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Summit on Science and Technology Enablement for the Sustainable Development Goals

Summit on Science and Technology Enablement for the Sustainable Development Goals

The New York Academy of Sciences, with encouragement from the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and with the support of the UN Special Adviser on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Climate Change, David Nabarro, is presenting an invitation-only one-day Summit November 29, 2016, at the Academy's conference center in New York City. The Summit will bring together leaders from academia, industry, civil society, member states, UN agencies and intergovernmental organizations.

The Summit goals are to:

  • Explore how the best available scientific and technologically-driven methods can help strategically advance the delivery of the 2030 Agenda.
  • Develop roadmaps of how to advance toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, including articulating high-level proofs of concept to demonstrate their value and defining metrics for success.
  • Organize for collective action both during and beyond the Summit to continue the partnership among the participants.

The Summit will focus on four key cross-cutting themes covered by the SDGs including Urbanization, People in Crisis, Early Childhood Development, and Sustainable Consumption and Production.

Participation in the Summit is by invitation only. If you have not received a personal invitation and are interested in participating, please submit a request to Jennifer Costley, PhD, Director, Physical Sciences, Sustainability & Engineering at Please indicate your qualifications for favorable consideration as a participant in and contributor to this meeting.

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