Designing and implementing integrated, context-sensitive and attainable pathways towards achieving transformation
Friday, 10 July 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Virtual (New York time)
International Science Council
The side event will convene prominent scientists and experts to discuss how to operationalise the global systemic transformations needed to achieve the SDGs. Countries are not on track to achieve the SDGs and a number of trends are even moving in the wrong direction. As countries rush to overcome the COVID-19 health crisis and to contain its profound socio-economic impacts, the pandemic inadvertently creates a space for accelerating the social and cultural transformations that we need to achieve sustainability. It demonstrates the importance of addressing the underlying risk drivers and social vulnerabilities that the pandemic has laid bare but also of accelerating investments and actions towards building a resilient and sustainable future, thus delivering both risk reduction and positive social and environmental outcomes. The current crisis must become the great accelerator of transformations towards a more sustainable and equitable world.