Calendar

02.17.

2020. February 17 - 20.

Meeting of the Global Forum for National SDG Advisory Bodies, Bogota

02.11.

2020. February 11.

EEAC Workshop, Brussels

02.05.

2020. February 5.

BCSDH Circular Economy Working Group

02.05.

2020. February 5.

Hungarian Panel on Climate Change, Inagurual Meeting

News

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The Global Forum for National SDG Advisory Bodies will hold its inaugural meeting in Bogota between February 17 and 20 2020. The NFFT is also part of the forum that includes over 60 countries worldwide.

The initiative was launched by the German and the Finnish governments at the UN summit on sustainable development in New York in September 2019. The Global Forum aims to accelerate action on sustainable development at local and national levels through the collaboration of sustainability councils with decision makers, by supporting collective knowledge for the formulation of national sustainable development policies. The focus of the inaugural meeting is to identify the demands for SDG delivery and provide potential solutions and competencies that efficiently help the achievement of the sustainable development goals at national and international level. Countries attending the four-day forum will be able to present their national best practices for sustainable development by way of posters.  Hungary will present the Monitoring Reports related to the National Framework Strategy on Sustainable Development, the Ombudsman for Future Generations and the BCSDH. The meeting is organised by the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE) and CEPEI (Centro de Pensamiento Estratégico Internacional). The NFFT is represented by its secretary, Gábor Bartus.

Human

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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.

Natural

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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).

Economic

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The basis of a society’s material growth is economic resources: physical capital, financial capital as storage and transmitter of value, technological knowledge in the form of intellectual property and know-how, and built environment. Entrepreneurs become the cornerstones of sustainable development by discovering the unexploited forms of value creation and managing the utilization of the majority of human, natural and human-created physical resources.

Social

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Moral norms and values, relationships and trust between individuals, as well as organizations, institutions, cultural activities and cultural heritage make up the social resources of a nation. Social capital is the result of historical development, therefore its quality is largely determined by the relation of individuals and organizations to the crucial stages of this development (national history), as well as to the intellectual and material recollections (cultural heritage).