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Private Sector Roles for the UN Sustainable Development Goals: A Panel Discussion on Managing Our Planet

The Managing Our Planet series will bring a panel of experts to discuss the future of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Date & Time

Oct. 28, 2015
3:00pm – 5:00pm ET


4th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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When delegates met in New York City last month they were tasked with an ambitious goal of developing a new framework based off of the Millennium Development Goals launched in 2000. Working off the success of the previous 15 years, the issue has turned from achieving success in major milestones such as reducing poverty, ending hunger and reducing inequality to ensuring that they continue and are sustainable. The result, 17 broad goals, accompanied by 169 specific targets.

On October 28, a panel of experts will discuss what these goals entail and how they will be incorporated into an already existing framework. Leading members working with the private sector will discuss their roles in developing the goals and targets and where funding for the ambitious plans, expected to cost about $2-$3 trillion dollars per year, will come from and who can emerge as a leader to bring about meaningful change.

The conversation is part of the ongoing “Managing Our Planet” series, jointly developed by George Mason University and the Wilson Center’s Brazil Institute and its Environmental Change and Security Program. The series, now in its fourth year, is premised on the fact that humanity’s impacts are planetary in scale and require planetary-scale solutions.

Hosted By

Brazil Institute

The Brazil Institute—the only country-specific policy institution focused on Brazil in Washington—works to foster understanding of Brazil’s complex reality and to support more consequential relations between Brazilian and U.S. institutions in all sectors.  Read more

Environmental Change and Security Program

The Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) explores the connections between environmental change, health, and population dynamics and their links to conflict, human insecurity, and foreign policy.  Read more

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