[DAY2] 2월 8일 프로그램Introduction
The inaugural GEEF-SD is co-hosted by the Institute for Global Engagement and Empowerment (IGEE) and the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizenship. “Putting People and Planet at the Center” as its main theme, the Forum will serve as a platform for all stakeholders and actors to collaborate towards accomplishing the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This year, the GEEF-SD will also partner with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to highlight the role of sports as a key enabler for sustainable development and peace.
Opening & Keynote Session: Setting the Tone
Thursday, February 8 at 9:00-12:00 (Centennial Hall)
Master of Ceremony: James Chau & Theresa Rah
The Keynote Session is organized for setting the tone of the entire Forum. World-renowned leaders including heads of governments, international organization chiefs, CEOs, and civil society leaders will make individual keynote speeches. In doing so, the global leaders intend to provide some common ground and insightful topics for further discussions in the following plenary sessions on sport and climate actions for sustainable development. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are universally applicable unlike the Millennium Development Goals, which apply largely to poor countries, and reference the rich countries mainly as donors. Sustainable development is feasible only if all countries and all stakeholders, acting in collaborative partnership, work together to take up challenges and find solutions for our common future, the future we want. Thus, national implementation, international coordination, and public-private partnership is crucial for elaborating SDGs and carrying them out in time. The SDGs will stimulate action over the next 13 years in areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet. By putting people and planet at the center among the 5 Ps (People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, and Partnership) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Global Engagement & Empowerment Forum on Sustainable Development(GEEF-SD) seeks to take the bold and transformative steps which are urgently needed to shift the world on to a sustainable and resilient path.
- Kim Yong-Hak, President of Yonsei University
- Lee Nak-yeon, Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea
- António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations (TBC)
- Thomas Bach, President of the IOC (Via Video)
- Miroslav Lajčák, President of UN General Assembly
- Heinz Fischer, Former President of Austria
Keynote Session: Challenges & Solutions for Sustainable Development
- Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations
- Jack Ma, Founder & Executive Chairman of Alibaba (TBC)
- Chey Tae-won, Chairman of SK Corporation (TBC)
- Alex Gorsky, CEO of Johnson & Johnson (TBC)
- George Papandreou, Former Prime Minister of Greece, Vice-Chairperson of International Olympic Truce Centre (Or) Yukio Hatoyama, Former Prime Minister of Japan
- Message from the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo (TBC)
Lunch: The Way Forward
Thursday, February 8 at 12:00-13:20 (Grand Ball Room)
Speaker: Jeffrey Sachs, Professor at Columbia University
1. Plenary Session on Sport
Title: Sport and Partnerships for Sustainable Development and Peace
Thursday, February 8 at 13:20 – 15:00 (Kumho Art Hall)
In collaboration with the IOC, this special session will be an opportunity to address the roles of sport, education and corporate social responsibility as cross-cutting enablers in promoting sustainable development and peace. The United Nation’s Declaration of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognized sport as a universal and cost-effective enabler in promoting health, education, development and peace. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development also recognizes that education is essential for the success of all Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs also provide a framework for mobilizing companies to invest in sustainable development in an ongoing and scalable way, while also pursuing their own business interests. Corporations have been encouraged to be more aware of their impact on society and concentrate on the global community. More businesses partner with NGOs and governments to find solutions to global problems because it is in their interests to do so: markets and profits depend on prosperity and stability.
Possible questions for discussion:
1.What is the role of sport in achieving the SDGs and how can the IOC and other sports communities get involved and what kind of assistance or guidance is needed to bridge elite sport and sport-for-all? How can sport work as a unifying tool for peace in the world and what steps can be made to deliver tangible action?
2.Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development. Basic literacy skills have improved tremendously and the world has achieved equality in primary education between girls and boys, but few countries have achieve that target at all levels of education. What is the role of the education community to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all?
3.Road traffic injuries remain a major public health problem and a leading cause of death, injury and disability around the world, threatening to hinder achievements in economic and human development. What could be done to stabilize and then reduce the forecast level of road traffic fatalities around the world within the Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011-2020) proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 2010?
- Mario Pescante, IOC Member (Moderator/TBC)
- International Paralympic Committee President or Member (TBD)
- Kim Won-soo, Fmr. Under Secretary-General of the United Nations
- Irina Bokova, Fmr. Director-General of UNESCO
- Jean Todt, FIA President, UN SG's Special Envoy for Road Safety
- Justin Jeon, Professor at Yonsei University
2. Plenary Session on Climate Action
Title: Climate Change & Sustainable Development
Thursday, February 8 at 15:15 – 16:55 (Kumho Art Hall)
A Plenary Session on Climate Action will be an opportunity to address the pledge to leave no one behind, the heart of the 2030 agenda, and how climate change adaptation and mitigation mechanisms can serve to deliver that pledge. In doing so, we intend to highlight interlinks between the proactive and practical approach to climate change and poverty eradication efforts. The Declaration of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognized the importance of climate change as follows: “We are determined to protect the planet from degradation, including through sustainable consumption and production, sustainably managing its natural resources and taking urgent action on climate change, so that it can support the needs of the present and future generations.” Furthermore, we aim to create a venue to share best practices in order to reconstruct the narrative on climate change issues, change the framing from risks and uncertainties to opportunities for co-benefits. These co-benefits include improvements in human health, fewer conflicts over resources, reduced dependency on energy imports, and a greater social inclusion.
Possible questions for discussion:
1.What does inclusion mean in practice (in relation to policies, institutions, legal instruments and other mechanisms) and how are governments addressing inclusion in their efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change?
2.What lessons can be learned from concrete experiences at national, regional and global levels aimed at incorporating inclusion in climate change projects’ outcomes and decision-making processes?
3.How can innovation in policy-making and policy implementation for climate change be fostered to face the challenges of expanding renewable energy in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development?
4.How can we improve the effectiveness of different instruments, policies and actions in mobilizing climate finance? How can climate finance contribute to greening of the economy and the SDGs? What roles can the public and private sectors play?
- Jeffrey Sachs, Professor, Columbia University (Moderator)
- Robert Orr, Professor and Dean, School of Public policy, University of Maryland (TBC)
- Yoo Young-sook, Former Environment Minister of Korea
- Oh Joon, Fmr. President of the UN Economic and Social Council (TBC)
- Howard Bamsey, Executive Director, GCF
- Frank Reinoud Rijsberman, Director-General of GGGI
- Yeonho Lee, Professor at Yonsei University