This SDG Dialogue event will consider the role of regional organizations in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), focusing on building effective links between science and policy. Panelists and participants will exchange experiences and insights, addressing questions such as:
This UNU-IAS event is co-organized by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network Japan (SDSN Japan) and supported by the Global Environment Outreach Centre (GEOC).
The event will be held in English and Japanese, with simultaneous translation provided.
Among the key challenges for achieving the SDGs is translating the global goals into regional and national priorities. Coherent approaches are needed for specific local, national and regional contexts, seeking integrated solutions to problems as diverse as poverty, climate change and education. Researchers and policymakers are struggling to identify synergies and trade-offs related to SDGs and their targets. An effective science–policy interface, as well as sufficient capacity, are both prerequisites for integrated implementation. A lack of capacity also undermines the collection and flow of information for monitoring and review of efforts to achieve the SDGs. Addressing these challenges requires regional institutions to play an integral role in formulating effective science–policy interfaces, as well as in developing capacity in their regions.
This event is open to the public, but advance registration is required (by 5 pm on 12 October). To register, please click on the REGISTER button above to access the online registration page.
This event series brings experts together to share ideas and insights for achieving the SDGs. Each event promotes dialogue and networking between panellists and participants, through an interactive discussion session and an informal reception.
14:00–14:05 Opening Remarks
14:10–14:45 Keynote Speech
14:45–16:20 Panel Discussion
16:20–16:30 Concluding Remarks
* After the dialogue there will be an informal reception, providing opportunities for further discussion and networking (until 17:00).
United Nations University
Elizabeth Rose Conference Hall (5F)
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925