The COVID-19 pandemic, the current environmental crisis and growing inequalities all over the world have created a particularly alarming situation today. This has led to a mistrust of national and international institutions and a feeling of being ignored among swathes of the population, thereby weakening social ties.
At a time when health, environmental and social issues seem to be more interconnected than ever, the transition to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly economy calls our current model into question. Citizens are expressing their anger on every continent, demanding solutions which reflect the scale of these inequalities. Rising violence, tensions surrounding identity and the lure of extremism are all threats to peace, both locally and internationally.
What responses can be developed to ensure a successful transition towards sustainable development models which will guarantee peace?
Because of the sanitary crisis, some speakers will address the conference through videos: Antonio Guterres, Arnaud Fontanet, Antonio Oposa, David Boyd, Enrico Letta, Jane Goodall.
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