The Impact of Culture on Sustainable Development

September 8th, 18:00PM CEST, Facebook Live

Culture plays a fundamental role in all societies as it influences people’s lives in different ways. The role of culture in development It is one of those fields that has been debated in recent years and is now part of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda urging governments to adopt policies towards “Making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”  and at the same time that “calls for strengthening efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage.” (SDGs 11, Target 11.4)

The panel discussion will explore further the role of culture, technology innovations and cross-cultural collaboration between states, NGOs and corporate sector in reducing poverty,  making cities more sustainable, providing safe access to water and food, preserving the resources of oceans and forests, and strengthening the resilience of communities in the face of disasters.