2019. May 7 - 9.
Open SDG Club, Berlin
2019. May 2 - 4.
Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development, Bonn
2018. March 6 - 7.
ESDN workshop 1/2019, Budgeting for SDGs, Copenhagen
2018. January 29.
FRDO/EEAC workshop, sustainable Finance, Brussels
Hungary’s Voluntary National Review on the implementation of sustainable development goals is available for download
It has been over two years since the adoption of the international Sustainable Development Goals (SGD). Hungary has too prepared its Voluntary National Review on its efforts made so far to achieve the SDGs and it is now available for download in English at the following link:
NCSD once again invites civil delegate candidates
Registration for the selection procedure of the new civil delegates of the National Council for Sustainable Development is now open via this link on NCSD’s website.
On November 16 2018, in the Parliament, the representatives of national civil organizations will select two of the present and previously correctly registered candidates of each of the following civil organizations to become members of the NCSD:
- Education and culture
- Social strata and age groups
- Social and health issues
Established 10 years ago, the National Council for Sustainable Development works as an advisory body to the Hungarian National Assembly. Delegated by organizations dedicated to promoting sustainable development and mandated for a term of four years, the NCSD’s members are delegates of the representative groups of Parliamentary parties, the Government, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, economic chambers, churches, trade unions, employers’ organisations, associations of local governments, the Hungarian Rectors’ Conference, organizations of national and ethnic minorities and national civil organizations.
As members of the NCSD, the delegates of civil organizations can actively and effectively determine the Council’s operations and work schedule, can participate in working groups and workshops and affect the implementation of the National Framework Strategy on Sustainable Development. Additionally, they can be involved in the assessment of the sustainability aspects of government strategies and programmes, can make proposals regarding areas connected to sustainable development and can be engaged in the national representation of sustainability values.
Every generation needs human resources: knowledgeable and skilful individuals in appropriate quantity and in good health. Society cannot afford to lose the skills of the disadvantaged groups. Although there is no relevant statistical data, economic value of the human capital likely exceeded that of the material capital around the turn of the millennium, rendering humans the most important resources of the nation.
Ecosystem services provided by natural resources are direct and indirect benefits for society, produced by natural and human-regulated ecosystems. Amongst the benefits are provisioning services (food, animal feed, raw material), natural cycle regulating services (climate stabilization, pollination, flood control), supporting services (nutrient cycling, soil formation), and cultural services (recreation, education, art inspiration).