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How do we Accelerate the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda?
Workshop  1 March 23 2021

Organized by

The government of Romania for the

Friends of Governance for Sustainable Development in cooperation with the
UN-DESA Office of Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainable Development

The Political Declaration of the 2019 SDG Summit stresses the urgent need for concerted, accelerated action by all stakeholders at all levels to achieve the 2030 Agenda.
The UN Secretary-General called on all sectors of society to mobilize for a decade of action on three levels:
1. Global action: to secure greater leadership, more resources and smarter solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals;
2. Local action: embedding the needed transitions in the policies, budgets, institutions and regulatory frameworks of governments, cities and local authorities; and
3. People action: including by youth, civil society, the media, the private sector, unions, academia and other stakeholders, to generate an unstoppable movement pushing for the required transformations.
Moving ahead on the Decade of Action for SDG implementation by 2030 called by the Secretary-General, this platform will continue to mobilize ambitious actions and track their progress.
In the lead up to the SDG Summit, UN DESA set up an online platform to capture new and ambitious SDG Acceleration Actions. (UNDESA)
• We are asking each presenter to address the following:
• Who are you?
• What have you achieved in promoting the SDGs?
• How will you accelerate this leading up to the midterm review?
• What governance challenges as far as government action could be changed to help accelerate your and others work?
• How do you see the integration of horizontal issues such as climate change, gender, digital divide across the SDGs?

8:45-9:00: Welcome
Moderator and welcome: Cristina Popescu, Diplomatic Counsellor Permanent Mission of Romania to the United Nations
Felix Dodds, Adjunct Professor in Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina.
Marion Barthelemy, Director, Office of Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainable Development, UN-DESA

9:00-10:00 Session 1 People action focusing on industry.
Moderator: Meriem El Hilali, Counsellor Permanent Mission of Morocco to the United Nations
Presenters:
o Ms. Caitlin Casey, Senior Manager – Leadership Initiatives United Nations Global Compact – Session 1 speaker 1 Caitlin casey
o Ms. Stine Lise Hattestad Bratsberg, Partner and Director, KPMG Pure Sustainability – Session 1 Speaker 2 Stine Bratsberg


o Jessica Lobo, Global Goals Programme Manager UN Global Compact Network UK – Session 1 Speaker 3 Jessica Lobo
Respondents
o Marco van der Ree, Global Reporting Initiative
o John Gilroy, First Secretary Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations

10:00-10:55 Session 2: Local action: embedding the needed transitions in the policies, budgets, institutions and regulatory frameworks of governments, cities and local authorities
Moderator: Jeb Brugmann, Founding Partner of The Next Practice and former ICLEI Secretary General
Presenters:
o Ms. Marielle Furnes Mannseth, (on the city of Ålesund in Norway she is CEO of the United Future Lab Presentation by City in Norway – Session 2 Speaker 1 Marielle Mannseth
o Priscilla Margery, District Planner of Ngora District Local Government (Uganda) – Session 2 speaker 2 Priiscilla Margrey


o Ms. Ana Paula Fava, Executive Coordinator of the Sao Paulo State Commission for Sustainable Development Goals, Office of the Governor – Session 2 speaker 3 Ana Paula Fava

Respondents
o Yunus Arikan, Director of Global Advocacy ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability World Secretariat
o Gary Lawrence, Director Sustainability, Resilience and Adaptation WGI Engineering,

10:55-11:00 Virtual Coffee break

11:00- 11:55 Session 3: – National Level – examples of success
Moderator: Charles Nouhan, Chair Stakeholder Forum
Presenters:
o Sami Pirkkala, Secretary General Finnish National Commission on Sustainable Development – Session 3 speaker 1 Sami Pirkkala
o Mr. Gábor BARTUS PhD, secretary general NFFT – Hungarian Council for Sustainable  Development – Session 3 speaker 2 Gabor BARTUS


o Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales – Session 3 speaker 3 Sophie Howe
Respondents


o Afonso Lages, First Secretary Permanent Mission of Portugal to the United Nations
o Guenther Bachmann, former Secretary General German Council for Sustainable Development

11:55-12:50 Session 4 Global action: to secure greater leadership, more resources and smarter solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals
Moderator: Mrs. Yvonne Mewengkang, First Secretary Permanent Mission of Indonesia to the United Nations

Presenters:
o Marcos Neto, Director of the UNDP Finance Sector Hub, and SDG Philanthropy Platform


o Piers Bradford, Global Goals Campaign – Session 4 speaker 2 Piers Bradford


o Steve Lee, Major Group of Children and Youth
Respondents
o Sean Southey, President and Founder Zamia Media and Chair, IUCN CEC
o Kavita Desai, Advisor on Sustainable Development and Global Policy at the United Nations Foundation
12:50-1:00 Session 5: Final Reflections and Way Forward
• Moderator Cristina Popescu, Diplomatic Counsellor Permanent Mission of Romania to the United Nations
Shantanu Mukherjee, Chief, Policy and Analysis Branch at Division for Sustainable Development, UN-DESA
Felix Dodds, Adjunct Professor in Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina.

 

 

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