Conference results

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Conference report

Sustainable Development
From Principle to Practice
Eva Riedke

Bonn Memorandum 2008

Nachhaltige Entwicklung —
Vom Leitbild zur Umsetzung
SEF, GTZ, B.A.U.M. e.V.
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Statement (pdf)
Luc Gnacadja

Statement (pdf)
Michael Staaden
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Reception Speech
Sustainable Development – From Principle to Practice
Ulrich Kelber

Die Umsetzung des Leitbildes “Nachhaltige Entwicklung” (pdf)
Monika Wulf-Mathies
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The Realisation of Sustainable Development (pdf)
Chief Emeka Anyaoku

Bonn Conference Partners (pdf)
Thomas von dem Bruch
- only in German language -

Bionade (pdf)
Michael Garvs

LG’s taking note
As humanity, We share a Common future and a Common fate
Luc Gnacadja

Sustainability at Deutsche Post World Net (pdf)
Winfried Häser

Nachhaltige Entwicklung im Konferenzumfeld und praxisbezogene Umsetzung (pdf)
Lena Kolbe
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Doing together – learning together
Kruger to Canyons Biosphere Region (South Africa) and Rhön Biosphere Reserve (Germany)
Remember Makhubela/Doris Pokorny

Praktische Erfahrungen einer Multi-Stakeholder-Initiative für nachhaltigen Kaffee - Kraft Foods Deutschland GmbH (pdf)
Nicola Oppermann
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Praktische Erfahrungen einer Multi-Stakeholder-Initiative für nachhaltigen Kaffee - 4C Association (pdf)
Melanie Rutten
- only in German language -

UNESCO Biosphere Reserves
Model regions of world standing
Gertrud Sahler

“Advancing human security through knowledge-based
approaches to reducing vulnerability and environmental risks“
Dusam Sakulski

IHDP – A Network of Networks
The Global Environmental Change and Human Security Project (GECHS)
Falk Schmidt

Human Security and Sustainability as Learning Challenges (pdf)
Bernd Siebenhüner

Biosphere Reserves – People oriented conservation of biological
diversity Perspectives of German Development Cooperation
Konrad Uebelhör

Conference programme

Programme (pdf)
4-5 December 2008
Deutsche Welle, Bonn


The Global Refugee Crisis: Towards a just response


With their effort to keep refugees and migrants out of their territories, Western nations abdicate their historical and political responsibility, according to the analysis of the renowned Indian migration researcher B.S. Chimni in GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS 03|2018. Chimni therefore calls for a just response from the international community to the global refugee crisis. Such a response could only consist of a multidimensional strategy that had to be worked out in a genuine dialogue between all stakeholders.

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How to defend digital rights?


Internet freedom is threatened in many states by restrictions to net neutrality or by governments shutting down internet applications. But there are rays of hope. In different world regions, civil society is mobilizing to protect net neutrality. sef: discussed activists’ experiences from different world regions with ´Gbenga Sesan from Nigeria and Thomas Lohninger from Austria during a roundtable talk at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum.

Read the most important results of the discussion in our short report

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