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Who is going to be the next Sustainable Trade Champion?

Follow Online the Award Ceremony live from Ghent: (Friday 16 October 2020)

The EU Cities for Fair and Ethical Trade Award, an initiative of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Trade, celebrates EU cities who champion more sustainable trade, consumption and production, thus creating opportunities for producers elsewhere.

Consumers living in EU cities can be the driving force behind changing attitudes to trade and have a positive impact on the environment and people’s livelihoods. This is why the Award aims to recognise cities working to change consumption and production patterns with the aim to create a unique platform for cities to learn, share and scale-up their sustainability initiatives. All the while contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals, especially SDG12 on more responsible consumption and production.

A first successful edition of the Award took place in 2018. The Belgian city of Ghent was awarded the winning title. A second winning city will be appointed  in 2020.

The online Award Ceremony on Friday 16 October at 10:30 AM (CET) in Ghent

The Award Ceremony will be open by DG Trade’s Executive VicePresident, Valdis Dombrovskis and ITC Executive Director, Pamela Coke-Hamilton.

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You can register for this event HERE.

About the Network

The EU Cities for Fair and Ethical Trade Award Network provides a platform where cities can share best practices, exchange information, learn from each other, and collaborate on joint actions and projects.

The purpose of the Network is also to focus more prominently on the potential of the cooperation between EU cities and local governments in developing countries.

Discover more news HERE.

The members of the Network are the shortlisted cities from the first EU Cities for Fair and Ethical Trade Award. Through each Award edition, the Network will expand by the newly shortlisted cities.

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