UNU Special Symposium — Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

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  • DATE / TIME:
    2015•11•06    13:30 - 17:00
    Location:
    Tokyo

    On 6 November 2015, UNU will hold a special symposium on the topic Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The symposium will be part of a series of events celebrating 40 years of UNU academic work, and will provide an opportunity for scholars, policymakers, practitioners and the public to discuss issues of sustainable development following the UN Sustainable Development Summit and in the run-up to the COP21 Paris Climate Conference.

    Following the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the international community is facing the challenge of implementing this ambitious plan and achieving its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. This special symposium will explore how the many and varied stakeholders in this global effort can effectively collaborate, with a particular emphasis on the role of scientific knowledge and education, as well as new partnerships between the public and private sectors.

    Programme

    MC: Kazuhiko Takemoto (Director, UNU-IAS)

    13:30–14:00 Opening Remarks

    • David M. Malone (Rector, UNU)
    • Representative(s) of the Government of Japan

    14:00–15:30 Keynote Presentations

    • Johan Rockstrom (Executive Director, Stockholm Resilience Centre)
    • Naoko Ishii (CEO and Chairperson, Global Environment Facility)

    15:30–15:45 Break

    15:45–17:00 Panel Discussion

    Moderator: Kazuhiko Takeuchi (Senior Vice-Rector, UNU)

    Panellists:

    • Johan Rockstrom (Executive Director, Stockholm Resilience Centre)
    • Naoko Ishii (CEO and Chairperson, Global Environment Facility)
    • Hironori Hamanaka (Chair, Board of Directors, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies)
    • Miki Sugimura (Vice President for International Exchange and Professor, Sophia University)
    • Masayo Hasegawa (Project General Manager, Environmental Affairs Division, Toyota Motor Corporation; Member, Engagement Committee, Future Earth)

    17:00 Closing

     

    Registration

    This event has reached capacity and registration is now closed.

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    U Thant International Conference Hall (3F), United Nations University
    5-53-70 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
    Tokyo 150-8925