Raising Ambition on SDGs and Climate Action
Wednesday, 3 April 2019
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
UN City Copenhagen

Official meeting

This session will take stock of the parallel sessions held the previous days. Moderators of parallel sessions on Day 1 and Day 2 will be invited to share the summaries of their discussions.

Moderator

Mr. Minoru Takada, Team Leader (Sustainable Energy), Division for Sustainable Development Goals, UN DESA

Panel
  • Mr. Rohit Khanna, Practice Manager, World Bank
  • Ms. Gyorgyi Gurban, Senior maritime policy advisor, Executive Office of the Secretary-General, International Maritime Organisation
  • Mr. Adis Dzebo, Research fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute
  • Ms. Hannah Janetschek, Researcher, German Development Institute
  • Mr. Moustapha Kamal Gueye, Coordinator, Green Jobs Programme, Enterprises Department, International Labour Organization
  • Mr. Jukka Uosukainen, Director, Climate Technology Centre and Network
  • Ms. Camilla Bruckner, Director of UNDP Representative Office, Copenhagen
  • Mr. Zitouni Ould-Dada, Deputy Director, Climate and Environment Division, FAO
  • Mr. Henning Wuester, Director, Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT)
  • Ms. Sharon Lindo, Lead negotiator, Sustainable Development, Alliance of Small Island States
  • Mr. Felice Zaccheo, Head of Unit, Sustainable Energy and Climate Change, Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission
  • -Prof. Kazuhiko Takeuchi, President, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan
Biographies
Mr. Henning Wuester
Director, Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT)
Mr. Henning Wuester

Director, Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT)

Mr. Adis Dzebo
Research fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute
Mr. Adis Dzebo

Research fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute

Mr. Kazuhiko Takeuchi
President, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan
Mr. Kazuhiko Takeuchi

President, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan

Kazuhiko Takeuchi graduated from the Department of Geography, the University of Tokyo in 1974. He obtained M.Agr. and Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Agriculture, the University of Tokyo. He has served as a Lecturer in the Faculty of Science, Tokyo Metropolitan University; an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Agriculture, a Professor in the Asian Natural Environmental Science Center, and a Professor in the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Science at the University of Tokyo; and as Director and Professor, Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S) at the University of Tokyo. He also served as a Vice-Rector and Senior Vice-Rector at United Nations University from 2008 to 2016 and as an Assistant Secretary-General at the United Nations from 2013 to 2016. Since 2016, he has served as a Senior Visiting Professor at the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS). He has been Director and a Project Professor of IR3S at the University of Tokyo since 2017. He took up the position of Chair of the Board of Directors, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) in July 2017.

Prof. Takeuchi specializes in landscape ecology, landscape planning, and sustainability science. He engages in research and outreach activities on creating eco-friendly environments for a harmonious coexistence of people and nature, especially focusing on Asia and Africa. Recently, he has been working toward establishing a global foundation for developing the field of sustainability science aiming to build a sustainable society. He is deeply involved in the SATOYAMA initiative, aiming at the restoration and revitalization of socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes around the world, and Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) initiated by FAO.

Mr. Minoru Takada
Team Leader (Sustainable Energy), Division for Sustainable Development Goals, UN DESA
Mr. Minoru Takada

Team Leader (Sustainable Energy), Division for Sustainable Development Goals, UN DESA

Minoru Takada is Senior Policy Advisor on Energy in the Strategic Planning Unit of the Executive Office of the Secretary-General. He is the focal point for coordinating the activities of the Sustainable Energy for All High-Level Group. Previously, Mr. Takada was Head of the Sustainable Energy Programme, Environment and Energy Group of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in New York. In this capacity, he was involved in policy and strategy development to expand access to modern energy services for the poor. He was also the UNDP’s lead focal point for technology transfer discussions in relation to climate change and has significant field experience in Angola and Ghana, where his work focused on energy and environment issues, as well as youth mobilization and community development projects. Mr. Takada has written widely on renewable energy applications and energy and development. He obtained a PhD in renewable energy applications from Mie University in Japan, and Masters in Nuclear Engineering from the Hokkaido University, Japan.

Mr. Moustapha Kamal Gueye
Coordinator, Green Jobs Programme, Enterprises Department, International Labour Organization
Mr. Moustapha Kamal Gueye

Coordinator, Green Jobs Programme, Enterprises Department, International Labour Organization

Mr. Zitouni Ould-Dada
Deputy Director, Climate and Environment Division, FAO
Mr. Zitouni Ould-Dada

Deputy Director, Climate and Environment Division, FAO

Ms. Camilla Bruckner
Director of UNDP Representative Office, Copenhagen
Ms. Camilla Bruckner

Director of UNDP Representative Office, Copenhagen

Ms. Flavia Schlegel
Special Envoy for Science in Global Policy, International Science Council
Ms. Flavia Schlegel

Special Envoy for Science in Global Policy, International Science Council

Ms. Gyorgyi Gurban
Senior maritime Policy Advisor, Executive Office of the Secretary-General, International Maritime Organisation
Ms. Gyorgyi Gurban

Senior maritime Policy Advisor, Executive Office of the Secretary-General, International Maritime Organisation

Ms. Hannah Janetschek
Researcher, German Development Institute
Ms. Hannah Janetschek

Researcher, German Development Institute

Ms. Sharon Lindo
Lead negotiator, Sustainable Development, Alliance of Small Island States
Ms. Sharon Lindo

Lead negotiator, Sustainable Development, Alliance of Small Island States

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