Synergies in action (II): Promoting cross-sectoral integrated response for a just transition (Partnerships and stakeholder action)
Monday, 1 April 2019
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
UN City Copenhagen

Official meeting

Biographies

Discussions and interactive dialogues on how the principle of “no one left behind” is being mainstreamed into national development plans, institutional structures and coordination mechanisms related to SDGs, NDCs and Sendai framework.

Moderator:

Mr. Jukka Uosukainen, Director, Climate Technology Centre and Network

Panel
  • Mr. Franz Breitwieser, Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Austria
  • Mr. Tatsuya Yoshioka, Founder and Director, Peace Boat
  • Ms. Maruxa Cardama, Secretary General, Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT)
  • Mr. Ian de Cruz, Global Director, P4G
  • Mr. Gonzalo Saenz de Miera, Climate Change Director, Iberdrola
  • Ms. Mathilde Bouye, Associate, SDG Delivery Team, WRI
  • Mr. Flemming Lynge Nielsen, Sustainability Director, Danfoss
Context

The involvement of private sector, civil society and academia is essential to help governments to prepare and implement more ambitious NDCs; and simultaneously accelerated progress towards many SDGs. There is a strong case to be made for examining how best to leverage multi-stakeholder action partnerships for both the SDGs and for climate action, so that co-benefits are maximized and trade-offs minimized at all levels.

The session will examine existing and planned partnerships and multi-stakeholder collaborations in improving the efficacy of policy implementation, directing finance and resources towards critical nexuses, supporting specific private sector activities, and promoting well identified science, technology and innovation initiatives, contributing towards more efficient use of resources and greater coherence across sectors and actors.

Proposed Guiding Questions
  • What are the best practices in forming and leveraging multi-stakeholder partnerships?
  • What is the role of the private sector in enhancing synergies between climate action and sustainable development?
  • How can civil society actors best leverage their potential?
Biographies
Mr. Flemming Lynge Nielsen
Sustainability Director, Danfoss
Mr. Flemming Lynge Nielsen

Sustainability Director, Danfoss

Mr. Gonzalo Saenz de Miera
Climate Change Director, Iberdrola
Mr. Gonzalo Saenz de Miera

Climate Change Director, Iberdrola

Mr. Tatsuya Yoshioka
Founder and Director, Peace Boat
Mr. Tatsuya Yoshioka

Founder and Director, Peace Boat

Ms. Maruxa Cardama
Secretary General, Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT)
Ms. Maruxa Cardama

Secretary General, Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT)

Passionate about social, political, economic and environmental justice for human development, Maruxa specialises in integrated urban and territorial development. Over her 17-year career, Maruxa has worked with multilateral institutions, national, regional and local governments, NGOs and philanthropy in 33 countries across continents to develop public policies, capacity and implementation projects, and multi-stakeholder partnerships.
Maruxa currently serves as Secretary General of the Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport SLoCaT and has been selected by the UN Department of Global Communications as Chair of the sixty-eighth UN Civil Society Conference that will take place in August 2019 in Salt Lake City, United States. Previously Maruxa founded Communitas, the multi-stakeholder coalition which pioneered knowledge-based advocacy for the Sustainable Development Goal on Cities & Human Settlements. Maruxa also served as the Secretary General of the Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development (nrg4SD), and during her tenure co-facilitated the engagement of local and regional governments in the UN Rio +20 Conference. She has also held posts as Senior Policy Specialist in Cities Alliance-UNOPS, as well as in local and regional government in the UK and Spain. In 2004-2010, she was Deputy Director of the Representation of the South West of England to the EU, where she led on the sustainability portfolio for a partnership of regional authorities, academia and the private sector.
Prolific public speaker and analyst, Maruxa is member of the Future Earth community. In recent years, she has served in the UCL- Nature Sustainability Expert Panel on the Urban Science-Policy Interface and as Adviser on Global Agendas to the Conference of European Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe CPMR. Her formal training was as a lawyer, as well as in EU law and in development economics.

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