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Economy for a Living Planet Forum

The international forum ‘Economy for a Living Planet’ will bring together national policymakers, international economists and sustainable development experts and businesses and public sector leaders from Europe and Asia. A forum like this is happening for the first time in Bulgaria - on 8 June 2017 at the Inter Expo Center in Sofia 

The forum will offer possible solutions on how a multilateral world can successfully transition to a green economy, navigate the current multitude of political and economic crises, and ensure the attainment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The purpose of the forum is to highlight the new role and responsibility of re-ordering economic blocs (the EU and EEA), and upper middle income countries (in Central and Eastern Europe and elsewhere) and international development institutions to deploy innovative financing instruments to address our planet’s pressing challenges. We seek to affirm that when there is so much at stake, and so much that seemingly divides the world, our shared aspiration for sustainable development can unite us in a new way and drive the world forward

We believe the forum will initiate serious discussions around these issues, and help formulate new leadership approaches for the CEE countries on multilateral sustainable development

How changing realities of global leadership on sustainable development create an opportunity for new initiatives and alliances to support green economy transition

How can middle-income countries successfully support national and international development budgets for delivery of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

What are the innovative economic frameworks and financing instruments that are the most effective vehicles for sustainable economy transition in a multilateral world


Marco Lambertini, Director-General, WWF International, video message

Pascal Canfin, CEO, WWF-France, video message

Deon Nel, Global Conservation Director, WWF-International

Vesselina Kavrakova, Country Head, WWF-Bulgaria

Demetres Karavellas, CEO, WWF-Greece

Guido Broekhoven, Regional Manager China-Africa Trade, WWF-EPO

Julio Tresierra, WWF-Netherlands

Emily McKenzie, WWF-UK and WWF-US, Natural Capital Project

Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, video message

Ognyan Zlatev, Head of the European Commission Representation in Bulgaria

Takayoshi Kato, Policy Analyst at OECD 

Philippe Pypaert, Programme Specialist, Science Unit, UNESCO

Ana Bachurova, Policy & Climate Finance Associate, Energy Efficiency & Climate Change team, EBRD

Luca Etter, Senior Policy Advisor, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation - SDC

Toma Belev, Programme ‘Linking Nature Protection and Sustainable Rural Development’

Kalin Klassanov, Co-Founder & CEO of Roo'bar

Watch Live

8 June 2017

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Venelina Velichkova
tel.: +359 885 086 670


Inter Expo Center, Sofia - IEC
Tsarigradsko Shose Blvd. 147 
1784 Sofia

Supported by a grant from Switzerland through the Reform Fund Linked to Civil Society Participation, part of the "Linking nature protection with sustainable rural development" project

The WWF-Danube-Carpathian Programme gratefully acknowledges funding support from the European Commission. All content and opinions expressed on these pages are solely those of WWF

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