City: New York
Website/register: WEF Sustainable Development Impact Summit 2018
Description: Accelerating progress on the Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Agreement commitments requires global dialogue, deeper public-private cooperation and wider application of Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies. Building on the momentum of last year’s inaugural summit, the Forum will once again bring multiple voices to the world stage for discussions on sustainable development and to seek solutions to climate change.
Last year’s meeting engaged more than 500 public- and private-sector organizations. They collaborated on over 60 global initiatives and projects, including the launch of the SDG Investment Fund by the Government of Denmark, Global Battery Alliance and the Fourth Industrial Revolution for the Earth Initiative.
This year, 700 business, government, civil society and academic leaders from more than 70 countries will convene at the second Sustainable Development Impact Summit in New York, taking place during the week of the United Nations General Assembly. The Sustainable Development Impact Summit 2018 aims to shape an agenda for action and serve as a platform to harness cutting-edge scientific, technological and digital innovations.
Driving progress towards meeting the SDGs and tackling climate change are no easy tasks, but no global challenge is too daunting to address as long as we work together. The Forum aims to
provide a truly global platform for bringing the best minds together to solve the world’s most pressing and complex problems.
Join us this September to:
– Help shape the global agenda for ensuring a sustainable future
– Be a change-maker and scale up the impact of your organization’s multistakeholder initiatives and projects
– Catalyse collaborative efforts to build new alliances, coalitions and partnerships at the local, national, regional and international levels
– Promote innovative technologies, social entrepreneurship and systems leadership