IIASA Director General Albert van Jaarsveld will participate at a Scientific and Technological Community Major Group side event at the High-Level Political Forum 2022 looking at Sustainable Development Goal implementation to date and how science, engineering, technology, and innovation can be leveraged to fast-track progress.
We are approaching the midpoint in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). If we are to fast-track progress towards achieving the SDGs, the next implementation period needs to be informed by an assessment of the current state of the SDGs implementation including on the structural barriers that hinder progress on the agenda.
Van Jaarsveld will be a panelist at a side event organized by the International Science Council (ISC) and the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO), which will focus on the prospects of achieving the 2030 Agenda and on the actions and priorities for accelerated progress through science, engineering, technology, and innovation. The ISC and WFEO are co-leaders of the Science and Technology Major Group for the 2030 Agenda.