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United Nations & Sustainability

UN Veranstaltung, Foto: Bundesstadt Bonn, Presseamt

Bonn is the only German UN city and is home to 18 secretariats, which deal with global topics of the future such as climate protection, desertification, water balance, soil and species protection. In addition, more than 150 international organisations are located around the UN hub in the Bonn region. This means that over the last few years a network has arisen that has created a synergy for leading international conferences on the topics of sustainability as well as for events that are geared to sustainability. Every year international UN conferences with far-reaching appeal take place in the region including for example the annual UN climate conferences and contracting state and various international environmental conferences.

In this connection in 2006 the Sustainable Bonn – sustainable conference location was established. It is intended to create awareness in selected target sectors in the conference location of Bonn and lead to sustainable development in key areas. Approximately 40 companies in the hotel trade, catering and conference industry have been certified for practical incorporation of the principle of sustainability in their companies. By improving the sustainable economic situation with Sustainable Bonn – sustainable conference location, an effective contribution is made to reducing the pressure on the environment, taking account of social aspects and achieving economic success at the same time.