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SDG "So What?" Series-Special Edition: Zero Hunger, Health & Climate Action

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The session will focus on the interlinkages between SDG 2 - Zero hunger, SDG 3 - Health and well-being and SDG 13, Climate action

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The SDG Lab’s last “So What?” of 2019 will highlight country leadership in advancing the SDG and climate action agendas and feature the participation of high-level representatives from the governments of Costa Rica, Benin, Fiji, the United Kingdom and other Member States.

The session will focus on the interlinkages between SDG 2 - Zero hunger, SDG 3 - Health and well-being and SDG 13, Climate action, under the theme of “Investing in People and Nature to accelerate the implementation of the SDGs”. Experts from civil society and the private sector will join the dialogue by sharing their insights and experiences.

As next year is being billed as a ‘super year’ for people and planet, the “So What?” will also foreshadow the two major Conferences of the Parties to the Conventions on Biodiversity (CDB) and Climate Change (UNFCCC) scheduled to take place in 2020.

Special Guests

Ms. Tatiana Valovaya, Director General, United Nations Office at Geneva, UNOG

H.E. Mr. Carlos Alvarado Quesada, President of the Republic of Costa Rica

Speakers

  • H.E. Ms. Nazhat Shameem Khan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Fiji to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva
  • H.E. Mr. Eloi Laourou, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Benin to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva
  • Ms. Nathalie Olijslager-Jaarsma, Deputy Permanent Representative/ Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva
  • Mr. Greg S. Garrett, Director, Strategy and Design at ThinkWell
  • Ms. Diane Holdorf, Managing Director of Food and Nature at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development
  • Dr. David Nabarro, UN Secretary General Climate Action Summit Facilitator on Nature-Based Solutions; 2018 World Food Prize Winner; Strategic Director, 4SD

Closing message on the action agenda for climate, people and nature in 2020: Mr. Nick Bridge, UK (COP26 Presidency), Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change

Moderator Ms. Nadia Isler, Director, SDG Lab

For those who require a UN badge giving access to the Palais des Nations, please also register at https://reg.unog.ch/event/32676/

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