The role of the science-policy interface for the national implementation of the 2030 Agenda
Wednesday, 20 July 2016
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Instituto Cervantes

Side Event

Effective and robust science–policy interfaces at the global, regional and (sub-)national levels will be crucial to successfully facilitate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Viable science–policy interfaces are not only important for monitoring the progress of the SDGs, but they will also be indispensable for regular assessment and as early warning systems to identify new challenges. This side event will bring together leading international scholars to discuss different options for feasible science–policy interfaces to monitoring progress on the national implementation of the 2030 Agenda.


  • Norichika Kanie, Professor, Keio University; Senior Research Fellow, UNU-IAS, and member of the Earth System Governance Scientific Steering Committee.
  • Pamela Chasek, Professor, Manhattan College; Executive Editor, Earth Negotiations Bulletin
  • Peter M. Haas, Professor, Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and member of the Earth System Governance Lead Faculty
  • László Pintér, Professor, International Institute for Sustainable Development and Central European University

For more information about this event, please contact Robert Lindner (

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