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Session on the Synergistic Cooperation Promoting City’s Sustainable Development with S&T

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Session on Synergistic Cooperation Promoting

City’s Sustainable Development with S&T

 

Side-event at the STI Forum 2022

 

Thursday, May 5 2022-7:30p.m.-Shenzhen, China-SISD

 

Concept Note

(DRAFT: April 8)

 

I. Context

As an important component of the Technology Facilitation Mechanism (TFM), the Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs (STI Forum) convened by the UNECOSOC and organized by the United Nations Interagency Task Force on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (IATT) and a 10-member Group has been held annually since 2016 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. It brings together top experts and scholars in the field of sustainable development, focusing on the role of scientific and technological innovation in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, and reporting its results to the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) every year.

 

This year, the seventh annual Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs (STI Forum), convened by the President of ECOSOC H.E. Mr. Collen Vixen Kelapile who has appointed two co-chairs - H.E. Mr. Kennedy Godfrey Gastorn, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Tanzania to the United Nations, and H.E. Mr. Sergiy Kyslytsya, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations, will be held from 5 to 6 May 2022.

Stakeholders from the government, international organizations, enterprises, colleges and universities, NGO etc., play an important role for applying science, technology, and innovation (STI) for the SDGs. To better advancing the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development from city’s level, and give full play the role of multi-partners in promoting regional scientific and technological innovation cooperation, the Session on the Synergistic Cooperation Promoting City’s Sustainable Development with S&T is planning to be held by SISD, which will be a side event on the STI Forum 2022. A summary incorporating the key recommendations and messages will be submitted to the UN Secretariat after the Session. Details please see https://sisd.org.cn/.

 

II. Objective

The theme for the STI Forum 2022 will be: “Science, technology and innovation for building back better from COVID-19 while advancing the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The main objective of the Session will closely be closely aligned with that and will have an exclusive focus on the role and contributions of science, technology and innovation. The Session hopes will provide a platform to:

s   Reflect on how S&T play a better role in improving the cities’ low-carbon development

s   Strengthen the cooperation of scientific and technological innovation, industry-university-research integration

s   Establish regional sustainable development and dual-carbon development through a continuous partnership

 

III. Format, time and venue

The session will be organized virtually on Thursday, May 5 2022, from Beijing time 7:30-9:00p.m.(7:30-9:00a.m. NY time)in Shenzhen, China by ZOOM.

 

Please join us via ZOOM as below:

Time: Beijing time 7:30-9:00pm, 5 May

Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84351358255?pwd=OVJzT3B0YWdFVEdzNHp5MjBpOUJKUT09

ID: 84351358255  

Code: 053556



As one of the side events of the STI Forum 2022, the session will also extend its internal nature of general principle of collaboration and multi-stakeholder, including United Nations entities, civil society and NGOs, private sector, philanthropic sector, scientific community, academia, youth, indigenous peoples and other stakeholder groups. It is important to secure participation from the broad range of communities among S&T field and sustainable development realm.


 


Provisional Programme



7:30 p.m.-Opening

s   Dr. Yalong Zhang, Dean of SISD

 

7:35 p.m.-Statements

s   Mr. Jing Huang, Director General of The Administrative Center for China’s Agenda 21

 

s   Ms. Rongfang Wang, Counsellor of the Permanent Mission of China to the United Nations

 

s   Dr. Wei Liu, Division for Sustainable Development Goals, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)

 

7:45 p.m.-Keynote speakers

s   Prof. Yonglong Lu, Fellow, The World Academy of ScienceTWAS),Member of Academia Europaea, 10-group member of TFM, Chair professor of Xiamen University

 

s   Mr. Zhongchang Sun, Researcher of International Research Center of Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals

Speech: CBAS: A New International Platform of Technology Facilitation Mechanism for SDGs

 

s   Prof. Alessandro Romagnoli, Associate Professor, Assistant Dean on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, College of Engineering, Nanyang Technological University; Co-Director of the Surbana Jurong Corporate Lab @ NTU;  Energy Smart Solutions Pte Ltd, Co-founder, Associate Editor of Applied Thermal Engineering

 

s   Prof. XIN-RONG(RON.) ZHANG(Ph.D.), Department of Energy and Resources Engineering, Peking University; Chairman of Beijing Energy Society

Speech: China's Progress in Addressing SDGs

 

8:30 p.m.-Roundtable

Topic: The Building of Demonstration Area of National Sustainable Development Agenda

s   Moderator: Mr. Xinzhang Sun, Chairman of Commission on Experimental and Demonstration Zones of Sustainable Development; Chinese Society for Sustainable Development; Deputy director of Strategic Research and Regional Development Division of the Administrative Center for China’s Agenda 21

 

s   Panels: Representatives from six demonstration zones of Guilin, Taiyuan, Shenzhen, Chengde, Chenzhou, Lincang

Ø  Mr. Hai Zhong, Deputy Director of Shenzhen Science and Technology Innovation Commission 

Ø  Ms. Hong Pang, Director of Taiyuan Municipal Science and Technology Bureau;

Ø  Mr. Fangming Cao, Director of Guilin Municipal Science and Technology Bureau;

Ø  Ms. Yanhua Su, Director of Chengde Municipal Science and Technology Bureau;

Ø  Mr. Zhikun Pan, Vice Chairman of ChenZhou, Hunan Committee of CPPCC Director of Chenzhou Municipal Science and Technology Bureau;

Ø  Mr. Jinxue Li, Director of Lincang Municipal Science and Technology Bureau

 

9:00 p.m.-Closing

s   Dr. Yalong Zhang, Dean of SISD