This panel discussion focuses on critical elements to facilitate the deployment of integrated technological solutions that contribute to the achievement of the SDGs.
The session will start from the premise that business-as-usual is not the answer. Even with the worldwide application of all currently available best-of-breed technologies, the climate change goals will not be reached nor will the SDGs be achieved. Disruptive yet doable changes are needed, enabled by integrated technological solutions that address several SDGs at the same time and that cut across traditional technology sectors.
The session will also zoom in on how to translate this into technology roadmaps for the SDGs, paying attention to realistic and doable high-level policy messages that need to be delivered to the producers of the STI Roadmaps for the SDGs.
Moderator: Heide Hackmann, CEO, International Science Council
- José Ramón López-Portillo Romano, Chairman, Q Element Ltd., 10-Member Group to support the Technology Facilitation Mechanism for the SDGs
- Hans Bruyninckx, Executive Director of the European Environment Agency
- Donovan Guttieres, Focal Point for the Science-Policy Interface Platform, UN Major Group for Children & Youth (UN MGCY)
- Špela Stres, Head of Unit of the Center for Technology Transfer and Innovation, Institut Jožef Stefan, 10-Member Group to support the Technology Facilitation Mechanism for the SDGs
- Dirk Fransaer, Managing Director, VITO
- Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Deputy Director General / Deputy CEO, IIASA, former member of the 10-Member Group to support the Technology Facilitation Mechanism for the SDGs
- What are the conditions and requirements to have the whole of government transition to more sustainable economic development models?
- Which systemic changes would be needed to make that possible?
- What disruptive technologies could be used, and how could they be used?
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