NCSD celebrates its 10th anniversary at a jubilee meeting

On December 7, the National Council for Sustainable Development held its jubilant meeting in the Parliament’s Delegation Room focusing on the topic of: Sustainability as the foundation of a liveable society and competitiveness.

The meeting was chaired by NCSD’s co-chair, Gábor Náray Szabó and László Kövér, NCSD’s chairman delivered a welcome speech stressing that the establishment of the Council and its activities afterwards was and continues to be based on an agreement that spans across several parliamentary cycles and defies the traditional dichotomy between government and opposition parties. The Speaker of the Parliament highlighted that sustainability is an issue that has a fundamental and long term impact on the future of our nation and not less importantly of the entire humanity whose significance has increased in recent decades.

Civil delegate election results 2018

On November 16 2018, the new members of the National Council for Sustainable Development delegated by civil organizations were elected. The election was preceded by a month long registration period allowing Hungary’s civil organizations to officially delegate their representatives for the election.

The civil organizations could choose from three sections: educational and cultural civil organizations, civil organizations involved in social and health issues and social strata and age group civil organizations.

A total of 106 civil organizations registered for the election.

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:

http://www.nfft.hu/voluntary_national_review

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.

26th EEAC conference, Berlin, 11 October 2018 Towards a Sustainable Europe by 2030: Key leverages for transformation

The annual conference of the European Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils (EEAC) aimed to urge the need to transform politics, society and the economy as required by the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The academia, civil society, the private sector and public bodies need to unite forces to push towards a sustainable Europe. Unfortunately, the anticipated fundamental change remains distant facing many hindrances. The conference attended by 200 people coming from over 20 different countries was dedicated to identifying the most important blocks and to fostering a European debate on the implementation on the UN’s SDGs in Europe.

The German Council for Sustainable Development held its annual conference on June 4 2018

The German Council for Sustainable Development held its annual conference on June 4 2018.

The participants included Gábor Bartus, NCSD’s secretary and Zsombor Barta, his colleague.

Speakers at the 18th annual conference of the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE) in Berlin included Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor who stressed the importance of the transboundary aspect of sustainability and highlighted the impacts and future ideas of European integrity on sustainability.