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SDG CONFERENCE BERGEN 2023

The theme of the SDG Conference Bergen 2023 is A just transformation to a sustainable future, and the conference is free and digital.

Scene from the conference 2022
The SDG CONFERENCE BERGEN 2023 is free and digital.
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Thor Brødreskift

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Focusing on a sustainable transformation of societies to become safe and just for all of humanity entails thinking about the grand challenges of our time both here and now and for the future. How can we ensure that this transformation is a just transition leaving no one behind?

The 6th annual SDG Conference Bergen will tackle fundamental challenges to the 2030 Agenda, looking at how to reduce the pressure on planetary boundaries while ensuring human rights, peace and security, sustenance, health and education, and other social prerequisites for a good life.

The theme is seen from different angles divided into six different sessions on the 9th and 10th of February 2023. The full programme will be released in January 2023. 

  • Session 1: What do we mean when we talk about a ‘sustainable future’?
  • Session 2: Living well within limits: Is green growth an oxymoron?
  • Session 3: A safe and just space for all species
  • Session 4: The key role of business in securing a just transition
  • Session 5: The how of just transformation
  • Session 6: Lessons learned for a just transformation?

The conference will include speakers from around the world with representation from academia, government, civil society, industry, and more.

Norway’s Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre will open the conference.

Keynotes include:

  • Dan Kammen, University of California, Berkeley, and former Environmental Envoy for the U.S. State Department
  • Mahmood Mamdani, Professor of Government at Columbia University and former Executive Director of Makerere Institute of Social Research
  • Katja Hujo, Development economist and social policy expert at the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development
  • More keynote speakers to be announced!

Conference participants are also invited to Day Zero on the 8th of February. This is an opportunity to participate in debates, workshops and other events organised by a broad range of institutions and organisations. This part of the conference will also be all-digital and free of charge. You will find the Day Zero programme here.

Conference participation is all digital and free of charge!

You can register for the conference here.