Department 2030 Agenda

Publications to the topic

A&A_Header_Wertschöpfung istockphoto.com/wenmei Zhou
Globale Wertschöpfungsketten
Reformbedarfe und Möglichkeiten
Blick in den Wald Oliver Henze / flickr / CC BY-ND 2.0 / creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/
Sustainable forest management
Sustainable forest management protects the most important ecosystem services in the forest and enables adaptation to climate change.
Eine Hilfslieferung mit Impfstoff aus China erreicht den Flughafen in Damaskus, Syrien | Bild: reuters/Yamam al Shaar reuters/Yamam al Shaar
A Double-Edged Chinese Sword
China’s Development Cooperation as a Challenge and an Opportunity
Ein Schiff wird im Abendlicht mit Containern beladen Jaxport / flickr / CC BY-NC 2.0 / creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/
International Trade and Sustainability
In terms of sustainability, global trade is already better than its reputation suggests – but a clear set of rules can further improve this
Sustainable Development Goals Vereinte Nationen
German Sustainability Strategy 2021
Are we on the right track?
Klimaschutz global Olearys / flickr / CC BY 2.0 / creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
Climate Protection made in Karlsruhe
The Federal Constitutional Court as an International Trendsetter?
Bild Pixabay Biodiversität Wald Pixabay
Biodiversität und Soziale Marktwirtschaft
Wie eine wettbewerbsfähige Land- und Forstwirtschaft dem effektiven Artenschutz dienen kann
UNICEF Ethiopia UNICEF Ethiopia / flickr / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Where We Are with Tackling the Pandemic on World Health Day 2021
With its motto „Building a fairer, healthier world“, the WHO advocates more equity in access to health care
Landwirtschaft nachhaltiger gestalten Александр Катаржин / stock.adobe.com
Landwirtschaft nachhaltiger gestalten
Ein Plädoyer für die Agroforstwirtschaft
Dr. Gerd Müller Juliane Liebers/KAS
Nachhaltigkeit und Klimaschutz beginnen bei jedem Einzelnen
Bundesentwicklungsminister Gerd Müller mahnt zum Umdenken
Animal Extinction Dirk van der Made / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0
Biodiversität fördern
Zwischen ökologischen Herausforderungen und ökonomischen Chancen
Eine Frau hilft einem Kind in einem Flüchtlingslager in Idlib eine Schutzmaske aufzusetzen. reuters
Die Pandemie als Trendwende?
Steigende humanitäre Bedarfe in Konfliktländern

With the adoption in 2015 of the 2030 Agenda, the United Nations created the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which serve as our global framework for sustainable development. The 2030 Agenda promotes and frames important discussions about how we can make the world more sustainable for people, the planet and our shared prosperity.

For the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, there are important points of overlap with the topics and sustainability goals of the 2030 Agenda. Taking up these topics, the 2030 Agenda department aims to make a contribution to the current debate on sustainable development by way of analysis and consulting.

The topics covered include the sustainable use of natural resources as a basis for life and a prerequisite for prosperity for present and future generations. Global warming, the growing world population and the loss of biodiversity are enormous challenges to which government and business must find answers. That is why we are working on policy solutions that will facilitate modern, reliable and cost-effective provision of energy, water and food in Germany, Europe and worldwide. To this end, we look comprehensively at all the relevant domains, taking into account not only the different capacities and prerequisites of individual countries and regions, but also those of urban versus rural areas.

Developing interdisciplinary solutions and strengthening multilateral cooperation is also a key challenge in the area of global health – and it is another of the main topics of the Agenda 2030 department. Promoting access to health care worldwide is a priority of the German government. Our work makes an important contribution to the discussion of how Germany can assume global responsibility in this regard.

On the topic of development policy, we address, among other things, the issue of sustainability in global supply chains and value creation chains. Our focus here is on the tension between political responsibility, corporate duty of care and economic competitiveness and the conflicting goals to which it gives rise. We contribute to the current political debates on sustainable consumption and production: among other things, by bringing in perspectives from the global partner networks that we cultivate with the help of our offices abroad.

Oliver Henze / flickr / CC BY-ND 2.0 / creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/

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Sustainable forest management

by André Algermißen

Sustainable forest management protects the most important ecosystem services in the forest and enables adaptation to climate change.
Forests are recreational areas, provide diverse ecosystem services and are considered to be an important economic factor with diverse income opportunities. The condition of our forests is worrying: storms, forest fires, bark beetle infestations and the droughts of recent years have affected them. What can sustainable forest management look like against the background of increased expectations of environmental and climate protection?
Olearys / flickr / CC BY 2.0 / creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

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Climate Protection made in Karlsruhe

by Katja Gelinsky

The Federal Constitutional Court as an International Trendsetter?
The Climate Decision has attracted widespread international attention. To secure future freedom, the German state needs to pursue an internationally oriented climate protection policy with the goal of climate neutrality. International obligations from the Paris Climate Agreement and scientific findings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) play a central role in the climate protection obligations that the Federal Constitutional Court has been drawn from the Basic Law.
Jaxport / flickr / CC BY-NC 2.0 / creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/

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International Trade and Sustainability

by Jan Cernicky

In terms of sustainability, global trade is already better than its reputation suggests – but a clear set of rules can further improve this
The concept of sustainability encompasses the dimensions of ecology, economy and social issues in a holistic way. International trade, too, can hardly be viewed separately from issues of sustainability. If the effects are viewed spatially on a local, regional and global level, international trade with a focus on the social and ecological dimension appears to be advantageous overall, but there is a need for action with regard to the ecological dimension.
UNICEF Ethiopia / flickr / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

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Where We Are with Tackling the Pandemic on World Health Day 2021

by Martina Kaiser

With its motto „Building a fairer, healthier world“, the WHO advocates more equity in access to health care
In addition to millions of people who were killed by the COVID-19 pandemic or who were infected with the virus, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund estimate that the economic and social consequences of the crisis will also be immense.
Vereinte Nationen

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German Sustainability Strategy 2021

by Gisela Elsner, Sabina Wölkner

Are we on the right track?
The update of the German Sustainability Strategy (DNS) was published on March 10, 2021 and comes at an important time. The key document for Germany's sustainability policy must be measured by whether, under pandemic conditions, the implementation of the 17 sustainability goals (SDGs) can still be successful by 2030.