The UN recently released the UN Sustainable Development Report 2020. It’s principle co-ordinator was Guillame Lafortune. We are delighted that he has joined us to discuss the report and, given the current pandemic, his observations on what the data is telling us about how UN member states are coping with Covid-19.
01:15 – UN Sustainable Development Report overview
03:20 – An introduction to Guillaume Lafortune
04:45 – Sustainable Development Goals overview
08:20 – How the SGDs apply to organisations and businesses
10:35 – The impact of Covid-19 through the lens of SDGs
17:00 – How countries have performed against SDGs and Covid response
21:15 – Covid best practice efforts
23:20 – Integrity of Sustainable Development & Covid data
25:19 – “SDGs Today” online realtime service
27:30 – UN Sustainable Development Report trends
31:50 – Diet, wellness and economic challenges
35:20 – Country action needed to meet 2030 deadline
39:40 – What individuals and organisations can do to support 2030 deadline
Useful Information and Links
- UN Sustainable Development Goals
- UN Sustainable Development Report
- Science based targets initiative
- UN Six major transformations – Nature journal
- Lancet Covid Commission
- SDGs Today
- Climate TRACE Coalition
- IPBES – biodiversity report
- Global Health Security Index
- European Green Deal
Contact us if you have any question you would like to raise about the show or with Guillaume.
Special thanks to Guillaume Lafortune for lending us his time and experience for the show.
Guillaume Lafortune is a senior economist at the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). He coordinates the production of the annual Sustainable Development Report which tracks the performance of all UN member states on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agreed by the global community in 2015. He also leads other statistical and policy work on sustainable development. Prior to joining the SDSN, Guillaume held positions at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and at the Ministry of Economic Development in Quebec (Canada).
As always to Harriet Teagle for her Green Elephant artwork.