Thursday, 15. July 2021

13:00 – 14:30 EDT / 19:00 – 20:30 CEST

Virtual event

13:00 / 19:00

Short presentation of the second German VNR


Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter, Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

Dr. Maria Flachsbarth, Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development


Outlook on German Sustainability Policy

Dr. Gesa Miehe-Nordmeyer, Director-General for Social, Health, Labour Market, Environmental and Societal Policy, Federal Chancellery

13:15 / 19:15

Panel: Discussing the way forward into the Decade of Action


Inputs by international stakeholders

Dr. Eugene Owusu, Special Adviser to the President on the SDGs, Office of the President of Ghana

Ana Toni, Executive Director, Instituto Clima e Sociedade (ICS)

Dominic Waughray, Managing Director, World Economic Forum


Interactive panel discussion with stakeholders and responses by the Parliamentary State Secretaries

Sophia Bachmann, German Youth Delegate for Sustainable Development

Dr. Stefan Saatmann, Deputy Head Berlin Office, Siemens AG  

Jenna Abeln, Member of the General Council, United Services Trade Union (ver.di)

Dr. Luise Steinwachs, Deputy Chair of the Board, Association of German Development

and Humanitarian Aid Non-Governmental Organisations (VENRO)

Marie-Luise Abshagen, Head of Sustainability Policies, German NGO Forum on Environment and Development


Final observations

Alicia Maldonado, UN Youth Delegate, Peru

14:25 / 20:25



Moderated by Dr. Sabrina Schulz, Executive Director, SDSN Germany