The transition to a sustainable society, in line with the SDGs, requires the deployment at scale of best available, transformative and innovative integrated technological solutions to (re)direct current economic development towards more sustainable development and investment patterns. Business as usual is just not an option to achieve the SDGs.
This Special Event, organized by G-STIC on the occasion of the 2019 STI Forum, will showcase some market-ready, innovative integrated technological solutions as examples of doable ways to bring about paradigm shifts and move societies and economies onto more sustainable development paths. Agenda 2030 requires new ways of doing business, and deep technological transitions are part and parcel of it. All over the world, technological innovations exist (from wastewater treatment, desalination, mining, carbon capture and use,... to the use of big data, artificial intelligence, 3D-printing,...) that allow countries to jumpstart sustainable economic development and become market leaders in the emerging green economy.
Following the Special G-STIC Event on the occasion of the 2018 STI Forum, this 2019 Event will further illustrate how integrated technological solutions are significantly contributing to the achievement of the SDGs under different socio-economic conditions around the world. Systematic and well-documented approaches are needed to come to a library of transformative technologies and to provide a one-stop shop for knowledge about transformative, innovative technologies that cut across industrial sectors, foster economic development and inspire societies move toward more sustainable development patterns.
Explore the programme of the various sessions and click on the links to download the available presentation handouts.
Sessions have been moderated by Dr. Veerle Vandeweerd, Policy Director G-STIC.
Session 1 - 10:00 AM
Session 2 - 10:30 AM
Session 3 - 11:00 AM
Session 4 - 11:40 AM
Session 5 - 12:30 PM
Closing - 1:00 PM
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Opening
H.E. Mr. Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Belgium to the UN
H.E. Mr. Mauro Vieira, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Brazil to the UN
H.E. Mrs. Marie Chatardová, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the UN & Co-Chair of the 2019 STI Forum
H.E. Ms. H. Elizabeth Thompson, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Barbados to the UN & Co-Chair of the 2019 STI Forum
Mr. Shantanu Mukherjee, Chief, Policy and Analysis Branch, Division for Sustainable Development, UN-DESA
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Presentations by stakeholders
Unlocking the potential of women as a driver for sustainable technology and innovation
Ms. Helene Molinier, Senior Policy Advisor on Innovation, UN Women
Banana Fiber Keeps Women Working
Ms. Connie Lewin, Director of Strategy, Sustainable Health Enterprises
Youth and sustainable technology - Jump-starting the SDGs
Ms. Marta Galambos, Technology Focal Point for the Financing for Development Working Group - UNMGCY
11:00 AM – 11:40 AM Interactive panel discussion
11:40 AM – 12:30 PM Interactive panel discussion
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Short pitches
Elevator pitches of innovators and solution providers
1:00 PM – 1:10 PM Closing
Sneak preview G-STIC 2019
Dr. Dietrich Van der Weken, General Manager G-STIC, VITO