UK presidency of the upcoming climate conference in Glasgow (COP26) strives to “keep 1.5 degrees alive”, long-term low emission development strategies can provide orientation for more ambitious short-term climate policy, climate finance and Covid-19 responses consistent with this goal.
Only if there is a fundamental change in the way we manage land, we can reach the targets of climate-change mitigation, avert the dramatic loss of biodiversity and make the global food system sustainable, this is the key message of the report “Rethinking Land in the Anthropocene: from Separation to Integration”, recently submitted to the German Federal Government.
At the 26th Annual Conference of the European Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils, EEAC, participants communicated three key insights regarding what new technological possibilities mean for sustainable development. Because digitalisation is not just a “question of technology, but one of our way of life”.