Let’s get down to basics. This site is not sponsored by any political party, religious groups, nor is it geographically centred.. The site is meant to be a resource base and a platform for discussion. The guiding frameworks are the 2030 Agenga – The Sustainable Development Goals; the 2030 Agenda for a Sustainable Europe, Paris Declaration on Climate Change and 2050 long-term strategy for Europe.
About the Sustainable Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace, and justice. The 17 Goals are all interconnected, and in order to leave no one behind, it is important that we achieve them all by 2030. Click on any specific Goal below to learn more about each issue
EU’s implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
The EU has played an active role throughout the process and is committed to implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs within the EU and in development cooperation with partner countries. The Agenda reflects many of the EU’s priorities for sustainable development, as set out in our recent Communications and Council Conclusions. …
The European answer to the 2030 Agenda includes two work streams:
The first track with the Communication is to join up the SDGs to the European policy framework and current Commission priorities, assessing where we stand and identifying the most relevant sustainability concerns. With this, the Commission commits to mainstreaming the SDGs into EU policies and initiatives.
A second track will launch reflection work on developing further our longer term vision and the focus of sectoral policies after 2020, and reorient the EU budget’s contributions towards the achievement of the EU’s long-term objectives through the new Multiannual Financial Framework beyond 2020
The Risks – Post COVID-19
The approaches to mitigate the 2008-2009 Financial Crisis had a major impact on the large tranches of societies around the world, particularly the vulnerable and above all the Millennial generation. There are already indications that similar approaches will be adopted to address the socio-economic shocks caused by COVID-19. These have the potential of further exacerbating the situation of those hit by the post-2008-2009 measures and impact gravely upon the Gen Z generation. You can check out some of the fundamentals on The Facts and Figures pages.
An open debate on the World we want post-COVID-19 is urgently needed to ensure the ambitions of the 2030 and 2050 Agendas are not diverted by reverting to the same proceedures as last the last global crisis.
This platform is meant to be constructive
It is not to be used for finger-pointing or blaming groups, political parties or how governments responded to the COVID-19 crisis. Whilst people are free to express their fears for the future, more should focus on what they see as solutions and the World They Want.
How the platform will work
The platform provides links and RSS Feeds to each of the topic areas. Particularly, but not exclusively, the Millennial and Gen Z generations are encouraged to exchange ideas on how the see the future; what they have already done (learning by exchange of experience), hopefully (subject to funding) regular YouTube where participants can explain their experiences and, if possible, experts explain their ideas. Of course contributions from enlightened “grumpy old farts” are welcome – but no nostalgic political statements please!
Structure of Debates
Debates will around focus areas that will be discussed on a cycle of intervals to be agreed upon.