Workshop Discusses Options for SPI to Support SDG Implementation
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During the Workshop on the Institutional Architecture for the Science-policy Interface (SPI) on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which convened from 19-20 June 2015, in New York, US, small group discussions addressed the role of scientific knowledge for SDG implementation, options for institutional design and options for an enabling institutional architecture.

iges-post201520 June 2015: During the Workshop on the Institutional Architecture for the Science-policy Interface (SPI) on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which convened from 19-20 June 2015, in New York, US, small group discussions addressed the role of scientific knowledge for SDG implementation, options for institutional design and options for an enabling institutional architecture.

Meeting at the Japan Society, the event was co-organized by the Earth System Governance Project, the Post 2015 Project and Keio University, with the support of Japan’s Ministry of Environment and the Japan Science and Technology Agency. The workshop was also endorsed by Future Earth, a ten-year global research programme for sustainability, and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN).

Following previous workshops that addressed questions of governance and institutional fit, this workshop explored options for the institutional architecture of a science-policy interface to support SDG implementation. The workshop aimed to inform the discussion on strengthening the SPI for SDG implementation in response to paragraph 20 of UN General Assembly Resolution 67/290 on the format and organizational aspects of the High-level Political Forum on sustainable development (HLPF), which “decides that the HLPF shall strengthen the SPI….”Attended by 29 participants from academia, policy-making, administration and civil society, the workshop produced a list of options for strengthening the SPI, which will be reflected in a policy brief. [IISD RS summary of workshop]

 

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