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Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment Goals – (how) can per­form­ance be meas­ured?

WHEN: Thursday 11 October 2018 at 13:00–15:30
WHERE: Think Lounge, Think Corner 2nd floor, Yliopistonkatu 4, Helsinki

WHAT: The realization of the 2030 Agenda's 17 goals and 169 targets is monitored by roughly 230 global indicators. The UN uses this data to compile the annual SDG Progress Report for the purposes of global follow-up. Global indicators help also individual countries in their efforts to reach the SDG’s. However, the global indicators alone do not often provide sufficient information to address countries’ national sustainable development challenges, and an additional set of national indicators is needed. This is the case also in Finland. The crucial question is the selection of appropriate and relevant national indicators to measure national performance.

WHY: Understanding about the implementation and monitoring of SDG’s is vital in achieving sustainability on global and local levels and accordingly this is an important part of a sustainability experts skills and knowledge. In the event you will learn and discuss SDGs, Finland’s performance and evaluation of SD policies with visiting experts from Bertelsmann foundation and International Institute for Environment and Development.

FOR: Researchers, doctoral students, master students, all other interested. No registration required.


13.00 Welcome by HELSUS and Aalto Sustainability Hub

Janna Pietikäinen, Vice dean, Educational affairs, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Helsinki and Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science

Meri Löyttyniemi, Senior Advisor for Sustainability, Aalto University

13.15 Introduction to SDGs and assessing the progress on SDG implementation

Sami Pirkkala, Counsellor, Prime Minister’s Office

13.30 Evaluation of national sustainable development policies – what is it about and why should countries bother?

Stefano D'Errico, International Institute for Environment and Development

Measuring sustainability on country level – what makes it challenging, how to measure spillovers, and how is Finland performing?

Dr. Christian Kroll, Bertelsmann Stiftung

14.45 Discussion: Measuring performance – how about SDG´s in higher education?

Facilitated by Sami Pirkkala

15.30 End of the seminar

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