Session 4: STI for sustainable consumption and production patterns (SDG 12)
The session will discuss the status of existing knowledge and technology, and explore the potential for how science, technology and innovation can support the achievement of SDG 12 on sustainable consumption and production. The session will help identify good practices and policy recommendations, as well as challenges and needs, especially as they relate to international cooperation, innovation and capacity-building, with a view to facilitate the development, scaling up adoption and dissemination of relevant technologies for SDG 12.

Chair: H.E. Dr. Toshiya Hoshino, Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations

Innovation pitches:

  • FoPo Food Powder, Gerald Marin
  • Land for Life: Inga Alley-Cropping for Sustainability, Marian Van Noppen

Moderator: Ms. Anne-Christine Ritschkoff, Senior Advisor VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd

Panelists
● Mr. Shenggen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
● Mr. Arun Sundararajan, Professor and Faculty Fellow, Stern School of Business, New York University (NYU) and author, The Sharing Economy
● Ms. Erika Kraemer-Mbula, Associate Professor, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
● Mr. Marco van der Ree, Director of Business Development, Climate-KIC, European Institute of Innovation and Technology
Biographies
Dr Anne-Christine Ritschkoff
Senior Advisor VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
Dr Anne-Christine Ritschkoff

Senior Advisor VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd

Dr Anne-Christine Ritschkoff holds a position of Senior Advisor at VTT Technical research Centre of Finland Ltd. Dr Ritschkoff holds a PhD in Biosciences. She has been at VTT, a globally networked, multi technological not-for-profit research organization, in various research and management positions. She has more 100 scientific publications from the fields of biotechnology, materials science and natural resources. She fosters technologies, knowledge and practical solutions in the area of natural resources, environmental and clean technologies and resource efficiency. She has a solid background and insight of different technologies and scientific disciplines. She promotes enthusiastically new, sustainable solutions and radical innovations for the benefit of the society and economy by integration of different competences and disciplines.

Mr. Arun Sundararajan
Professor and Faculty Fellow, Stern School of Business, New York University (NYU) and author, The Sharing Economy
Mr. Arun Sundararajan

Professor and Faculty Fellow, Stern School of Business, New York University (NYU) and author, The Sharing Economy

Arun Sundararajan is Professor and the Robert L. and Dale Atkins Rosen Faculty Fellow at New York University’s (NYU) Stern School of Business, and an affiliated faculty member at many of NYU’s interdisciplinary research centers, including the Center for Data Science and the Center for Urban Science and Progress. His best-selling and award-winning book, “The Sharing Economy,” was published by the MIT Press in 2016. Professor Sundararajan's research studies how digital technologies transform business, government and civil society. He has published over 50 scientific papers in peer-reviewed academic journals and conferences, and over 35 op-eds. Arun is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Technology, Values and Policy, and serves on the Steering Committee of their Operating Models for the Future project. He is an advisor to numerous organizations that include the National Academy of Science, the City of New York, the City of Seoul and others.

Mr. Marco van der Ree
Director of Business Development, Climate-KIC, European Institute of Innovation and Technology
Mr. Marco van der Ree

Director of Business Development, Climate-KIC, European Institute of Innovation and Technology

Marco van der Ree is Director Business Development and Fundraising of EIT Climate-KIC, Europe’s leading public – private climate innovation community. He has multi-sector work experience in environmental and development issues, having worked in partnership with governments, the UN, civil society organizations, the private sector, foundations and academic institutions. From 1999-2015, he worked for different UN organizations, in Africa and globally, lastly as Chief Partnerships of UN Volunteers leading a team on global fundraising, partnership and outreach, including global campaigns on sustainability and volunteering. More recently he founded the company Brokering Solidarity, providing consultancy services and developing projects bringing organizations and communities together around sustainability and solidarity. He also worked as a Senior Advisor with CSCP (Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production) an online SDG12 training course in partnership with UNSSC, and several projects on sustainable lifestyles and digitalization.

Mr. Shenggen Fan
Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Mr. Shenggen Fan

Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Shenggen Fan (樊胜根) has been director general of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) since 2009. Dr. Fan joined IFPRI in 1995 as a research fellow, conducting extensive research on pro-poor development strategies in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. He led IFPRI’s program on public investment before becoming the director of the Institute’s Development Strategy and Governance Division in 2005. He is one of the Champions of Target 12.3 of the Sustainable Development Goals, dedicated to inspiring ambition, mobilizing action, and accelerating progress toward cutting global food loss and waste. He serves as a member of the Lead Group for the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement appointed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon. He serves as advisor to many national governments (including China and Vietnam) on agriculture, food security and nutrition.

Ms. Erika Kraemer-Mbula
Associate Professor, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Ms. Erika Kraemer-Mbula

Associate Professor, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Erika Kraemer-Mbula is Associate Professor at the School of Economics at the University of Johannesburg; Researcher at the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Scientometrics and Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (SciSTIP), South Africa; Research Associate, Centre for Law, Technology and Society (CLTS), University of Ottawa; Research Associate, Institute for Economic Research on Innovation (IERI), Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria. Kraemer-Mbula specialises in science, technology and innovation policy analysis, and innovation systems in connection to equitable and sustainable development. She is an active member of several academic networks, including serving on the Steering Committee of the Open African Innovation Research (Open AIR) network and serving as Vice-President of Globelics.

Statements
Statements
FoPo Food Powder, Gerald Marin
Land for Life: Inga Alley-Cropping for Sustainability, Marian Van Noppen
Mr. Arun Sundararajan, Professor and Faculty Fellow, Stern School of Business, New York University (NYU) and author, The Sharing Economy
Mr. Marco van der Ree, Director of Business Development, Climate-KIC, European Institute of Innovation and Technology
Mr. Shenggen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Ms. Erika Kraemer-Mbula, Associate Professor, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
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