Barcelona’s BforPlanet congress to promote implementation of UN SDGs

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Barcelona’s BforPlanet congress to promote implementation of UN SDGs

On 7-8 July the BforPlanet congress, organised by Fira de Barcelona in collaboration with Barcelona City Council, will bring together experts, institutions and companies from all over the world to debate the best ways of working towards sustainability. Organisers see the main challenge being to promote the full implementation of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within the framework of the 2030 Agenda into the business world.

The first day of sessions will address issues such as climate change, the importance of partnership policies, resilience in governance and the opportunities that sustainability and digitalisation offer companies. On the second day, topics such as food security and the universal water supply, gender equality and the blue economy, among others, will be analysed.

The deputy mayor of Barcelona City Council, Jaume Collboni, will present the Barcelona Green Deal. This urban economic agenda for the next decade sets 10 priorities and 38 measures aimed to strengthen the city through three key aspects: competitiveness, equality and sustainability. Along these lines, BforPlanet will present various initiatives within the framework of the European Union’s Next Generation funds for economic recovery and will give special prominence to start-up companies that have responsible consumption, social cohesion and the green economy as their core business.

To guarantee security, BforPlanet will apply the Covid-19 prevention and security protocol that Fira de Barcelona has developed under the advice of the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona. The trade fair has also been awarded the international Safe Travels seal of approval by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).

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