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General Assembly Consultative Workshops on: “Development, transfer and dissemination of clean and environmentally sound technologies in developing countries”

30 April - 1 May 2013

 

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Documents and Statements:

Workshop 1: Focus on science and R&D capabilities

 

10.00 – 10.15

Opening
H.E. Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen (*), Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations, Acting President of the 67th Session of the United Nations General Assembly
Mr. Wu Hongbo (*), Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations

10.15 – 13.00

Session 1.1: Science and technology needs and options for poverty eradication and socio-economic development: focus on agriculture
Moderator: Mr. Nikhil Seth (*), Director, Division for Sustainable Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), UN
Mr. Daniele Giovannucci (*), President of the Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA)
Mr. Hans R. Herren (*), President, Millennium Institute, TWAS Associate Fellow
Mr. Ephraim Maduhu Nkonya (*), Senior Research Fellow, Environment and Production Technology Division, International Food Policy Research Institute  (IFPRI)
GENERAL DISCUSSION (Q/A with panellists; Interventions from Member States, Major Groups, UN System)

13.00 – 15.00           

Lunch break

15.00 – 18.00

Session 1.2: Science and technology needs and options in addressing sustainable development objectives and global sustainability challenges
Moderator: Mr. Khalil Rahman (*), Chief, Policy Development and Coordination, Monitoring and Reporting Service for the Least Developed Countries, Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States, UN
Mr. Jorge Rogat (*), DTU Management Engineering, Technical University of Denmark and Project Manager Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) Project, UNEP RISOE Centre
Prof. Ambuj D. Sagar (*), Dean, Alumni Affairs & International Programs and Vipula and Mahesh Chaturvedi Professor of Policy Studies, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology
Dr. Roberto Schaeffer (*) Energy Planning Program, COPPE, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil
GENERAL DISCUSSION (Q/A with panellists; Interventions from Member States, Major Groups, UN System)

Workshop 2: Moving from R&D to widespread adoption of environmentally sound innovation

 

10.00 – 13.00

Session 2.1: Successful models for clean and environmentally sound innovation and technology diffusion in developing countries
Moderator: Mr. Andrew Allimadi (*), UN Regional Commissions New York Office (RCNYO) (ECE, ESCAP, ECLAC, ECA, ESCWA)
Prof. Ambuj D Sagar (*), Indian Institute of Technology (Key messages from Session 1.2)
Dr. Imran H. Ahmad (*), Senior Programme Officer (Regions), International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Professor Carl J. Dahlman (*), Henry R Luce Associate Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
Mr. Claudio Huepe Minoletti (*), Economist, Renewables & Environment, Centro de Energía y Desarrollo Sustentable, Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago de Chile
GENERAL DISCUSSION (Q/A with panellists; Interventions from Member States, Major Groups, UN System)

13.00 – 15.00

Lunch break

15.00 – 17.50

Session 2.2: What forms of international cooperation can foster environmentally sound innovation and technology diffusion, including in smaller and or less developed economies?
Moderator: Mr. David O’Connor (*), Chief, Policy and Analysis Branch, Division for Sustainable Development, DESA, UN
Mr. Ephraim Maduhu Nkonya (*), International Food Policy Research Institute  (IFPRI) (Key messages from Session 1.1)
Ms. Elenita (Neth) Daño (*), Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration (ETC Group)
Mr. George Dragnich (*), Consultant, UN Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States
Ms. Lícia de Oliveira (*), Deputy Director, Regional Office in Africa, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz), Ministry of Health, Brazil
GENERAL DISCUSSION (Q/A with panellists; Interventions from Member States, Major Groups, UN System)

17.50 – 18.00

Concluding Remarks by H.E. Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen (*), Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations, Acting President of the 67th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

 

 

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*Statements are posted as they are received by the Office of the President of the General Assembly