Research and Innovation for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in the European Context: Current state of play and ways forward

The objective of the seminar is to evaluate the current state of play of research and innovation policies for achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs) in Europe, and also how they can be aligned further with the SDGs.

In the first session, two presentations will be given by former chairs of high level expert groups, Professors Carlota Perez and Enrico Giovannini, on the transformative sustainability agenda for green growth and jobs in Europe.

In the second session, a panel discussion with government representatives from the European Union will help to identify ways to bring forward the transformative sustainability agenda, and therefore also to better align research and innovation policies with the SDGs as set forth in the United Nations Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.

Participation in this event is by invitation only.

5
December 2016
Monday
10:00-13:00

Speakers

Carlota Perez
Venezuelan-British Researcher, lecturer and international consultant
Enrico Giovannini
Italian economist and Statistician, member of the Club of Rome
Herman Bavinck
Program Director at the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment
Ingeborg Niestroy
Associate, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
Cinzia Alcidi
Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Economic Policy Unit, CEPS

Research and Innovation for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in the European Context: Current state of play and ways forward

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5
December 2016
Monday
10:00-13:00
CEPS Conference room

Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 Brussels