26 March 2013

IIASA advises on post-2015 development goals

From 25-27 March, IIASA researchers joined other academic experts in Bali to advise a high-level panel of international policymakers on the post-2015 development agenda.

Michael Obersteiner

Michael Obersteiner

During the Academia Stakeholders Consultation Meeting for Post-2015 Agenda in Bali, co-organized by the Indonesian National Committee for Applied Systems Analysis (INCASA), IIASA Deputy Director Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Ecosystems Services and Management Program Leader Michael Obersteiner, and World Population Program researcher Samir KC provided expert opinions related to energy access, food security, and education. The meeting was opened by Professor Kuntoro Mangkusubroto, the Chair of INCASA as Indonesian National Member Organization (NMO) for IIASA.

Nakicenovic spoke about the importance of science and technology for the post-2015 development agenda, emphasizing the importance of energy in sustainable development. KC introduced the role of population growth in future challenges. Obersteiner discussed ecosystem and climate challenges. For more detailed information, see the Event Web page.

The UN Millennium Development Goals were established to address poverty, education, and health around the world. While the current effort has made substantial progress, the goals end in 2015, and stakeholders are working to frame new goals to continue beyond 2015. As part of that effort, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon established a High-Level Panel to advise on the framework beyond 2015. 

On 26 March, the IIASA delegation took part in a gala dinner hosted by the Indonesian president, organized by Kuntoro as Head of National Committee on Post-2015 Development Agenda and involving Minister of Research & Technology Professor Gusti M. Hatta and Secretary of INCASA Idwan Suhardi. On 27 March, the delegation will participate in the High Level Panel of Eminent Persons (HLPEP) Co-Chairs and Panelists Meeting.

Panel opening

Kuntoro Mangkusubroto (Head of INCASA, Indonesian NMO) opening the High Level Panel Academia Consultation Meeting for Post-2015 in Bali on 25 March. Michael Obersteiner (2nd from left) and Samir K.C. (1st from right) from IIASA together with Deputy Director Nebojsa Nakicenovic were among the speakers

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