UNFCCC Conference of Parties 23

TWI2050 Side Events

The World in 2050 (TWI2050) – a global research science and policy initiative hosted at IIASA and involving some 20 institutions worldwide will discuss the challenges of developing transformational and equitable pathways to sustainable development within planetary boundaries necessary for the success of both the Paris Agreement and the SDGs. The panelists will discuss how the initiative aims to address a broad spectrum of transformational challenges related to these two agreements.

The SDGs and the Paris Agreement set out very clear and ambitious global goals across social, economic and environmental areas with important interactions between and among these goals. What is lacking, and urgently required, is an assessment of the viability of achieving these multiple goals simultaneously using integrative and systemic methodological approaches.

The panelists will debate on the following questions:

  1. How do we meet the hunger, poverty, energy, growth goals while meeting the environmental and climate goals?
  2. What are the synergies and trade-offs?
  3. How do we strengthen the climate and development linkages for greater impact?
  4. What are the costs of pursuing social goals without meeting sustainability goals and the other way around?
  5. What do we need to do to achieve the targets of the Agenda 2030 and Paris Agreement?

EU Pavilion

Date: Monday, November 6, 2017
Time: 10:00 to 11:30
Moderator: Luis Gomez Echeverri, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Panelists:

  • Introduction of TWI2050
    Johan Rockström, Director, Stockholm Resilience Center (SRC)
  • Developing pathways to sustainability – the importance of aiming for synergies
    Keywan Riahi, Director, Energy Program IIASA
  • The importance of national target setting
    Leena Srivastava, Vice Chancellor, TERI University, India
  • Climate change and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
    Apollonia Miola, Senior Scientist, Project Leader, EC, Joint Research Center

WWF Pavilion

Date: Monday, November 6, 2017
Time: 13:30 to 15:00
Moderator: Luis Gomez Echeverri, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Panelists:

  • The importance of aligning NDCs and SDGs, the WWF Perspective
    Manuel Pulgar Vidal
    , WWF, Head of Climate and Energy Practice
  • Introduction of TWI2050 – developing pathways to sustainability within planetary boundaries
    Johan Rockström, Director, Stockholm Resilience Center (SRC)
  • Methodologies and modeling for synergies in the SDGs
    Keywan Riahi, Director, Energy Program IIASA
  • The role of humanities and social sciences in the implementation of the SDGs and Paris Agreement
    Asun St. Clair, Sr Principal Scientist; Strategic Research & Innovation Climate Change DNV and Future Earth
  • Governing interlinkages between climate actions and SDGs – insights from nexus research
    Ines Dombrowsky, Head of Department, Environmental Policy and Natural Resources Management, German Development Institute (DIE)

UNFCCC Side Event

Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Time: 18:30 to 20:00
Co-organized: IIASA, Future Earth, Univ. of Venice, and Univ. of Maryland
Moderator: Luis Gomez-Echeverri, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Keynote: H.E. Bambang P. S. Brodjonegoro, Minister of National Development Planning of Indonesia

Panelists:

  • Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Deputy Director General and Deputy CEO IIASA
  • Carlo Carraro, Chancellor and Professor of Environmental Economics, University of Venice
  • Nathan Hultman, Director of the Center for Global Sustainability and Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Public Policy
  • Pauline Scheelbeek, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and Future Earth
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