Partnerships for Climate Action: the Science-Policy Nexus
How can science advice contribute towards policy implementation of the 2030 Agenda? This is the starting point of the 12 July debate on climate change and partnership during the High-level Political Forum 2019 at the Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations in New York.
CONCEPT NOTE FOR SIDE EVENT - United Nations High-Level Political Forum 2019
“Partnerships for Climate Action: the Science-Policy Nexus”
Friday 12 July 13:15-14:45 / 1:15 p.m.-2:45 p.m. (EDT)
Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations, One Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza, 35th Floor
Co-sponsored by the Permanent Missions of Saint Lucia, Palau, Fiji and Norway to the United Nations and the University of Bergen
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Through this lunch discussion, we aim to show how science advice can contribute towards policy implementation of the 2030 Agenda, with a particular focus on the urgent issues of global climate change. Closer connections between scientific knowledge and policy making are an often-mentioned precondition for effectively addressing the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda’s Sustainable Development Goals, not least in multilateral diplomatic contexts. To establish enduring and mutually supportive connections at the science-policy nexus, innovative partnerships for the SDGs must be developed most particularly between research institutions and multilateral diplomacy.
The discussion takes its point of departure in a series of recent dialogues held between the Norwegian government, United Nations ambassadors from around the world (including Small Island Developing States) and institutions of research and higher education in Norway (and partner institutions globally). SDG13 – Climate Action – is one of the core SDGs being reviewed at this year’s HLPF. By combining the specific challenges of SDG13 with the cross-cutting partnership ambitions of SDG17 – Partnerships for the Goals, the speakers will explore and exemplify multiple ways in which scientific knowledge and multilateral diplomacy are brought into close interaction for the SDGs.
The panel includes prominent representatives of the UN diplomacy, the UN system, and the scientific community, all committed to developing the science-policy nexus.
Welcome and introductory remarks:
- Ambassador Mona Juul, Permanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations
- Professor Edvard Hviding, Director, SDG Bergen Science Advice, University of Bergen
- Ambassador Cosmos Richardson, Permanent Representative of Saint Lucia to the United Nations
- Ambassador Satyendra Prasad, Permanent Representative of Fiji to the United Nations
- Ambassador Ngedikes Olai Uludong, Permanent Representative of Palau to the United Nations (TBC)
- Professor Tore Furevik, Director, Bjerknes Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Bergen
- Professor Sidsel Roalkvam, Director, Centre for Environment and Development, University of Oslo
- Dr. Shantanu Mukherjee, Chief, Policy & Analysis Branch, UN DESA
Light lunch will be served.