EEB 50th Anniversary Conference 2024 – 13 May – Brussels
This year, EEB’s annual conference will take place in Brussels as a hybrid event on Monday 13 May 2024. The conference will also be the occasion to celebrate EEB’s 50th Anniversary. The event is organised in collaboration with the
Belgian presidency of the Council of the European Union and Bruxelles Environnement.
2024 is a crucial year for the EEB and the environmental movement. It will be marked by the elections to the European Parliament taking place during Belgium’s Council Presidency in June. The outcomes are going to decide on the future of the European Green Deal: will Europe step up its game and put in place what is needed to achieve carbon neutrality, circularity, zero pollution and the protection and restoration of nature? Are divisive positions and short-sighted plans gaining more influence – or will citizens and their newly elected leaders rally behind the joint objective of a just transition to a sustainable future?
But there are not only elections in the EU and member states such as Belgium: some of the world’s most influential countries including the US and India are choosing new political leaders – which can also turn the tide for climate and environment in one or the other direction.
Finally, 2024 is also a historic year for the EEB itself: Europe’s largest environmental federation will turn 50 – making it one of the oldest civil society networks active in EU policymaking. This will be an opportunity to look back at 50 years of European environmental policies and past achievements, to reflect and to learn to tackle our current challenges.
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