The Paris Agreement - How a 1.5C World Can Only be Circular
Jun
25
9:00 AM09:00

The Paris Agreement - How a 1.5C World Can Only be Circular

The 2019 Circularity Gap report warns the rate of raw material extraction at 92 billion tonnes per year is already exceeding planetary boundaries, and that due to population and economic growth this figure could swell to a staggering 184 billion tonnes per year by 2050. The report points out that only a mutually reinforcing combination of low-carbon development and resource efficiency can shift our world economy to a low carbon pathway. Consequently, a systematic and holistic approach to climate change is needed which doesn’t focus on single sectors or industries and instead focuses on a new vision of sustainable, low-carbon growth while re-writing the narrative that reducing emissions is costly to the economy.

This webinar will provide a brief overview of how circular economies, which are aimed at minizing production of wasteful materials and making the most of resources, are well placed to target consumption-based emissions and address responsibilities for outsourced industries. This webinar will also discuss cooperative climate finance approaches that can take into consideration emissions generated along the supply chains and address the emissions embedded in the products as well as off-shore finance markets and related climate finance calculations.

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Harnessing Impact Investment
Jun
18
4:30 PM16:30

Harnessing Impact Investment

The rise of Impact Investing shows that positive, measurable, environmental and social change is an investment opportunity that can yield financial returns. Impact Investment is changing the way in which capital is allocated. Its grows steadily year after year and perhaps signals the «paradgim shift» needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Heath Innovation Exchange
May
21
to May 23

Heath Innovation Exchange

Join UNAIDS for the launch of the Health Innovation Exchange, a platform to showcase innovations with potential to deliver large-scale impact for countries reaching the SDG3 targets, and to connect them to innovative financing solutions.

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Smart Investing Master Class
May
7
11:00 AM11:00

Smart Investing Master Class

How are women creating new playing fields, such as female focused ecosystems, instead of leveling the existing ones? How can entrepreneurs leverage them?

Are you a startup entrepreneur in an emerging or developing country? Join UNICEF Innovation Fund’s free online master class on May 7, 2019 at 11am EST with Patricia Hansen and Paula Enei. They will share their experience of building a startup ecosystem at Startup Chile that enables diverse and female founded startups grow.

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Interagency Innovation Bootcamp
Apr
29
to May 3

Interagency Innovation Bootcamp

The first Interagency Innovation Bootcamp, hosted by the World Food Programme’s (WFP) Innovation Accelerator, is a week-long high-intensity training programme to spark and catalyse new innovation projects across the UN. Bootcamps provide innovators with the time, space and skills to focus on their project, refine their idea and take it to the next level.

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Blockchains in Trade Logistics - Implications for developing country integration in global supply chains
Apr
4
3:00 PM15:00

Blockchains in Trade Logistics - Implications for developing country integration in global supply chains

In the area of supply chain management and logistics, blockchains could increase accuracy, traceability and transparency through data integrity, simplification, increased security, multi-use big data and guaranteed confidentiality. However, they can also present major challenges, both technical and non- technological.

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Organizing Innovation in International Organizations: From Volunteer Labs to Idea Vaults
Mar
27
2:00 PM14:00

Organizing Innovation in International Organizations: From Volunteer Labs to Idea Vaults

Across the board in IOs, we are seeing the creation of new structures, experimental programs, accelerators, informal volunteer labs and innovation units. But what is the best approach for our particular context and how do we answer the most pressing questions about organizing innovation?

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Getting to Know... UNICEF Innovation
Mar
14
9:00 AM09:00

Getting to Know... UNICEF Innovation

There is a lot of interest to learn more about how UN Entities have set-up and structured their Innovation Functions and their approach to supporting innovators from within and outside of their organisations.

We'd like to invite you to join us for a mini-webinar series as part of which WFP, UNHCR, UNDP and UNICEF will introduce their innovation functions and answer any questions you might have. This webinar will introduce UNICEF’s Office of Innovation.

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Think equal, build smart, innovate for change - Remarks on International Women's Day
Mar
8
10:00 AM10:00

Think equal, build smart, innovate for change - Remarks on International Women's Day

The Secretary-General, President of the General Assembly, the Chairperson of the 63rd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, and UN Women’s Executive Director, among other eminent guests, will offer reflections on this year’s theme: Think equal, build smart, innovate for change

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