The Jena Declaration on Sustainability

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Making Sustainability Happen: The Jena Declaration by Thomas Reuter


September 9, 2021

EVENT: LAUNCH OF THE JENA DECLARATION:  Global Mobilization for rapid implementation of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through  a culturally and regionally sensitive, bottom-up approach. Online presentation by prominent scientists and artists on the TDJ principles and pathways to reach the SDGs by 2030

WHAT: The Jena Declaration (TJD) is a call to mobilize citizens around the world in  transformations to sustainable living, enabling  rapid implementation of the SDGs before 2030.  Prominent scientists, teachers, and artists were joined by next-generation spokespersons from around the world. They explained the urgent need for this action now, what needs to be done, pathways to success and next steps.

WHEN: Thursday, September 9, 2021

WHO: Benno Werlen, UNESCO Chair on Global Understanding for Sustainability and Chairman of TJD steering committee will host the event in the presence of (among others)
Mamphela Ramphele, Co-President, The Club of Rome, South Africa
Garry Jacobs, President, World Academy of Arts & Science, USA/India
Mirwais Sidiki, Artist, Afghanistan
Tiago de Oliveira Pinto, UNESCO Chair on Transcultural Music Studies, Brazil/Germany
Paul Shrivastava, Penn State University, U.S.A.
Thomas Reuter, University of Melbourne, Australia

Youth Participants:
Mercy Gloria Ashepet, Uganda
Raad Sharar, Bangladesh
Luisa Neubauer, Germany

Performances by:
Andy Innes, Musician, South Africa
Branko Šmon, Conceptual Artist, Slovenia/Germany
Mitra Behpoori, Teheran/Weimar
Margalit Berriet, Paris

WHY: Time is running out before our planet reaches multiple  tipping points.  Despite decades of efforts to bring about sustainable development, people around the world are facing the tragic consequences of these insufficient or failed experiments. The purpose of TJD is to enable ordinary people around the world to change their own everyday actions, and to mobilize for that  a broad global social movement for the transformation  towards sustainable living. The culturally and regionally sensitive bottom-up approach is new and has attracted the attention of thought leaders around the world.

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