18-19 JUNE 2019 / Tour & Taxis / Brussels

EDD 2021 featured speakers

  • Ursula VON DER LEYEN
    European Commission
  • HE Jakaya KIKWETE
    Former President
    Government of Tanzania
  • Amina J. MOHAMMED
    Deputy Secretary-General
    United Nations
  • Emmanuel DE MERODE
    Virunga Park
    EU Commissioner for International Partnerships
    European Commission
  • Christian Samper
    President and CEO
    Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)
  • Idris ELBA
    Actor and Member of the Board
    Conservation International
    Co-Founder and Chair
    Eastern Congo Initiative
  • Maimunah MOHD SHARIF
    Executive Director
    United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)
  • Ghada Fathi WALY
    Executive Director
    United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
  • Virginijus SINKEVCIUS
    EU Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries
    European Commission
  • Grete FAREMO
    Executive Director
    United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Damilola OGUNBIYI
    CEO and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All and Co-Chair of UN-Energy
  • Henrietta FORE
    Executive Director
    UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund)
    Special Representative of the SG for Disaster Risk Reduction and Head of UNDRR
    Executive Director
    International Trade Centre
    Executive Secretary
  • Jeppe KOFOED
    Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Christian SCHWARZER
    Founding member
    Global Youth Biodiversity Network
  • Achim STEINER
    United Nations Development Programme
  • Inna MODJA
  • HRH The Princess Laurentien OF THE NETHERLANDS


The 14th edition of the European Development Days on The Green Deal for a Sustainable Future

The 14th edition of the European Development Days on The Green Deal for a Sustainable Future

The 14th edition of the European Development Days on The Green Deal for a Sustainable Future

This year's EDD took place on 15 - 16 June 2021 and was fully digital.

Biodiversity loss, climate change and environmental degradation are defining challenges of our generation and require more coordinated and incisive international efforts. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the interlinkages between human health and an healthy planet. The post COVID recovery should be an opportunity to build back greener and more inclusive societies and economies.

In this respect, the European Development Days provided a decisive moment for analysis and reflection on the road to the CBD COP15 in Kunming in October and the Glasgow COP26 in November 2021.

The European Green Deal is EU’s roadmap for a green and inclusive transition to help improve people’s well-being and secure a healthy planet for generations to come. The Green Deal goes beyond EU borders and commits the EU to engage with its partners to support the global transition. Together we can make a difference. Moving to a green and climate neutral economy and protecting biodiversity concerns us all - from citizens to governments across the world.