Showing posts from October, 2013

Nexus Conference Update

Conference supporters are: World Bank, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, UNDP, Future Earth, Stockholm Environment Institute, World Business Council for Sustainable Development and WWF International Conference has three outputs 1.         Input a Nexus Declaration to the Sustainable Development Goals 2.         Launch an Academic and Practitioners Network 3.         Set up a Nexus Knowledge Hub •          Confirmed speakers include: Albert Butare (former Rwanda Minister), Liz Thompson (Rio+20 Executive Coordinator), Adnan Amin (Executive Director IRENA), Paula Caballero (Colombia), Lidia Brito (UNESCO and former Mozambique Minister), Johan Kuylenstierna (SEI), Maruxa Cardama, Michael Schmitz (ICLEI US Executive Director), Veerle Vandeweerd (UNDP), Hans Herran (Millennium Institute and Right Livelihood Award winner 2013 ), Stuart Orr (WWF International), Hannah Stoddart (Oxfam), David Rothschild (Skoll Foundation), Aneri Patel (UN Founda

Millennium Development Goals to Sustainable Development Goals – the challenge of this generation

Speech to the The Internet Governance Forum he IGF 2013 is being held in Bali, Indonesia on 22-25 October. The overarching theme for the 2013 IGF meeting is: "Building Bridges"- Enhancing Multistakeholder Cooperation for Growth and Sustainable Development". A video of the speech can be watched here   I want to cover four areas in my presentation A little of history of the MDGs Their implementation The development of SDGs in the run up to Rio – I’ll leave Jan Gustav in the final session to take you from   Rio to now Some lessons for World Summit on the Information Society process   The history I remember well the preparations for the Millennium Summit in 2000. It was happening just as the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WBCSD) was starting to gain traction. Like many environment and sustainable development NGOs ‘Stakeholder Forum’, which I was then the Executive Director of, made a strategic decision that the Millennium Summit seemed to be go

Online course on Sustainable Development Goals

Online Course: Fundamentals of the  Sustainable Development Goals Places are limited, so register now to secure your space! Course Format : online/internet based Course Dates : 4 November 2013 – 25 November 2013 Duration of course : 3 weeks Contact : Stakeholder Forum has partnered with CIFAL Scotland to offer a unique e-learning  opportunity on the fundamentals of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  The three-week online course, which will be conducted through the United Nations Institute  for Training and Research (UNITAR) Virtual Learning Platform, is aimed at groups and  individuals working on issues around sustainable development and interested in obtaining  a general understanding about the SDGs and the latest advancements made in the design  of

Nexus Conference 2014 and Abstracts

Subject: Extended Abstract Deadline for the Nexus 2014 Conference  Extended Abstract Deadline for the Nexus 2014 Conference Due to numerous requests, the abstract submission deadline for poster and verbal presentations at the Nexus 2014: Water, Climate, Food and Energy Conference has been extended to November 1.    The Nexus Conference, which takes place March 4-7, 2014      in   Chapel Hill, NC, USA, will bring together leaders in     business, government, NGOs and research to discuss     innovative and sustainable solutions that address the     intersection of the world’s water, food, and energy needs     and uses in a changing climate.To submit an abstract,     please click here . The Nexus approach requires systemic thin