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October 7–8, 2024

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Uniting Policymakers and Business Leaders to Accelerate SDG Performance

Addressing challenges fast

We are running out of time to resolve existential threats such as poverty, hunger and climate change. We need courageous decisions and large-scale solutions. The Hamburg Sustainability Conference challenges barriers to SDG implementation, while steering momentum with a systemic approach to answer questions such as: How can value chains become climate-friendly and create more value for emerging societies and developing countries? How can the enormous potential of the private sector be unleashed to achieve the SDGs? And how can we help  today's sustainability pioneers to set tomorrow's standards?

Confronting a world slowed down by conflict

“The SDGs are in great difficulty," says UN Secretary-General António Guterres and calls for a rescue plan to save humanity and our planet. Our world is in transition. In times of increasing geopolitical crises, challenges are continually growing. A new impetus is needed to improve the ability of the global community to collaborate and advance the implementation of the SDGs by 2030.

Improving global collaboration

The Hamburg Sustainability Conference is driven by the vision that reaching the SDGs requires interdisciplinary and trustful collaboration among the international community. The conference aims to foster new partnerships and collective action of those who are willing to commit to action: global policymakers, private sector leaders, academia experts, and civil society representatives. Multilateral alliances will advocate for scalable projects and progressive policies. Open dialogues will lead to decisions that turn into concrete actions with measurable results.

Getting the world on board

Beyond convening participants from politics, business, science and civil society, the Hamburg Sustainability Conference supports the efforts of the United Nations by informing citizens locally and globally about the urgency of achieving the SDGs and inspiring them to contribute. This awareness aims to bring much-needed new hope regarding what the world is capable of when working better together.

Initiators

The annual conference and its international satellites are a joint initiative of the United Nations (UNDP), the German Federal Government (BMZ), the Michael Otto Foundation and the City of Hamburg.

Associates

We work in association with the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS).  

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    German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection

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    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

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    German Institute of Development and Sustainability

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