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The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and its partners will be in Brussels on June 18th-19h for the European Development Days (EDD). Organised by the European Commission, the EDD bring the development community together each year to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships and solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. EDD 2019's overarching title is "Addressing inequalities: building a world which leaves no one behind".
On June 18th, AFD will organize a high level panel event : "Finding the path towards an inclusive and green transition leaving no one behind". More information below.

High Level Session: Finding the path towards an inclusive and green transition leaving no one behind
June 19th, 9:30 AM - 11AM

How to build on the Agenda 2030 and the Paris Agreement to promote an ecological and energetic transition leaving no one behind? How to promote triple-win solutions for climate, biodiversity and the fight against inequality? Climate impacts are a multiplier of inequalities which in return affect access to natural resources. Approaching environmental issues from the angle of inequality to promote fair, sustainable uses of natural resources helps address the root causes of environmental degradation and build resilience. 

This panel will present best practices from a wide range of stakeholders to raise the issue of biodiversity erosion on the international agenda by 2020. It will bring forward concrete and innovative solutions for climate, biodiversity, and social and environmental justice, with a special focus on rural areas.

Jean-Paul Moatti, French National Research Institute for Development (IRD) Chairman & Executive Director, will moderate the discussion with:

  • Bertrand Walckenaer, Agence Française de Développement (AFD), Associate Chief Executive Officer
  • Christian Leffler, European External Action Service (EEAS), Deputy Secretary-General
  • Carin Jämtin, Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), Director-General
  • Paul Currie, Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), Chief Investment Officer
  • Olawale Adebiyi, Wecyclers, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
  • Jens Sedemund, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Executive Advisor, Environment and Climate Change, Development Cooperation Directorate
  • Val Amiel Vestil, Association of Young Environmental Journalists, Executive Director and Founder
More information on the EDD website

Other partner events:

Lab debate “Let oceans breathe, let people live a better life!” organised by the European Investment Bank, with the participation of Gilles Kleitz, Director of AFD's Natural Ecological Transition and Resource Management Department
June 18th, 5PM - 6:15PM 

Lab debate “Edutainment for social change” organised by FORWARD
June 18th, 5PM - 6:15PM 

Lab debate “Latin America and Caribbean investment facilities” organised by DG DEVCO (LAIF/CIF), with the participation of Bruno Leclerc
June 18th, 6:45PM - 8PM   

HLP “Role of international cooperation: enabling new responses for inclusive growth” organised by DEVCO, with the participation of Bruno Leclerc
June 19th, 9:30 AM - 11AM   

Lab debate “Ending business as usual - a bold vision for closing SDG financing gaps” organised by WaterAid,with the participation of Céline Robert, Deputy Director of AFD's Water and Sanitation Division
June 19th, 2:45PM - 4PM   

when ?
From Tuesday 18 June 2019 to Wednesday 19 June 2019
where ?
Tour & Taxis in Brussels, Belgium
Associate Chief Executive Officer
Deputy Director of AFD's Water and Sanitation Division
Director of AFD's Natural Ecological Transition and Resource Management Department
Director, AFD's Latin America Department

Location of the event

Tour & Taxis in Brussels, Belgium.