Pushing Agenda 2030: Global Sustainable Development Goals, 28 april

The United Nations launched the Agenda 2030 for sustainable development as a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. The Agenda introduced 17 indivisible goals (SDGs), to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030. To support and stimulate the implementation of these goals comprehensive action plans and multilateral partnerships must be developed.

Join speakers from KTH, SIDA, SEI and UNDESA to discuss research and actions towards the implementation of SDGs. The aim of this seminar is to explore research interlinkages among Swedish (and international) institutions and to discuss future collaborations.

Program

Moderator: Eric Paglia  

14:00 - 14:05   Welcome note by the moderator

14:05 - 14:20   The Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, Mark Howells, Head of the Division of Energy Systems Analysis, KTH

14:20 - 14:40   Toolbox for change: Models & tools to support SDGs implementation, Mark Howells, Head of the Division of EnergySystems Analysis, KTH

14:40 - 15:00   UNDESA and SDGs: The importance of multilateral cooperation, Eduardo Zepeda, Inter-regional Advisor, United Nations
Department of Economic and Social Affairs/Development Policy and Analysis Division

15:00 - 15:20   SEI and SDGs, Åsa Persson, Senior Research Fellow at SEI

15:20 - 15:40   SIDA and SDGs, Mirjam Palm, Senior Policy Specialist & Energy Network Coordinator at SIDA

15:40 - 16:00   The Agenda 2030 - Building stronger international relations for the implementation of SDGs, Ramon Wyss, Vice president for international projects, KTH

16:00 - 16:25   Panel Discussion: Howells, Zepeda, Persson, Palm, Wyss

16:25 - 16:30   Concluding remarks and reflections, Eric Paglia

16:30-18:00     Mingle (light buffet and beverages)