Environmental Security in a Changing World.
Leading up to the G7 Summit, which will be held on 26–27 May, top scientists, policymakers and business leaders will discuss environmental challenges in light of the Summit’s Agenda. Organised by UN Environment in partnership with the Italian Ministry of Environment, this is a high-level dialogue and press briefing.
Tuesday 21 February 16:00–18:00 CET
Part 1: Uncertainties, Challenges and Opportunities Ahead
Gian Luca Galletti (Environment Minister Italy): Achieving a unified G7 position for the implementation of the Paris Agreement and 2030 Agenda.
Jacqueline McGlade, Director of Science, UN Environment: From science to policy.
Josef Aschbacher, ESA’s Director of Earth Observation Programmes: The role of space technology and Earth observations.
Part 2: Economics of Sustainability & Keeping it under 2°
Paul Ekins, GEO Co-Chair, Director of UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources and Co-Director of the UK Energy Research Centre: How economically efficient environmental policies would achieve the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals.
Timothy Nixon, Managing Editor, Thomson Reuters Sustainability: Role of the private sector and non-state actors.
Andrea Valcalda, Head of Sustainability, ENEL: From financial markets to investor expectations and the climate reality.
Part 3: From Food Security and Air Quality to Equity and Gender Parity
Ann Tutwiler, Director General of Bioversity International: Resilient ecosystems for healthy diets and sustainable food systems
Joyeeta Gupta, GEO Co-Chair, Professor of Environment and Development in the Global South, Amsterdam University: Supporting actions by developing and most vulnerable countries; do we need a unified approach to tackle global challenges?