30th EEAC Annual conference, Helsinki, 14 – 15 September 2022

This year, the EEAC Annual Conference – entitled: The Critical Decade of Action: Mobilising Sustainability Transformation in Europe will take place in Helsinki on September 14th and 15th 2022.

The conference will be hosted by Finland’s three independent science panels, the Finnish Expert Panel for Sustainable Development, the Finnish Climate Change Panel and the Finnish Nature Panel.

Please consult the updated draft programme HERE & make sure to REGISTER.

Anniversary Conference 

The European Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils (EEAC) Network has been connecting councils and expert panels across Europe for 30 years. This year’s 30th celebration offers an opportunity to reflect on the past years, but more importantly to evaluate critically how we can leap to a sustainable future.

The critical decade

The critical decade for taking a leap to a sustainable future in Europe has started. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, its national implementation roadmaps as well as European Green Deal initiatives are all aiming to accelerate sustainability and climate targets by 2030. The most critical questions for this decade are how do we act now to guarantee that planetary boundaries are respected in economic and other societal action? How can we carry out sustainability transformation within boundaries that are defined by a safe and just space both ecologically as well as socially?

Conference set-up

The two-day conference brings together experts from academia, civil society, the private sector and government to discuss the next steps for facilitating the much-needed transformation in the critical decade of action. We will hear interesting keynote speeches and engage in workshops and parallel sessions, including on the following themes:

  • Joining forces for sustainability transformation
  • Europe’s global responsibility in combating climate change
  • Mid-term policy actions needed against the biodiversity crisis

Programme & Registration to the conference

Please consult the draft programme HERE & make sure to REGISTER.

The keynote and plenary sessions can also be followed online, but the parallel sessions can only be participated on-site in Helsinki. Please note: the maximum capacity at the venue may change due to COVID-19 pandemic situation. In order to ensure a balanced representation of organisations and institutions at the conference, all applications will be reviewed first. You will receive a notification when your registration has been confirmed.

14 September 2022