We warmly invite you to join the ESG Project for the April edition of the ESG Speaker Series, co-hosted by the Global Goals Research Project. This event marks the launch of the ‘Sustainable Development Goals Taskforce’ of the Earth System Governance Project. At the same time, it opens a series of webinars that will present over the course of the year the key findings of the SDG Midterm Impact Assessment. The event will feature a roundtable of senior experts who will discuss the challenges and opportunities related to the achievement of the SDGs in times of Covid-19.

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The ongoing pandemic affects the global endeavor to achieve sustainable development and may substantially defer the achievement of many targets defined in the SDGs. It is still an unresolved global crisis with huge impacts on daily lives, especially of the global poor who struggle to meet their basic needs. At the same time the crisis creates new possibilities for reshaping our common future. The Sustainable Development Goals, and the overarching 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, may bring the shared transformative vision and provide much-needed guidance for rebuilding infrastructures, reforming the global economic system, and revitalizing global cooperation. The pandemic also underscores that the largest challenges of humanity cannot be dealt with in isolation. Yet the extent to which governments and other stakeholders are embedding the principles and guidelines of the 2030 Agenda in their recovery plans is still largely unclear. Under what conditions can the global goals then steer an inclusive, cooperative, and sustainable global recovery?


Joseph Alcamo, Director of the Sussex Sustainability Research Programme, University of Sussex

Frank Biermann, Director GlobalGoals Project, Utrecht University

Andrea Ordóñez Llanos – Director, Southern Voice

Åsa Persson, Research Director and Deputy Director, Stockholm Environment Institute


Gustav Thungren, Managing Director International Project Office, Earth System Governance


Thomas Hickmann, Researcher GlobalGoals Project, Utrecht University

Carole-Anne Sénit, Researcher GlobalGoals Project, Utrecht University


Date: 29th April 2021

Time: 16:00-17:00 (CEST)

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