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The Institute of European Democrats (IED) held a seminar on the island of Lanzarote (Spain) on 9 March 2023 in which experts and public representatives from a number of European countries examined the challenges faced by the European islands due to the impact of climate change, and the need to implement the 2030 Agenda in order to address these new threats.
Under the title «Young people, education and climate change», the seminar had two panels coordinated by Aridane González, from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and Iñigo Arbiol, from the University of Deusto. Both were accompanied in their respective panels by public representatives and experts from the Canary Islands, Madeira, Italy, Greece and Cyprus.
The seminar was opened by the former president of the Canary Islands and senator of the Autonomous Community, Fernando Clavijo, and the Administrateur Délégué of the IED, Mikel Burzako. The closing speech was given by the councillor from the City Council of Arrecife, Echedey Eugenio.
The matters discussed and the conclusions reached are set out below:
The 2030 Agenda, a political and economic model for sustainable development
Climate change and the Blue Economy: the environmental challenges of the European islands
The specific case of the Outermost Regions
The Blue Economy: an opportunity for young people and the health of the oceans
Blue heritage: opportunities and threats