Driving Transformative Actions through Integrated and Innovative Approaches

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Plenary Session 2

13:10 - 14:10 Room No.301+302

Realising the Transformative Potential of the SDGs

This session will summarise the main messages of three new IGES reports. Realising the Transformative Potential of the SDGs aims to raise the level of ambition and encourage a greater global focus on how the transformative potential of the Goals could be achieved, moving beyond simply encouraging their implementation. Current efforts generally focus on data and indicators with less emphasis on action. Many targets are ambitious and transformative, but are diluted by the indicators. It is not necessary to delay concrete actions while waiting to decide all of the indicators or collect all of the data. Moreover, the SDGs are not new issues, and broad policy directions that can address multiple areas simultaneously are already available. This session will highlight some of these directions, as well as the complementary roles of national governments and the private sector in achieving the transformative potential of the SDGs, along with the important functions that technology and finance will play if the SDGs are to meet their intended objectives. The other two reports address integrated approaches to the SDGs, which are key to their transformative potential, but are difficult to implement. One report analyses the complex interlinkages among SDGs and presents a web tool to quantify and visualise them, while the other report explores how to strengthen the governance of integrated approaches in order to enhance their effectiveness.


Director, Research and Publications, Strategic Management Office, IGES


Senior Policy Advisor, IGES


Research Leader, Strategic and Quantitative Analysis Centre, IGES


Research Leader, Sustainability Governance Centre, IGES


Chief Director, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)

Distinguished Fellow, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

Executive Director, IGES

Day1 18 July 9:00-17:30
Day2 19 July 9:00-18:00