Monday 23 May

    •   09:30-09:50

    Welcome remarks and introduction

    Mr. Achim Steiner, Under Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director
    •   12:30-13:45

    Partnerships through South-South Cooperation for Achieving the 2030 Agenda

    Examining the role that South-South Cooperation partnerships will play in supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    •   14:00-15:15

    Big Data and Innovation: Delivering Information for the SDGs’ delivery

    Special focus on innovative mobile applications, data access and partnerships, advocacy and communication, methodology and quality in the use of big data for monitoring the SDGs

    •   15:30-16:45

    National and City Action to achieve benefits from Improving Air Quality

    Showing actions being taken around the world to improve air quality, following-up to the UNEA-1 Resolution.

Tuesday 24 May

    •   09:00-10:15

    Sustainable Energy and Technology

    Highlighting the needs of both countries and the private sector for the transition to renewable energy and green economies in the LDC.

    •   10:30-11:45

    Empowering Women Entrepreneurs for SDG Delivery

    Highlighting the crucial role of women entrepreneurs for SDG delivery, especially concerning women’s empowerment, climate action, and universal sustainable energy access.

    •   12:00-13:15

    Less Waste, Better Environment, Healthy People

    Disseminating the findings of the Global Waste Management Outlook highlighting waste-environment-health interlinkages.

    •   14:15-15:30

    Investing in the Global Commons: Physical Capital Depreciates, but Natural Capital appreciates if we manage it well

    Bringing together senior policy makers, global business and industry leaders, international organizations and civil society to discuss why safeguarding and enhancing the global commons is the wisest investment we can make.

    •   15:45-17:00

    Urban World 2030

    Exhibiting successful partnerships between national and local leaders of countries that have committed to achieving global environmental goals, and allow for a dialogue between Environment Ministers and Mayors and other subnational leaders.

    •   17:15-18:30

    Healthy Oceans for Sustainable and Inclusive Blue Economies

    Identifying challenges and exploring solutions for integrating environmental, social and economic objectives for the sustainable development of oceans and coastal areas as a basis for long-term viable and inclusive “blue economies”.

    •   19:00-21:00

    SIE2016 Reception Cocktail

    Welcome and opening remarks
    Mr. Achim Steiner, Under Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director
    H.E. Mrs. Amina Mohamed, Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Trade of Kenya

    The SIE Reception Cocktail will be an opportunity for networking among senior policy makers, private sector, and civil society.

Wednesday 25 May

Business Dialogue for Environmental Sustainability

    •   14:30-14:40

    Opening Statement (10 mins)

    H.E. Ms. Amina J. Mohamed, Minister of Environment of Nigeria
    •   14:40-15:40

    Session 1: Panel Discussion on Challenges and Trends (60 mins)

    Moderator: Mr. Andrew Revkin, Science and Environmental journalist, New York Times (invited/confirmed).

    The Moderator will highlight some of the challenges that were raised in the nine SIE2016 events and in the Symposium on Mobilizing Investments for Sustainable Development.

    From Multinational Companies
    Mr. Harry Verhaar, Head of Global Public and Government Affairs Phillips Lighting
    Mr. Lee Carlin, Area Managing Director for Sub-Saharan Africa, Grunfos
    From the Non-governmental Community
    Mr. Craig Hanson, Global Director for Food, Forests and Water, World Resource Institute
    Ms. Cameron Miller, Manager of Corporate Donations, Royal Bank of Canada Foundation
    From Governments / Ministers
    H. E. Ms. Hakima El Haite, Minister of Environment and Special Envoy for COP 22, Morocco
    H. E. Mr. Esben Lunde Larsen, Minister for Environment and Food, Denmark

    •   15:40-16:40

    Session 2: Panel Discussion on transformative actions (60 mins)

    Moderator: Mr. Dominic Waughray, Head of Public-Private Partnerships, World Economic Forum

    The panel discussion will look at the major sectors that are reflected in the nine SIE2016 thematic events to identify sustainability solutions/opportunities that were the outcomes of those events and that address the challenges and trends deliberated in Session 1.

    Panelists will include representatives of the following sectors, some of whom were in the preceding SIE2016 thematic events:

    Transport: Mr. Paul Isaac Musasizi, CEO, Kiira Motors
    Food: Mr. Philip Idro, CEO, Upland Rice Millers
    Water: Ms. Jane Nyakang’o, Director, Kenya National Clear Production Center
    Waste/Cities: Mr. Sally A. Lee, Mayor of Sorsogon City, Philippines
    Big Data: Mr. John Ahlrichs, Vice President, Planet Labs
    Health: Ms. Susan Stromer, Novo Nordisk
    Government: Mr. Daniel Calleja, Director-General, Environment-DG, European Commission
    •   16:40-17:40

    Session 3: Way Forward: A Joint Vision and Collaborative Partnerships (60 mins)

    Mr. Achim Steiner, UNEP’s Executive Director, will chair this session. Panelists will explore partnership opportunities, defining what would be the key elements needed for successful partnerships that can deliver on the environmental dimension of sustainable development. Ultimately, the Dialogue will set the foundation and targets/commitments for the next UNEA.

    H.E. Mrs. Sharon Dijksma, Minister for the Environment, the Netherlands
    H.E. Mr. Manuel Pulgar Vidal, Minister of the Environment, Peru
    Mr. Carl Pendragon, CEO, Carbon Wealth
    Mr. Justin Mundy, Director, International Sustainability Unit Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation
    Mr. Yvo de Boer, Director-General, Global Green Growth Institute
    Mr. Patrick Ngugi Njoroge, Governor, Central Bank of Kenya

    The Business Dialogue will culminate by defining/announcing a potential roadmap for UNEP and a ‘Joint Vision’ for the strengthened collaboration between UNEP and the private sector.

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