Event Beyond SDG indicators – Part 2: Beyond the numbers , 12 April 2016, 15.00-17.00 GMT

As a crucial element of the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), there is significant interest in defining SDG indicators, given their potential role in monitoring and progress review. However, beyond having suitable statistical instruments for measuring progress, moving SDGs into the mainstream will also require analytic tools and methods that can address SDGs as a system, analyze their relationships, and allow policymakers, experts and the public to identify and test hypotheses about implementation options in the context of scenarios

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Period 12/04/2016
Host TIAS and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
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Event URL http://www.tias-web.info/tias-activities/webinars/
Contact person Prof. László Pintér, Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy, Central European Univ. (Hungary).
Contributor Anita Pirc Velkavrh

On April 12th 2016, 15.00 GMT,  TIAS and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)  will hold the second of two webinars on the UN Sustainable Development Goals led by Prof. László Pintér, Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy, Central European Univ. (Hungary).

Beyond SDG indicators – Part 2: Integrated models supporting implementation, strategy development and transition planning

On April 12th 2016, 15-17.00 GMT,  the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)  together with TIAS will host the second of two webinars on the UN Sustainable Development Goals led by László Pintér of Central European University and International Institute for Sustainable Development.

The presenters are:
Paul Lucas, PBL the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency
Marco Sanchez-Cantillo, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Matteo Pedericini,
Millennium Institute


Beyond SDG Indicators Part 1: Exploring the role of integrated assessment in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals

As a crucial element of the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), there is significant interest in defining SDG indicators, given their potential role in monitoring and progress review. However, beyond having suitable statistical instruments for measuring progress, moving SDGs into the mainstream will also require analytic tools and methods that can address SDGs as a system, analyze their relationships, and allow policymakers, experts and the public to identify and test hypotheses about implementation options in the context of scenarios. The hypothesis underlying this webinar is that the conceptual approach, tools and methods of Integrated Assessment make it an interesting candidate to play a role. The three presenters bring both an inside perspective of the SDG process and decades of experience in navigating the science – policy interface related to the imperatives of human well-being and sustainable development. They will address where the need for assessment and strategic analysis in the different stages of SDG implementation may arise, how it can build on the work on indicators and statistics, and the related institutional and capacity issues.

View the Programme.

Available: Audio-visual recording with slides (approx. 2 hours) (The platform used is Adobe Connect.  Connectivity can be tested here; Flash Player needed)

Presentations are now downloadable.

From planning to monitoring and review: An institutional perspective” by Marc Levy, Deputy Director, Earth Institute, Columbia University

SDGs as a network of targets”  by David O’Connor”, IUCN, World Resources Institute. Former Chief, Policy Analysis and Networks Branch, UN DESA

From SDG statistics to addressing the decision support needs of governments” by  Enrico Giovannini,  University of Rome “Tor Vergata”

A summary report will be made available on this page by mid February.