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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.


Monitor publication series

The Monitor publication series deals with various priority topics. Particularly relevant for our department are the main topics of sustainability and development policy, on which numerous publications have already appeared.

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Sabina Wölkner

Sabina Wölkner

Head of Department 2030 Agenda +32 2 66931-77 +32 2 66931-62


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Martin Schebesta

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Policy Advisor Energy and Resources +49 30 26996 3595 +49 30 26996 3551
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Katharina Hopp

Katharina Hopp

Development Policy +49 30 26996-3513
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Lukas Lingenthal

Lukas Lingenthal

Global Health, Mobility +49 30 26996 3689 +49 30 26996 53689
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Gisela Elsner

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Global Sustainability Policy Officer and KAS Advice and Complaints Officer +49 30 26996-3759
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Lina Rühl

Climate, Agriculture and the Environment +49 30 26996-3502

Simone Hiller

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Administrator +49 (0)30-26996-3723 +49 (0)30-26996-53723

María Soledad Alvarez-Woischnik

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Administrator +49 30 26996 - 3903

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Publications to the topic

Mujaheed Shaikh KAS / Jana Reimann-Grohs

Conference "Global Causes and Consequences of Medicine Shortages"

Event Report

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EU-Kazakhstan Green Hydrogen Partnership

Mapping Barriers and Establishing a Roadmap

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A call for more investment in female-led businesses

Turbo für die Klimaneutralität?!

Die Erneuerbare-Energien-Richtlinien im Fokus

Bild 1 Parlamentarischer Abend Wissenschaftskooperationen KAS/Jana Reimann-Grohs

Wissenschaftskooperationen zu Tropenkrankheiten zwischen Deutschland und Afrika

Parlamentarischer Abend

EU, China und der Aufbau einer Wasserstoff-Wirtschaft

Kooperationschance oder Verdrängungswettbewerb?

EU-Gesundheitspolitik REUTERS / Dado Ruvic

Europa als Globaler Gesundheitsakteur – mit Gesundheitspolitik zu neuen Partnerschaften

Diskussionsveranstaltung mit ausgewählten europäischen Institutionen und dem Deutschen Bundestag

Grüne Gentechnik in der Landwirtschaft: Wundermittel oder Mogelpackung?

Globale Gesundheit vor dem Abstieg in die Zweitklassigkeit? (Symbolbild) mrmohock,

Global health facing relegation to second-class status?

Dwindling attention, strong competition and limited resources add up to serious concerns going forward into the new (budget) season

Kreislaufwirtschaft: Nachhaltigkeitsmotor für Europa und Lateinamerika?


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Unternehmerische Sorgfaltspflichten in globalen Lieferketten

Unternehmensperspektiven aus Asien zum deutschen Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichtengesetz

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Planetary Health

Interface Between Climate and Health

Andreas Jung MdB

„Nachhaltigkeit ist unser Ding!“

Ein Navigator für den Wandel durch Innovation

Ukraine Flagge Weizen Pixabay / dandelion_tea

A turning point for sustainability?

Impact of the war in Ukraine

Neue multilaterale Entwicklungsbanken als Eckpfeiler chinesischer Großmachtpolitik KAS Peking

New Kids on the Block: AIIB und NDB

New Multilateral Development Banks: A Cornerstone of Chinese Superpower Politics?

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COP26: A Small Step Forward on Climate Protection

The outcomes of COP26: a spirit of optimism on the global carbon markets and unresolved questions around climate finance. 

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Globale Wertschöpfungsketten

Reformbedarfe und Möglichkeiten

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Sustainable forest management

Sustainable forest management protects the most important ecosystem services in the forest and enables adaptation to climate change.

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A Double-Edged Chinese Sword

China’s Development Cooperation as a Challenge and an Opportunity

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Biodiversität und Soziale Marktwirtschaft

Wie eine wettbewerbsfähige Land- und Forstwirtschaft dem effektiven Artenschutz dienen kann

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