Professor Riccaboni at the Fifth Sustainability Summit for South-East Europe and the Mediterranean

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The event will take place on September 30 and October 1, 2021, in Athens and is organised by The Economist in partnership with SDSN Europe, SDSN Greece and Climate KIC.

Professor Angelo Riccaboni, as Chair of PRIMA Foundation, Santa Chiara Lab – University of Siena, SDSN Mediterranean and co-chair of SDSN Europe, will participate in the “Fifth Sustainability Summit for South-East Europe and the Mediterranean” (Athens, Sep 30 – Oct 1), organised by The Economist in partnership with SDSN Europe, SDSN Greece and Climate-KIC.

The event will consider the challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic and how they affected the achievement of the SDGs, together with the perspectives of a sustainable future in Europe, in a frame of equality, social justice and inclusion.

The meeting, introduced by Alasdair Ross, Director of The Economist, and Andreas Papandreou, co-chair of SDSN Greece, will be opened by Katerina Sakellaropoulou, President of the Hellenic Republic, and by the recorded opening address by the President European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. To follow, the keynote speech by Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Global SDSN Leadership Council, of the Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University, USA and the intervention of George Papandreou, former prime minister of Greece and President of the Socialist International.

Professor Riccaboni will intervene in the following panel on the possible solutions to achieve the SDGs during the pandemic, the priorities for sustainable development in a pandemic world, and concrete solutions to face the new challenges. Other speakers in the same session will be Kostas Skrekas, Minister of environment and energy, Greece, Aaron Farrugia, Minister for the environment, climate change and planning, Malta, Phoebe Koundouri, Professor at Athens University of Economics and Business, president-elect of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, co-chair of SDSN Europe and SDSN Greece.

Riccaboni’s speech will focus on the results of the report “Fixing the business of food“, which analyses the alignment of the agrifood sector to the SDGs. The report was published by Fondazione Barilla, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI), Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) e Santa Chiara Lab-University of Siena.