The World Organic Forum 2020 focuses on the local implementation of Agenda 2030 with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for a just and sustainable world. Thematically, the focus is on the SDG goals "Eradication of poverty" (SDG1), "Food security" (SDG2), "Sustainable consumption and production" (SDG12) and "Climate protection measures" (SDG13).
How can these goals be successfully implemented in rural regions through a bottom-up movement? Which building blocks do the SDGs offer for regional planning? These and other questions will be discussed with representatives from politics, research, business, and civil society from countries of the North and the South. Together, we want to learn about examples that show how regions are moving towards local implementation of SDGs and how the local and global levels are interlinked in rural areas. The conference will provide space to get to know lighthouse projects and to develop and discuss quality criteria for "SDG model regions".
The World Organic Forum 2020 is the starting signal for new cooperations to promote the regional implementation of SDGs and their exchange worldwide. The aim is to establish an international network of SDG regions. A broad number of regional initiatives from Germany and abroad will participate. The opening speech will be held by the honorary president of the Club of Rome, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Ernst-Ulrich von Weizsäcker, other prominent speakers such as Dr. Hans Herren, lead author of the World Agriculture Report, will contribute important impulses. Louise Luttikholt, Executive Director of IFOAM – Organics International, is also among the invited keynote speakers.