7-8 JUNE 2017 / Tour & Taxis / Brussels

The Climate and Economic Crises

Stockholm,  22-24 October 2009.

EDD 2009 focused on the pressing challenges of the time: responding to the global economic crisis, addressing climate change and promoting democracy.

This edition took place 50 days ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen and served as a sounding board for countries and communities already affected by climate change. It provided a rich opportunity for leaders who were trying to forge international consensus ahead of Copenhagen, especially among developing countries.

We have to rediscover ourselves as human beings. All the problems that we list each time we meet don't have to repeat [themselves], because we can solve them ourselves;
Muhammad Yunus, 2006 Nobel Prize Laureate