Planet Budapest 2021 Sustainability Expo and Summit – Let’s shape our future together!
The Planet Budapest 2021 Sustainability Expo and Summit took place between 29 November and 5 December 2021 in Budapest, at the Hungexpo. This was the first joint event of the Visegrád Countries on sustainable development. Its aim was to raise awareness of adverse environmental, social and economic practices among the general public, especially young people, and to showcase the performance of the V4 countries in the field of sustainable development.
The event was built around 4 thematic groups.
The Universe of Sustainability Summit hosted heads of state and government, decision-makers, international experts to discuss the topics of sustainable water management, food production, energy and waste management and transport.
The Nature Friendly Development Sustainability Expo lined up near 200 professional exhibitors from the Visegrád Countries who could promote the sustainable development through their technological developments, innovative products and services. The Priority Area 2 ’Sustainable energy, Priority Area 4 ’Water management’, Priority Area 5 ’Environmental risks’ and Priority Are 6 ’Biodiversity’ of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region were also present at the expo with a common booth where the experts of the thematic areas presented their activities in the field of sustainable development.
The Your Planet was an interactive programme about sustainability, where participants could have a glance how everyday life will look like in the future, such as home, school, city and sustainable food.
The Heroes of the Future was an adventure programme for youth about sustainability that aimed to raise awareness among teenagers about the importance of living sustainably. It showed them how their decisions in the present will affect our life in the future.