With the urgent need for evidence-based decision making in Europe, at the end of 2019, the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) brought together leading sustainability think tanks, including IDDRI, to form Think Sustainable Europe, a network dedicated to providing policymakers across the continent with sound, science-based analysis and recommendations.
The network’s strength lies in its capacity to monitor the implementation of the European Green Deal in the EU Member states and beyond.
Think Sustainable Europe is the idea generator behind Think2030. Through the platform, IEEP and other Think Sustainable Europe members produce evidence-based recommendations targeting EU policy-makers and stakeholders on a series of key sustainability topics.
Think2030 is a multi-stakeholder platform providing science-based ideas and solutions for a sound implementation of the European Green Deal, in line with the SDGs.
Launched by IEEP and its partners in 2018, Think2030 is an evidence-based, non-partisan platform of leading policy experts from European think tanks, civil society, the private sector and local authorities. By focusing on producing relevant, timely and concrete policy recommendations, Think2030’s key objective is to identify science-policy solutions for a more sustainable Europe.
The platform meets every two years for a high-level conference, with side events before and after. The conference usually takes place in the country of the rotating EU Council Presidency, with the support of the Think Sustainable Europe member based in that country.