13.07.2018 – 13.07.2018 · United Nations Headquarters, New York, Other countries · Category:

HLPF 2018 Side Event: Generation 2030 - The Nordic Region Accepting the Challenges of SDG 12

2018 HLPF Side Event

GENERATION 2030 – The Nordic region accepting the challenges of SDG 12

Date: Friday, 13 July, 2018 18:30 – 20:00

Location: Conference Room 5, United Nations Headquarters, New York, USA

Achieving sustainable consumption and production (SDG12) is one of the most challenging SDGs for the Nordic region as a whole. Nordic collaboration for the SDGs therefore prioritizes initiatives addressing this challenge, as manifested in the Generation 2030 programme, which has a strong focus on inter-generational dialogue in solving specifically SDG 12.

Join this event for the launch of a new Nordic SDG12 report and share your perspective on how to accelerate joint action on SDG12 from the local and regional to global level.

#GENERATION2030 Agenda:

Kajsa B Olofsgård, Swedish Ambassador for 2030 Agenda, Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department of Global Agenda

Launch of the Nordic SDG 12 Report:
Mikkel Stenbæk Hansen Director of Danish Initiative for Ethical Trade

Henrietta Flodell, Sweden’s youth delegate

Charles Arden-Clarke Head, One Planet network (10YFP), Secretariat, UN Environment

Ashima Sukhdev, Government & Cities Programme Lead, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Karen Hækkerup, CEO at the Danish Agriculture and Food Council

Victor Åström, Senior Policy Adviser, Swedish Society for Nature Conservation

Perspectives from Other Regions and Cities:

Dr. Arab Hoballah, Team Leader, SWITCH-Asia SCP Facility

Laura Jay Deputy Director for North America, C40 cities


Mia Crawford Deputy Director, Department of Global Agenda, Sweden 

Refreshments and a light Nordic snack will be served at the event.