Event

Managing the Nexus Between Carbon Neutrality and Social, Economic, and Environmental Agenda Under the SDGs

UNU-IAS will host an online session at the Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress 2022 on the nexus between carbon neutrality and the SDGs.

Time
- Asia/Tokyo

UNU-IAS will organise an online session at the Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress 2022 in Pretoria, South Africa. The session will explore the nexus between carbon neutrality and the SDGs through discussions between researchers and practitioners from UNU-IAS and the Future Earth initiative, focusing on the latest research outputs and findings, and introducing real-life examples and good practices from the field. The event is part of the UNU-IAS Governance for Sustainable Development research project.

Participation

To participate in this online event, please register in advance.

Language

This session will be conducted in English.

Programme

Moderator: Kanako Morita (Visiting Research Fellow, UNU-IAS; Senior Researcher, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute)

Opening Remarks

  • Masachika Suzuki (Adjunct Professor, UNU-IAS; Sophia University Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies)

Discussion 1: Management of the nexus between carbon neutrality and social, economic, and environmental agenda under the SDGs

  • Mahesti Okitasari (Research Associate, UNU-IAS)
  • Upalat Korwatanasakul (Research Fellow, UNU-IAS)
  • Masachika Suzuki (Adjunct Professor, UNU-IAS; Sophia University Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies)

Discussion 2: Examples of good practices managing the SDGs nexus

  • Paul Hudson (Lecturer, University of York)
  • Jurgen van der Heijden (Associate, AT Osborne Comp; Associate, GovernEUR|Erasmus University Rotterdam)

Closing Remarks

  • Kanako Morita (Visiting Research Fellow, UNU-IAS; Senior Researcher, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute)

Further details are available on the session page.

Background

2015 marked a milestone year in global environmental governance as two key agreements were adopted: the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement. Since then, several research initiatives aimed to understand the interlinkages between decarbonisation and carbon neutrality initiatives and efforts to achieve the SDGs. The results of these research activities indicated that the interlinkages could have both positive and negative implications for the SDGs. It is essential for policymakers to gain a better understanding of these linkages at all levels.

UNU-IAS at Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress 2022

UNU-IAS will hold another session at the same conference, as part of its Education for Sustainable Development project.

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