The Dubai Expo is a golden opportunity to verify how the implementation of the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is progressing: this was the focus of a teleconference between all European Union countries in what was a concrete demonstration of political and programmatic unity.
The debate between Commissioners of the EU countries participating in the Universal Exhibition, set to take place in the Emirati city from the forthcoming October, allowed for sharing the contents of numerous initiatives dedicated to the challenges posed by sustainability in the national pavilions, in a year, 2020, which marks the fifth anniversary of the Agenda’s adoption.
The heated debate on how to cooperate and communicate on this and other issues of shared interest helped to strengthen the long-standing relations between member States for grasping the opportunities linked to the Expo, also in the common build-up path.
“The European Union will arrive at Expo 2020 Dubai even more united and stronger on the issues of sustainable development, innovation and health protection,” declared the Commissioner for Italy’s participation, Paolo Glisenti. “We have proposed the European Commission and our partners to share numerous initiatives, some of which will be housed inside the Italy Pavilion at the presence of commissioners, national government ministers, researchers, scientists and experts”.
“Italy will play a prominent part in the debate on the goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda and on the Green Deal promoted by the Commission, particularly with regard to environmental and health policies,” added Glisenti.