Events - Friday, 1 March 2013

E-discussion on Sustainability and Growth

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) are convening an e-discussion on Sustainability and Growth, from 31 January-15 March 2013. This e-discussion, taking place on the World We Want 2015 website, is one of a series of four on growth and employment, as part of the Global Consultation on Growth and Employment for the post-2015 development agenda.  

dates: 31 January - 15 March 2013   location: virtual  

E-discussion on Environmental Sustainability in Post-2015 Development Agenda

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), along with the Governments of France and Costa Rica, are convening a four-week e-discussion on Environmental Sustainability for the World We Want: Moving from the MDGs to Post-2015, from 4 February-1 March 2013. The first week will focus on Capitalizing on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and MDG 7 Achievements and Addressing the Gaps. The second week will consider Addressing Development Challenges in a Changing World. The third week will be on Framing Environmental Sustainability in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, and the fourth week will focus on Consensus and Divergence. The e-discussion is taking place on the World We Want 2015 website, as part of the Global Thematic Consultation on Environmental Sustainability.  

dates: 4 February - 1 March 2013   location: virtual  

E-discussion on Energy and Means of Implementation

An e-discussion on Energy and Means of Implementation of energy goals is taking place on the World We Want 2015 platform, from 25 February to 8 March 2012. Its objective is to examine how to drive innovation, financing and scaled up solutions in the energy sector, with the participation of guest commentators. Viewers are invited to comment, discuss and debate key questions on this topic through the online platform. This e-discussion is one of four online consultations that are part of the Global Thematic Consultation on Energy, which aims to build consensus on a set of global objectives and priorities for energy within the post-2015 development agenda. This consultation is co-led by UN-Energy and the UN Secretary-General's Sustainable Energy For All Initiative (SE4ALL), and supported by the Governments of Mexico and Norway.  

dates: 25 February - 8 March 2013   location: virtual  

High-Level Consultation on Governance

As part of the Post-2015 Development Agenda Global Thematic Consultations, this High-Level Leadership Meeting will bring together representatives from Member States, non-governmental organizations and civil society to discuss and develop agenda suggestions on governance for the Post-2015 Development Framework. The global consultation aims to build consensus on how to integrate global, regional, national and sub-national governance and accountability with the intergovernmental process on the post-2015 development framework. The Leadership Meeting will take place from 28 February-1 March 2013 in Midrand, South Africa. This consultation is co-led by UNDP and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.  

dates: 28 February - 1 March 2013   location: Midrand, South Africa  

Informal Meeting on Establishing HLPF

This informal meeting on establishing the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) to follow up on the implementation of sustainable development follows small group consultations. The meeting will aim to define the format and organizational aspects of the HLPF.  

date: 1 March 2013   venue: UN Headquarters, ECOSOC Chamber NLB   location: New York, US  

Rebalancing Asia: Implications for Inclusive Green Growth

The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) are hosting this interactive event on green growth and regional cooperation in Asia. Panelists will discuss the implications of Asia's transformation away from a traditional, export-led growth model on public and private investment on inclusive green growth. Panelists also are expected to consider: how Asia can simultaneously reduce poverty, increase productivity and growth and adapt to a low-carbon, green growth strategy; and how Asian policymakers can create enabling conditions to raise investment spending and private consumption to re-balance economies towards domestic and regional-led growth. Finally, this event will showcase key findings from an ADBI publication, “Low-Carbon, Green Growth in Asia: Polices and Practices”.  

date: 1 March 2013   venue: Overseas Development Institute   location: London, UK   additional: 09:00 - 10:30 GMT and online