Policy Track 2: Sustainable Development Goals in a Changing Climate
The session will debate the challenges facing achieving sustainable development goals by 2030, taking into account the impacts of climate change, as well as the state of conflict and chaos facing many parts of the world. The discussion will focus on the Arab region as example of a region facing conflicts, wars and occupation, and still having to achieve stringent development goals and targets by 2030. AFED will present the first findings of its landmark report on challenges facing achieving SDGs, to be officially released on 10 November. The discussion will concentrate on what are the enabling conditions needed to achieve the SDGs, broadly pertaining to governance and financing, with special concentration on green economy.
The session is organised in collaboration with Najib Saab (AFED), Hossam Allam (CEDARE), Sabine Ghosn, Lebanon (LEPAP) and Michèle Gendreau-Massaloux (Groupe interacadémique pour le développement– in charge of institutional relations of the Inter-Academic Group for the Development (GID), UfM official partner). The session will include a preview of the main findings of AFED 2016 Annual Report.