Better lives, smaller footprints
Monday, 18 June: 09.30 – 11.00. Please come to room T9 at 9.00 for preparatory discussion.
Venue: RioCentro Convention Center - Room T9 – view map.
Avenida Salvador Allende 6555, Barrada Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Coordination: Charlotte Forfieh, Assistant to Camilla Toulmin firstname.lastname@example.org
- Camilla Toulmin, Director, IIED
- Ambassador Gyan Acharya, Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations and Chair of the Global Coordination Bureau of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) - invited
- Heather Grady, Vice President, Foundation Initiatives, Rockefeller Foundation
- Tara Shine, Head of Research and Development, Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Justice
This event presents lessons and insights from IIED’s Fair Ideas conference. IIED’s focus on solutions which make a difference brings a grounded perspective to debate on how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)can be designed to work most effectively in practice. Fair Ideas has demonstrated the broad range of tried and tested sustainability solutions from innovative business models, and urbanisation that improves lives, to transforming economic systems which work for people and planet. Following the Rio Summit, there will be a need to pilot SDG approaches in a few specific places. Panel presenters will bring their insights, from a range of themes and perspectives, to shaping SDGs from the ground up. How can these goals build effectively on broad and diverse contexts and have universal value?