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Estonia to participate in the European Sustainable Development Week

29. May 2018 - 14:39

The fourth European Sustainable Development Week takes place from 30 May to 5 June, putting events that are dedicated to the implementation of sustainable development goals on the European map.

31 events will take place in Estonia as part of the European Sustainable Development Week. The programme for the European Sustainable Development Week currently includes 4,398 initiatives from 30 different countries.

The Sustainable Development Week includes a variety of events: information days, seminars, festivals, community days, communal work, hikes, fundraisers, and much more. The events are dedicated to one or several sustainable development goals and cover a broad range of topics from health, education, sustainable economic growth, and innovation to sustainable consumption, environmental protection, and biodiversity.

The events are organised by different organisations: government organisations, research and development centres, educational facilities, museums, funds, community networks, companies, and NGOs.

For more information about events taking place in Estonia, click here.

In September 2015, the UN adopted a global agenda with 17 goals and 169 targets to guide the protection of humanity and the environment and achieve wellbeing. The global goals apply to all countries and their implementation is monitored.

European Sustainable Development Week is organised by the European Sustainable Development Network, which is an unofficial collaboration network for sustainable development coordinators in Europe. The Estonian contact point for Sustainable Development Week is the Government Office.

Additional information: Eili Lepik, Adviser of the Strategy Unit of the Government Office, +372 693 5619, eili.lepik[at]riigikantselei[dot]ee