International experts discuss how we can create sustainable solutions for the world while dealing with today’s multiple crises.
The sustainable development goals provide a roadmap, but is it enough to navigate a way out of the crisis? The session examines the current situation from a historical and future-oriented perspective to understand structural barriers to progress and what it will take to achieve a more sustainable and just future. We take stock of lessons emerging on how communities and countries have handled crises and draw inspiration from the knowledge, experiences and creativity demonstrated, that can help inform new solutions and collaborations to address today’s multiple crises.
Join us at Kulturhuset, room Laboratoriet!
The world today is experiencing multiple crises that reinforce each other. Climate change and loss of biodiversity, wars and conflicts, the continuing COVID 19 pandemic have led to a perfect storm that is compounding poverty and inequality, contributing to hunger and food insecurity and undermining inclusive governance across many contexts.
These struggles are not new, but the complexity of challenges has created a situation where, for the first time in modern history, the global Human Development Index (HDI) has declined. At the same time, evidence shows that inequality and polarization have increased and we are facing a new era of increasing uncertainty.
But is there a promise in the dark? Can we find opportunities to create solutions based on the values of sustainability, equality and well-being, at the same time as we are dealing with crises? The 2030 Agenda has given us 17 sustainability goals that can help us navigate today’s challenges. The Sustainable Development Goals are deeply interlinked and the best tools we have to overcome the intersecting challenges we face today. The time to coordinate our efforts is now, and it has to be done at the various levels and across sectors. The world depends on coherent and holistic policies and measures.
Our panel of international experts will discuss how we can work together and create new pathways towards solutions: