skip to Main Content

SDG Taskforce Virtual Roundtable Series

Event start: April 25th from 15:00-16:00 (CET)

Event description

We are excited to invite you to the launch of a new SDG Taskforce Virtual Roundtable Series, in which discussions led by each of the different working groups (WGs) will explore insights from current research and future trajectories. The series explores the questions of where and how incremental change is taking place, and under what conditions these developments generate and accelerate the ongoing sustainability transformation up to 2030 and beyond. In particular, we look into promises and pitfalls of SDG implementation and identify enabling and constraining factors for accelerating current ambition levels to implement the global goals.

Over the course of the next 12 months, WG co-leads will each host a roundtable discussion and invite speakers from within and outside the WG to provide short interventions based on their field of expertise on the overall topic of promises and pitfalls of accelerating SDG implementation. After the short interventions, all participants of the virtual roundtable are invited to ask questions, comment on the short interventions, and share their own experiences and views regarding the challenges of SDG implementation.

The first session of the Virtual Roundtable Series on Global Governance and the HLPF will take place Tuesday, April 25th from 15:00-16:00 (CET).



  • Maya Bogers
  • Somya Joshi
  • Marianne Beisheim, WG1
  • Pamela Chasek, WG1
  • David O’Connor, Representative to the UN, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)


  • Thomas Hickmann, Taskforce convener

You might like these events too

Workshop: The Future of the Sustainable Development Goals

Next week, the Earth System Governance (ESG) Research Centre Bath in collaboration with the ESG Taskforce…

South-South Series: Climate Governance in Southeast Asia

On April 26th, 2023, an online webinar on climate governance in Southeast Asia will be held…

Book Launch: Environmental Governance in Indonesia
On the 20th of March 2023 from 10:00 to 11:30 CET or 16:00-17:30 GMT+7, the book “Environmental Governance in Indonesia” will be launched. This event is endorsed by Earth System Governance, Utrecht University, RCCC Universitas Indonesia, BRIN RI, Faculty of Geography, Universitas Gadjah Mada, and KAGEGAMA.

Recent publications

Just Transitions: Promise and Contestation

Just transition prompts us to explore a number of important dimensions of Earth System Governance research, including sustainability transformations, inequality,…

Climate-smart socially innovative tools and approaches for marine pollution science in support of sustainable development

There is a complex interaction between pollution, climate change, the environment and people. This complex interplay of actions and impacts…