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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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 UNDP’s Innovation Team.
As part of UNDP’s global project, Ending Gender-based Violence and Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, participatory GBV local action plans are being piloted in several settings. The UNU-IIGH team is leading a piece of research and policy translation on the costs, value for money and financing of these local plans in 5 countries
Gender inequalities and gender-based violence are complex problems that cannot be solved with technical solutions alone. Innovation can help to improve our ability to deliver violence prevention and response services; to design and evaluate ethical experiments to scale what works; and it has the potential to facilitate systems-change efforts.
What works to unlock the potential of innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals? How can we best prepare for future challenges and technological disruptions? Join this conversation with thought leaders and doers.
New data sources and the rapidly-evolving capabilities of emerging technologies hold great promise for social impact, and are already transforming many domains. Join innovators from across the UN, the private and public sector for an evening during which we identify and explore real examples of technology and innovation for accelerating the SDGs.
Join a discussion that will take stock of the challenges and opportunities posed by the fourth industrial revolution, consider policy innovations occurring around the world and how they aim to ensure that technological transformations are leveraged in ways that leave no one behind.