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The United Nations has declared the period 2020 to 2030 the 'Decade of Action' for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These focus on climate, but also the reduction of poverty, hunger and inequality in the world.
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With just over eight years to go, the question is how we are doing. What is happening in practice and will we really achieve the SDGs in time? How are large companies, entrepreneurs, politicians and citizens coping?


In the remarkable documentary The Decade of Action, policymakers, business leaders, climate scientists and academics talk about the responsibility that the business world must take to keep the world sustainable. They also reflect on what this means for them personally and how it affects their decisions. They write letters to their yet unborn successors in 2121.

The documentary was mading with the cooperation of Paul Polman, founder of Imagine and ex-CEO of Unilever, Ilham Kadri, CEO of Solvay, Johan Rockstrom, director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Research, Frans Timmermans, Vice President of the European Commission and responsible for the European Green Deal and Ryan Gellert, CEO of Patagonia.


The documentary will be shown during the Global Sustainable Technology & Innovation Community (G-STIC) conference in Dubai, which can also be followed online. G-STIC is a series of international conferences aimed at accelerating the development, diffusion and deployment of technological innovations that enable the achievement of the SDGs. It is an initiative of VITO (Belgium) and six other independent research institutes: CSIR (South Africa), FIOCRUZ (Brazil), GIST (Korea), GIEC (China), NACETEM (Nigeria) TERI (India) and SDSN (France/USA).

For more information on G-STIC and registration options, please check the agenda.

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