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A look at the history of the ESDN reveals that annual conferences have played a prominent role in facilitating networking between European SD practitioners and policy advisors. This section of the website provides a one-stop-shop documentation of all ESDN Conferences so far. Please click on one of the conferences for more details:
Bern 2016: Vertical integration in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for SD: Addressing the role of sub-national and local levels
Luxembourg 2015: Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the EU and national level: Designing effective governance architectures and strategic frameworks
Rome 2014: A renewed policy framework for sustainable development - The international SD agenda and its impact on Europe
Vienna 2013: Vienna+10: National Sustainable Development Strategies in Europe – Taking stock, new developments and future challenges
Copenhagen 2012: Rio+20 and its implications for Sustainable Development Policy at the EU and national level
Szentendre 2011: Framing and Focussing: European Resource Policies in the Context of Sustainable Development
ESDN Conference 2008 - Coordinating SCP and CSR policies with Sustainable Development Strategies. Paris, 29 June-1 July, 2008
The ESDN Conference 2008 was hosted by the French Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Spatial Planning, in the context of the French EU Presidency, on 29 June – 1 July 2008 in Paris. The conference explored two themes, namely public policies and governance issues on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The two topics were subject to welcome addresses by the French General Commissioner for SD and the Slovenian Minister for Growth; several keynote presentations by high-level representatives of the European Parliament, the European Commission and the European Environment Agency; and three panel discussions. Additionally, the conference participants discussed the themes in different working groups. At the end of the event, the ESDN co-chairs presented a review and outlook of ESDN activities.
The conference took place on the premises of the French Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (Museum of Natural History), a historic venue surrounded by a large park in the centre of Paris.
Below please find the full documentation of the ESDN Conference 2008.
Programme and proceedings
Documentation of keynotes and panel sessions
Sunday, 29 June 2008
Monday, 30 June 2008
Tuesday, 1 July 2008
The Hague 2002: National Strategies for Sustainable Development: “Facts, Faces and Future Challenges”