“The beautiful dream of a world without war and poverty” President Van der Bellen, Ban Ki-moon, and Heinz Fischer in Krone Zeitung

 

On September 8th, the President of Austria, Alexander Van der Bellen, visited the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens office in Vienna. The meeting was hosted by the Co-chairs of the Centre, the 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations and the 11th President of Austria Heinz Fischer.

Following a brief introduction with the team and of the Centre, the three government leaders held a discussion on recent global affairs in private and then spoke with Krone Zeitung. You can read the full interview below in English or here Krone220911 in German.

“The beautiful dream of a world without war and poverty”

The former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen and his predecessor Heinz Fischer met with the “Kronen Zeitung” for an in-depth conversation.

What they are wishing for was the final question posed to the former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen and his predecessor

Heinz Fischer after a long joint conversation with the “Krone”.

A world where people listen to each other and their rights are respected, a world where no one is poor, where men and women have equal rights and where wars are forbidden.

Ban even dreams of global citizenship. Just like John Lennon in the year 1971 in his peace ballad “Imagine”:

Imagine there are no countries, no possessions, nothing to kill or die for…

Unfortunately, this is unrealistic, as Ban explains on the basis of his Korean home country. As a child, he was an internally displaced person, and the state of war between North and South Korea continues to this day, and the former Secretary-General does not see a reason for optimism at this point. A reunification is simply unrealistic. All summit meetings at the highest level have been unsuccessful.

The same applies to Taiwan, which considers itself an independent state but is seen by China as a renegade province. “One solution,” says Heinz Fischer, “is not in sight.” One could only hope for reason and that there is no reason for war.

Van der Bellen: “Dangerous developments”

The issue today, according to Alexander van der Bellen is that there are so many crises at once. The pandemic is not yet over. No one knows what winter will bring. The Russian war in Ukraine is driving up energy prices. This is a problem for the economy, as well as for individual people.

All of these are dangerous developments. 

“People are worried”, said the Federal President.

“And they have every reason to be.” Still, he tries to reassure.

The EU is reacting in a coordinated manner and holding talks with Russia in one unified voice: “This surprised Putin. He did not expect that.” Nevertheless, we shouldn’t foster any illusions: “The war will last for a while.”

Consequently, we shouldn’t only get away from fossil fuels for this reason. This should have happened decades ago.

Hence, we would not be dependent on Russian gas now.

Ban: “The role of politics is to give people a voice.”

“With regard to climate change, we were acting a bit like sleepwalkers,” explains van der Bellen. “We didn’t take it seriously for decades.”

Not only on this point do we need a “global vision”, says Ban. There is so much frustration in the world: “Yet, it’s the role of politics to give people hope.”

Fischer: “In the end, there are only losers.”

The lesson from history is that war does not solve problems, adds Fischer: “In the end, there are only losers. Even the winners are in truth, losers.” After all the deaths. And Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen concludes: “We all want peace.”  This brings us back to John Lennon’s beautiful dream.

COP27 is a Crucial Moment to Join Efforts in Advancing the Global Goal on Adaptation

An exchange between all-female global leaders called for an increase in cooperation between countries to upscale action in climate change adaptation. In the lead-up to the COP27 climate change conference, the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens (BKMC) in Austria hosted a hybrid high-level ministerial roundtable on climate adaptation under the patronage of the 8th UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Dubai/Berlin/Cairo/Vienna 8 September 2022 – As we move towards COP27 in Egypt and COP28 in the UAE, it is of utmost importance that the work on adaptation accelerates, especially in advancing on the Global Goal on Adaptation within the framework of the Glasgow-Sharm el-Sheikh Work Programme,” said Ban Ki-moon, Co-chair of the BKMC, as he welcomed high-level guests to the ministerial roundtable.

On the heels of the African Adaptation Summit in Rotterdam, Ban Ki-moon convened a hybrid roundtable event in Vienna, moderated by BKMC CEO Monika Froehler, on “Climate Adaptation: The Road Beyond COP26: COP27 & COP28” at the ministerial level with Leonore Gewessler, Austrian Federal Minister for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation, and Technology; Yasmine Fouad, Egypt’s Minister of Environment and host country representative of COP27; Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and Environment of the United Arab Emirates – the COP28 host country, and Jennifer Morgan, German State Secretary and Special Envoy for International Climate Action.

“Our efforts towards adaptation must accelerate. COP27 this year will be decisive. Only in the past couple of months we experienced the most severe drought in East Africa for 40 years, devastating floods in Pakistan, and wildfires around the globe. These events further escalate global energy and food insecurity. We need to advance the Global Goal on Adaptation within the framework of the Sharm el-Sheikh Work Programme as a priority,” said Ban Ki-moon.

Agreeing with the importance of such an acceleration, Austrian Minister Leonore Gewessler gave examples of how Austria is contributing to international and national efforts in tackling climate change. She mentioned the importance of data collection to better manage climate mitigation and adaptation efforts, stating that “we have to bring the solutions we have already identified on paper to life.”

The 8th UN Secretary-General took the global community to task: “At COP15 in Copenhagen in 2009, developed countries committed to mobilizing 100 billion US dollars a year by 2020 in climate finance for developing countries. Despite their efforts, according to the OECD, only 83.3 billion US dollars were provided by 2020.”

The governments of Germany and Canada are co-leaders in the development of the progress report on the Climate Finance Delivery Plan, a report to be published before COP27 which will outline how this commitment can be met. German Climate Envoy Jennifer Morgan underlined that climate finance remains a core issue in the debate, where more transparency and better use and access to finance is much needed. This includes an equal share of financing between mitigation and adaptation.

“The focus on adaptation, finance, loss and damage is essential. Germany remains committed to the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. This includes fulfilling the Glasgow commitment to double adaptation finance collectively by 2025,” stressed Jennifer Morgan.

UAE Minister Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri said she finds the Glasgow-Sharm el-Sheikh Work Programme promising. Looking ahead to COP28, she emphasized that the UAE is keen to continue accelerating climate adaptation efforts and exploring opportunities for effective global partnerships. She added: “One of our priorities is to enhance the adaptive capacities of the agricultural sector. We want to demonstrate how the UAE-USA joint initiative, the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate, advances food systems innovation and supports smallholder farmers.”

In a video message, Dr. Yasmine Fouad, Egypt’s Minister of Environment and COP27 Ministerial Coordinator and Envoy, reaffirmed Egypt’s preparedness to host COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh on November 6-18th 2022. She noted that adaptation and climate were both top priorities for the Egyptian presidency, emphasizing that “now is the moment to stand up and keep progressing on the Global Goal on Adaptation. We must show the success stories that protect and keep our local communities climate resilient.”

Ban Ki-moon concluded the event by saying that “the upcoming COP27 in Egypt is an African COP. This presents an ideal opportunity to come together and ensure that adaptation is tackled comprehensively. It is a crucial topic to so many people in Africa, including the estimated 33 million African smallholder farmers.”

8th UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY BAN KI-MOON COMMENDS AUSTRIA’S LEADERSHIP FOR THE WORK ON THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS and CALLS FOR INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION

During a mission trip to Vienna, Austria, Former Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with Chancellor Nehammer and Minister Karoline Edtstadler and discussed the war on Ukraine, soaring energy prices, efforts towards climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Vienna, 7 September 2022 – “Austria is more visible in its work for the Sustainable Development Goals than ever. In times of increased stresses worldwide including the climate crisis, the ongoing pandemic, the war in the Ukraine and the energy and food crisis, the commitment to multilateralism and to international collaboration for the Global Goals is more important than ever” said H.E Ban Ki-moon, Former Secretary-General and Co-chair of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens (BKMC), who is currently in Vienna for bilateral meetings with high-level representatives of the Austrian government.

Ban Ki-moon met with Chancellor of Austria Karl Nehammer to discuss recent global affairs including climate change, the current inflation and energy crises around the world, the long-lasting impacts of the pandemic, and the Russian aggression on Ukraine. Mentioning his recent trip to Kyiv, Ukraine in August, Ban Ki-moon said “I visited Kyiv to emphasize that support for Ukraine comes from all over the world. I offered my support to President Zelenskyy and the people of Ukraine and reaffirm the centrality of Ukrainian sovereignty, territorial integrity, and its right to self-defense.” Also having visited Ukraine in April this year, Chancellor Nehammer called for the end of all combat action, aiming for a cease-fire – and voiced his concerns over the looming food security and energy issues. The Chancellor mentioned that energy independency is Austria’s priority. Ban Ki-moon commended the leadership of Austria stating, “Strong multilateral response and international cooperation and partnership are required to deal with these crises. I thank the Secretary-General for his commitment as Chair of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens for the excellent cooperation with the Federal Chancellery. Together we have implemented numerous projects to promote the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. The BKMC certainly takes a leading role in this area. I am pleased that Austria has risen to 5th place worldwide in the SDG implementation ranking this year. This positive development is an incentive for us to continue working closely together to further advance the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.”

 

During the bilateral meeting with Federal Minister for the EU and Constitution, Karoline Edtstadler Ban Ki-moon referred to the long-standing cooperation between the Chancellery and the BKMC emphasizing that, “It is highly encouraging to see Austria taking a leading role for the SDGs and supporting dialogue between civil society, academia, and decision-makers with its annual SDG Dialogforum.” Over the course of the last three years the Austrian Chancellery and the BKMC have worked very closely on advancing the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in Austria, and through various activities have elevated to Austria in the ranks from 9th to 5th on the SDG implementation ranking score of Bertelsmann Stiftung.  Especially in the light of major global challenges such as the Ukraine crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change, Ban Ki-moon mentioned that the comprehensive and interlinked goals of the 2030 Agenda are becoming increasingly important. He said, “I look forward to the concrete suggestions deriving from the second SDG Dialogue Forum on 7th October involving four Austrian Ministers and many representatives from Civil Society, as well as youth. Austria´s work on the SDGs is hopefully inspiring for other nations around the world”.

The Demand Paper Presentation Brings the Youth Agri Champions Webinar Series to a Close

After a month of working together, the efforts of the Youth Agri Champions came to a culmination in the final workshop of the Youth Agri Champions Peer2Peer Webinar Series. Coming together for the last time in this series, the participants presented their demand paper and reflected on the past few weeks and what is still to come. 

Opening the workshop this week was the BKMC’s Co-chair, Dr. Heinz Fischer, who praised the Youth Agri Champions for their ‘ambition, dedication, and enthusiasm for fighting climate change. He supported the demands created and outlined his willingness to amplify the voices and ideas shared over the last weeks. Thereafter, three Youth Agri Champions, Richard Kachungu, Mercy Philips, and Usman Kibiya, officially handed over the demands to the BKMC, covering their demands in the areas of social risk management, finance, and capacity building.  

Furthermore, Co-chair Ban Ki-moon also sent his words of congratulations to the Youth Agri Champions. “Your work plays an important role in fighting climate change, improving food security, and bettering the future of our planet for your communities at large,” emphasized Co-chair Ban, referring to the Youth Agri Champions’ demands. He very much looked forward to pushing for and elevating the demands at the global level and encouraged the Youth Agri Champions to continue their collaboration in tackling the climate crisis. 

For some of the Youth Agri Champions, it was their first time engaging in cross-border cooperation, with many signaling their enthusiasm to become further involved in solving global problems. After weeks of learning from each other’s diverse experiences and hard work in building up their demands, the final demand paper from the Youth Agri-Champions is now ready to help Ban Ki-moon and the BKMC team advocate for agricultural adaptation to climate change at COP27 and beyond. 

 

Upcoming Event: Climate Adaptation – The Road Beyond COP26: COP27 & COP28

We are excited to announce that the High-Level Ministerial Roundtable: “Climate Adaptation – The Road Beyond COP26: COP27 & COP28″ will take place on September the 6th 2022 between 16:30 – 18:00 CEST. This event will be hosted by Ban Ki-moon, the 8th Secretary General of the UN and Co-chair of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens. Several ministers from key countries in the fight against the climate crisis will join us for a stimulating discussion on climate adaptation.

Discussions will take place on the state of climate adaptation, adaptation needs, climate financing, and the roadmap and progress on climate adaptation as we make our way from COP26 to COP28. We are excited to welcome Mariam bint Al-Mheiri (Minister of Climate Change and Environment, United Arab Emirates), Yasmine Fouad (Minister of Environment of the Arabic Republic of Egypt), Leonore Gewessler (Federal Minister for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology, Austria) and Jennifer Morgan (State Secretary and Special Envoy for International Climate Action, Germany) as speakers at the event.

Join us on the 6th of September via http://www.bankimooncentre.org/RoadtoCop to hear high-level insights on the world’s efforts to adapt to climate change. We look forward to having you with us for this engaging conversation on climate adaptation.

Concretising the Demands: what needs to change to help smallholder farmers adapt to climate change?

What do smallholder farmers need to adapt to climate change? That was the question posed to the Youth Agri Champions as they went about developing a set of demands on what can be done to improve support for climate adaptation in the agricultural sector. Taking place two weeks after the first workshop, the second workshop gave the Youth Agri Champions a chance to consolidate their ideas and demands. In between the first and the second workshop, the Youth Agri Champions continued to work virtually in their working groups, social risk management, funding/finance, and training/capacity building, where they built upon the ideas that came up in Workshop 1.

 

In Workshop 2, our expert guest, Denis Kabiito, the CEO and Founder of the Young Farmers’ Federation of Uganda, shared his knowledge and experience with the participants. He touched upon the challenges facing women farmers and encouraged smallholder farmers and the agripreneurs supporting them to overcome the obstacles posed by climate change and various other factors. Along these lines, Kabiito urged the Youth Agri Champions to, “start small, [and] start from somewhere from where we can convince those around us to support us.”  

After the participants posed their own questions to Kabiito, the Youth Agri Champions reconvened in their three working groups. Once again, they engaged in lively discussions and worked on further substantiating their demands. At the end of the workshop, representatives from each group presented their demands for the topic area they were working on.

The social risk management group focused on insurance schemes and providing more information and help to smallholder farmers to reduce uncertainty. The focus in the funding/finance group was on responsive funding and ensuring that funding schemes are contextualized to suit smallholder farmers. The Youth Agri Champions in the training/capacity building group developed a demand focusing on the ease of access to training, strengthening female access to training, and the adaptation of trainings and resources to reflect local social, economic, cultural, and environmental circumstances.  

Over the coming week, the demands will be consolidated. The Youth Agri Champions will then present these final demands at the next workshop where the best-practice projects from the participants will also be announced. At the final workshop on the 25th of August 2022, the Ban Ki-moon Centre Co-Chairs, Ban Ki-moon and Heinz Fischer will join them to bring the webinar series to a close and accept the demand paper to help amplify the voice of smallholder farmers and agripreneurs in Ban Ki-moon’s and the BKMC’s advocacy work to call on global leaders to take action on adaptation in smallholder agriculture. 

Youth Agri Champions underway with the development of climate demands for agricultural adaptation

The Youth Agri Champions Webinar Series is underway. Launched with speeches from CEO Monika Froehler and Elizabeth Nsimadala, President of the Eastern Africa Farmers Federation, 16 youth agripreneurs and smallholder farmers have started working towards developing demands on climate adaptation in agriculture for COP27. 

The Youth Agri Champions Webinar Series kicked off on July 28th, with 16 smallholder farmers and agripreneurs from Kenya, Nigera, Rwanda, and Zambia. Over the course of three workshops spanning a month, the Youth Agri Champions will develop a set of demands on climate adaptation in the field of agriculture. The BKMC’s Co-Chair, former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and the BKMC team will then take on these demands for COP27 and in their global advocacy work to promote the climate adaptation needs of smallholder farmers.

Opening the webinar series was the BKMC’s CEO, Monika Froehler. While thanking the Youth Agri Champions for taking part, she underlined the important role that they play in leading their communities in adapting agriculture to climate change. In outlining the importance of the Youth Agri Champions voices, Froehler remarked that “Your valuable on-the-ground first-hand experience will provide great insights into the impact of climate change on agriculture.”

After a presentation from the Elevating Agricultural Adaption Program Manager, Angela Reithuber, on the BKMC’s work on supporting smallholder farmers in agricultural adaptation to climate change, the Youth Agri Champions were joined by, Elizabeth Nsimadala, the Director of Women Affairs at the Pan-African Farmers Organization and the President of the Eastern Africa Farmers Federation. As a particular highlight for the participants, Nsimadala gave an inspiring speech filled with plenty of tips and motivation. She addressed the need for cooperation and enthusiasm in the drive for agricultural adaptation to climate change and sustainable agriculture.

During the last stage of the first workshop, the Youth Agri Champions got down to work, sharing their own experiences and exciting projects with each other. Split into three working groups (funding/finance, social risk management, and training/capacity building) they began developing their own ideas on adaptation to climate change in agriculture.  In these areas, the Youth Agri Champions worked on identifying the status quo and current obstacles hindering greater adaptation efforts. Promising and stimulating discussions took place on topics including climate-smart technology, crop diversification, crop insurance, and awareness raising.

Over the next two weeks, the Youth Agri Champions will work together to build upon these discussions and develop their ideas from the first workshop further, with the aim of developing concrete demands in the second workshop. The second workshop will take place on the 11th of August.

CEO Froehler mission trip to New York for the HLPF 2022

BKMC CEO Monika Froehler mission travel to New York for the UN High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development July 2022

During 11-15 July 2022, the BKMC delegation co-organized the HLPF High-Level Side Event on “Linking SDG 16 and SDG 5 in a time of crisis – Women in Peacebuilding and Justice”, held meetings with government leaders, board members, programmatic partners, and paid visits to philanthropic organizations in New York.

Check out the photos from the HLPF Side Event on Flickr.

CEO Monika Froehler kicked off the mission travel by meeting with H.E. Ambassador of Austria to the UN in New York Alexander Marschik. With BKMC US Foundation Strategic Engagement Director Kate Landon, they discussed the HLPF side event on linking SDG 16 and SDG 5, Austria‘s UN activities, and developments of the BKMC US Foundation.

Ambassador Marschik and BKMC CEO Froehler

At midday, CEO Froehler and Global Citizen Vice President Nikola Ivejaz touched base on the Elevating Agricultural Adaptation program. The BKMC delegation was delighted to pay a visit to Philanthropic New York at Ford Foundation, the largest professional funders network in New York, and speak about the work of the BKMC. 

CEO Froehler started the third day by meeting with Executive Director of the Center for Sustainable development at Columbia University Yanis Ben Amor and Director of Education and Mission 4.7. Partner Radhika Iyengar to discuss plans for the upcoming Transforming Education Summit. At Columbia University’s Business School Campus, the delegation was given a tour through their premises for the run-up of the BKMC US Foundation launch.

CEO Froehler and Director of Centre for Sustainable Development at Columbia University Radhika Iyengar

In the afternoon, CEO Froehler met UN Foundation Senior Vice President and BKMC Board Member Sofia Borges and highlighted the BKMC’s youth and women empowerment programs. CEO Froehler ended the day by attending a dinner with the Austria delegation for the HLPF.

CEO Froehler and Board Member Sofia Borges

On July 14, Austria, Jordan and Italy co-hosted the HLPF side event on SDG5 and SDG 16. The Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens had the great pleasure to organize this event in partnership with UN Women and SDG Watch Europe. This event featured several stellar speakers: H.E. Karoline Edtstadler, Austrian Federal Minister for EU and Constitution, H.E. Sima Bahous, Executive Director of UN-Women, H.E. Fabio Cassese, Director-General of Development Cooperation, MFA Italy, H.E. Ms. Adela Raz, Director of the Afghanistan Policy Lab at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, Maria Victoria “Mavic” Cabrera Balleza, CEO of the Global Network for Women Peacebuilder, and Brittany Roser, UN Advocacy Advisor, PAX for Peace.

 “I started my career as a young female professional, as a criminal judge, and “Women & Justice” is by virtue a matter very close to my heart.” – H.E. Karoline Edstadler

H.E. Karoline Edstadler gives her statement of central concern at the HLPF Side Event on SDG 5 and SDG 16

“Don’t forget the women in Afghanistan and don’t think we will accept the status quo, because this status-quo is not the norm for us.” – H.E. Adela Raz

H.E. Adela Raz at the panel discussion of the HLPF Side Event on SDG 5 and SDG 16

“Women must be at the center of everything we do.” – H.E. Sima Bahous

H.E. Sima Bahous at the stage of the HLPF Side Event
 

Monika Froehler, CEO BKMC, moderated the panel discussion, which focused on the situation of women in conflict situations in Afghanistan and Ukraine as well as environmental peacebuilding.

CEO Monika Froehler moderating the HLPF Side Event

The HLPF Side Event was viewed over 1.800 times from around the globe on the BKMC’s Youtube Livestream and managed to, once more, draw attention to the importance of empowering women in every aspect. Read our event summary here

On the last day, of the BKMC’s mission travel, CEO Froehler linked up with the Ambassador of Zambia to the UN in New York, Dr. Chola Milambo, to discuss the BKMC´s Program on Elevating Agricultural Adaptation, and how to work more closely with smallholder farmers in Zambia.

H.E. Dr. Chola Milambo and CEO Froehler at the BKMC US Foundation

A productive exchange on future collaboration with Director Dr. Khan from the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre took place at the United Nations Head Quarters in New York.

July 15 is World Youth Skills Day, and BKMC Program Officer Kathrin Ebner and Communications Associate Katharina Choe met with Women Empowerment Program Fellow Rosario Garavito, and had the opportunity to learn more about her SDG Micro-Project.

HLPF 2022 High-Level Side Event “Linking SDG 16 & SDG 5 in a time of crisis – Women in Peacebuilding & Justice”

The Republic of Austria and the Hashemite Kingdome of Jordan in cooperation with UN-Women, SDG Watch Europe, and the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens are pleased to invite you to the High-Level Political Forum 2022 High-Level Side Event “Linking SDG 16 and SDG 5 in a time of crisis – Women in Peacebuilding and Justice“ on Thursday, 14 July 2022 at 12.30 PM (EDT).

The event will convene a panel of high-level and senior officials from governments, international organizations, and civil society.

Peacebuilding and justice are the foundation for creating sustainable equitable development and a safe and secure environment in countries shaken by conflict. Peaceful, just, and inclusive societies are the basis for achieving all SDGs, and the 2030 Agenda recognizes that sustainable development cannot be realized without peace and security.

This side event seeks to explore in a multifaceted discussion how peacebuilding efforts including the concept of environmental peace building, strengthening the rule of law, equal participation, and stopping violence against women are essential components to the work on linking SDG 16 and SDG 5.

Register now

2. SDG Dialogforum – Aktuelle Chancen und Perspektive zur Umsetzung der Agenda 2030

6. October 2022, 9:00 – 13:00 CEST, Virtual Event

7. October 2022, 9:00 – 12:30 CEST, Livestream from MQ Libelle

Against the backdrop of current crises and global challenges, the interlinked 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda are becoming increasingly important. The Republic of Austria, SDG Watch Austria, and Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens are inviting you to the 2. SDG Dialogforum to discuss priorities for the implementation of the Agenda 2030 with experts and the participation of ministers in Austria. 

Please note that this event will be held in GERMAN.


6. Oktober 2022, 9:00 – 13:00 Uhr, Virtuelle Veranstaltung

7. Oktober 2022, 9:00 – 12:30 Uhr, Livestream aus der MQ Libelle

Die Bundesverwaltung, SDG Watch Austria und das Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens laden im Herbst 2022 zum zweiten Mal zum jährlichen SDG Dialogforum ein, um die Agenda 2030 und die 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ins Zentrum zu rücken.

Im Zuge des zweiten SDG Dialogforums werden daher Prioritäten für die Umsetzung der Agenda 2030 mit Expertinnen und Experten vertieft und unter Beteiligung von Ministerinnen und Ministern diskutiert werden. 


Donnerstag, 6.10.2022

Am ersten Veranstaltungstag diskutieren Expert:innen aus Verwaltung, Zivilgesellschaft, Wissenschaft und Wirtschaft in vier öffentlichen Online-Diskussionsrunden („Innovationspools“) zu den folgenden Themen:
  • Wie viel Energie braucht Österreich? Wege zu einer sozial- und naturverträglichen Energiewende

  • Skills für das 21. Jahrhundert

  • Gleiche Chancen, Wohlergehen und soziale Inklusion von Kindern und Jugendlichen

  • Österreichs Entwicklungspolitik: Auf multiple Krisen reagieren und Resilienz fördern


Freitag, 7.10.2022

Am 7. Oktober 2022 vertiefen Frau Bundesministerin Edtstadler, Frau Bundesministerin Gewessler, Herr Bundesminister Rauch, und Generaldirektor der UNIDO Gerd Müller in einer live aus Wien übertragenen Podiumsdiskussion die Ergebnisse der Innovationspools. Moderiert von Corinna Milborn diskutieren sie gemeinsam über Lösungsansätze, Umsetzungspartnerschaften sowie aktuell nötige Schritte Österreichs zur Erreichung der 17 Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung. Die Ergebnisse des 2. SDG Dialogforums werden in die Umsetzung der Agenda 2030 in und durch Österreich einfließen.

Wir danken Ihnen schon jetzt, dass Sie sich diese Veranstaltung vormerken und freuen uns, Sie im Oktober beim 2. SDG Dialogforum Österreich begrüßen zu dürfen! 


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