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Open Diplomacy’s Sustainable Development Meetings

The objectives set by the Open Diplomacy Institute were designed to ‘consolidate an ecosystem of partners’ from 27 September to 14 October 2021. The event brought together all the protagonists driving the transition, gathering thoughts from local, national and international figures, thinking about the Sustainable Development Goals and developing them in order to mobilise the general public right across France and give the event maximum visibility so as to widely engage the citizens.

Focus area

3 Promote the 17 SDGs

Les 17 Objectifs de développement durable

The second edition of the Sustainable Development Meetings

As a member of the partner ecosystem, Energy Observer Foundation contributed throughout the first half of 2021 to the joint construction of the programme of Meetings structured around ten key themes and matching up with several Sustainable Development Objectives, which lie at the heart of any debates about ecological and inclusive transition:

“Building sustainable towns”, on 27 September with the INSA Lyon “Pushing the boundaries”, on 28 September with BSB
“Building a sustainable Europe”, on 30 September with the ENA “Designing future industry”, on 2 October with the ENSAM
“Investing in responsible finance”, on 4 October with the EDHEC “Founding inclusive societies”, on 6 October with MBS
“Responsible management”, on 8 October with Kedge
“Managing and regenerating”, on 11 October with Audiencia
“Mixing our energies”, on 12 October with Centrale Supélec
“Designing the post-Covid world”, on 14 October with ESCP

Speech by Victorien Erussard

On 12 October, Victorien Erussard spoke about the topic of maritime energy transition within a round table dedicated to the energy issue alongside several personalities:

  • Pr. Pascal Da Costa, Professor and Head of Sustainable Development at Centrale Supélec
  • Jean-Charles Colas-Roy, Member for the Isère, Co-Chair of the green energies study group
  • Dr. Anne-Laure Delatte, Economist, Researcher at the CNRS and at the Paris Dauphine University
  • Matthieu Auzanneau, Executive Director of the Shift Project
  • Anne Charpy, Founder and CEO of Voisin Malin, Ashoka Fellow

On the invitation of Thomas Friang, founder and CEO of Open Diplomacy, 323 expert orators took part in these 80 sessions.

In total, not including the impact on the social networks, 6,800 citizens followed the live debates during the event in 665 different municipalites.

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