UNFCCC COP-23: Catalysing climate action, realizing the SDGs: science, interconnections & implementation

Side Event, Monday, 6.11.2017, 15:00-16:30, Room 7, Bonn Zone

To realize sustainable development and a low-carbon and climate resilient future, system-thinking and interconnections between Agenda 2030 and Paris Agreement will be essential.

Science and innovation play a key role in the simultaneous implementation of the SDGs and climate commitments. Research agendas need to thoroughly consider interconnections, and implementation – not only at the global level, but also on-the-ground, especially in developing countries. Science-informed implementation will entail a confluence of nnovation, technology, and finance (for research and for action).

Draft agenda

  • 15:00-15:10 Opening & setting the scene: setting interconnections Prof. Dr. Martin Visbeck, Chairman German Committee Future Earth and GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
  • 15:10-15:20 Remarks: Linking national policy frameworks, particularly the 2030 Agenda to scientific research Dr. Maria Amparo Martinez Arroyo, Mexico/IAI Representative, Climate action, SDGs & resilience, Dr. Leena Shrivastava, Vice Chancellor teri
  • 15:20-16:20 Panel discussion
    Dr. Imme Scholz, Vice-Director DIE Panellists
    Mrs. Edith Adera, Senior Program Specialist with the International Development Research Centre (tbc), Dr. Maria Amparo Martinez Arroyo, Director General INECC Mexico, Dr. Joanes Atela, Senior Research Fellow at ACTS in Kenya, Dr. Leena Shrivastava, Vice Chancellor teri, Dr. Asun St. Clair, Senior Principal scientist at the Climate Programme of DNVGL
  • 16:20-16:30 Conclusion & Way Forward Dr. Asun St. Clair & Prof. Dr. Martin Visbeck