Citizens all over the world, through all generations, are in the streets to demonstrate the will to change something for the future of our planet. Indeed, global warming, meteorological changes, drought, rising sea levels represent a serious danger and could lead to important consequences for humanity.
At this time of crisis, sustainable development and environmental issues are now a priority for societies as well as for national and international organisations. Similarly, some national governments have tried to adopt new laws for sustainable development and climate protection (e.g. tax on plastics or fuel tax increases). In the same perspective, the EU is also stepping up measures to protect the environment and the climate (e.g. European Green Deal, a quarter of the 2021 -2027 climate budget) and to ensure the EU’s transition to a sustainable economy. The UN with its sustainable development programme (Agenda 2030) has identified 17 objectives (e.g. equality, access to education…) to safeguard our planet and promote peace and equality. These goals – although covering different areas – are interconnected with a non-negligible impact on each other.
The summer seminar of the European College of Cluny gives space for elaboration of proposals for the future and offers the participants numerous opportunities for reflection and debates fueled by the presence of experts.
For a week, the participants will attempt to develop innovative solutions to address the key issues identified during the seminar.