Representatives of the National Institute for Research and Development in Environmental Protection coordinated by General Director, Eng. Deák György PhD. Habil participated in the High-level International Conference „2030 Agenda: Partnerships for Sustainable Development” on April 16th, 2019. The conference was organized by the Department of Sustainable Development (General Secretary of the Romanian Government) in partnership with Foreign Affairs Ministry, within the context of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
Presentations during the plenary session
Within the event, relevant ministers from the European Union, Western Balkans, Eastern Partnership, Central Asia, representatives of the international organizations, civil society, and the business community have participated. The international conference was focused on a topical subject of the international agenda, namely sustainable development, providing an opportunity to share good practices and lessons learned in the process of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
During the conference were organized four parallel sessions with different topics, related to:
– experience exchange regarding the implementation of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the national and regional level considering the success, obtained results, challenges, and lessons learned;
– improving the capacity of all governance levels to counterbalance the impacts of climate change on the environment;
– circular economy impact on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. Within the session success stories, opportunities, barriers, and also the manner the key actors (government, academic and business sectors) can contribute to improve the economic systems and industrial processes making them more environmentally friendly and sustainable;
– social dimension of the 2030 Agenda. In this section were presented information on current social and demographic trends, key actions that need to be taken in order to assure integration of the three dimensions of sustainable development (economic, social and environmental aspects) for the implementation of 2030 Agenda in a balanced manner.
Additionally, during the conference the Civil Society Forum was organized. The main topics debated referred to the civil society role in implementing the partnerships in sustainable development, challenges and opportunities as well as means for actions (i.e. sustainable development through research and innovation, strengthening the cooperation between EU and non EU countries).
Presentations during the parallel sessions
The strategic opportunities and main social, economic and environmental challenges were registered in “The Bucharest Declaration on Fostering Partnerships for Sustainable Development”. The document highlights the need to improve the approaches, to meet the sustainable development objectives by 2030, efficient coordination at national level and constituting solid partnerships to ensure a sustainable world.
Family photo of the event
Researchers from INCDPM Bucharest provided support for a proper passage of the event being involved in organizational and technical activities throughout the conference.