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).
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
Showing actions being taken around the world to improve air quality, following-up to the UNEA-1 Resolution.
Highlighting the needs of both countries and the private sector for the transition to renewable energy and green economies in the LDC.
Highlighting the crucial role of women entrepreneurs for SDG delivery, especially concerning women’s empowerment, climate action, and universal sustainable energy access.
Disseminating the findings of the Global Waste Management Outlook highlighting waste-environment-health interlinkages.
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.
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.
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”.
The SIE Reception Cocktail will be an opportunity for networking among senior policy makers, private sector, and civil society.
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.
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:
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.
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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