Country experiences of putting the Sustainable Development Goals into Action with poverty, environment and climate at the centre

This side event to the High Level Political Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will share country experiences of how to implement the SDGs to achieve zero extreme poverty, zero net greenhouse gas emissions and zero net loss of natural capital. The session focuses on empowerment, institutional and financial reforms and new metrics; and the launch of this policy framework in a new report by the Poverty Environment Partnership on “Getting to Zero: A New Poverty, Environment and Climate Agenda for the Sustainable Development Goals”.

13.15-14.30, Wednesday 13th July 2016, Conference Room 1, UN Headquarters, New York, New York, USA


13:15-14:00 Panel Discussion
14:00-14:30 Q&A with panellists


H.E. Ambassador Masud Bin Momen, Ambassador,
Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the UN

Karma Tsosar, Chief, Department of Multilateral Affairs,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Royal Government of Bhutan

Nik Sekhran, Director/Chief of Profession – Sustainable Development,
UNDP (speaking on behalf of UNDP-UN Environment Poverty-Environment Initiative)

Matti Nummelin, Senior Environmental Adviser,
Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and Chair, OECD/DAC/ENVIRONET

Event Date: 
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Country Reference: 
New York