DAY2: 10:00-12:00Plenary Session 2

Starting Strong on the SDGs in Asia: Roles of Key Stakeholders

Last year’s agreement on the sustainable development goals (SDGs) marks a potentially critical turning point in the history of global environmental policy. There are nonetheless real risks that the high hopes for the SDGs fail to materialise in Asia. One such risk is that early institutional and policy responses from Asia’s national governments are slow and fragmented. Another is that international business, civil society or development communities do not offer the financial or technical support that governments need to take a more proactive or coherent response. This session is organised into two parts that will aim to identify ways to reduce these risks. In the first half, IGES and its partner organisation will introduce key findings from strategic research on national readiness for SDG implementation in Asia. A second half will engage representatives from international organisations, development agencies, civil society, and business in a facilitated dialogue on how they can help countries in Asia get off to a good start on the SDGs.

Framing Presentations
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Dara LeePDF (996KB)
Kaveh Zahedi 
Toshio Arima 
Elenita C. Dano 
Kunihiro Yamauchi,PDF (384KB)
Date & Time13 July 2016, 10:00-12:00LanguageEnglish /Japanese
VenueRoom503, Pacifico Yokohama Conference CenterSession No.P-2

(This session is supported by Global Compact Network Japan.)

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