STI FORUM SIDE EVENT | Leveraging the power of ocean science, technology and innovation to support the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development
4 May 2023 - 4 May 2023online
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The International Seabed Authority (ISA) and the United Nations Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries (UNTBLDC) have launched a joint project, “Building and developing capacities of least developed countries in deep-seabed related science, technology and innovation in support of sustainable development of blue emerging economies”.
This project will focus on leveraging partnerships to support the deep sea scientific and technological capacity building and technology transfer towards least developed countries (LDCs).
This is an example whereby UN-level and multi-stakeholder initiatives can leverage the power of ocean science, technology and innovation to support the 2030 Agenda.
Why should you attend?
- Discuss the importance of ocean science and technology in the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development.
- Learn more about the meaningful and concrete partnerships on STI at international and regional levels in ocean science and technology.
- Discuss and explore new areas of cooperation to scale up actions to leverage the power of ocean science, technology and innovation in support of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development.
- Promote women’s empowerment and leadership in ocean science and technology.
Contributing to the 2030 Agenda
Building capacity in science, technology and innovation is essential to address global development challenges and achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was disproportionately damaging for developing countries, highlighting the urgent need for resilient and technology-based economies and societies, particularly in developing countries, to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Investing in the science and technologies allowing for the protection and sustainable use of the ocean is an opportunity to deliver the SDGs. This contribution was showcased at the last UN Ocean Summit. The contribution of ISA to the SDGs was described in an independent report commissioned by the Secretary-General of ISA released in November 2021 and which outlines ISA’s contributions towards 12 of the 17 SDGs.
This event contributes to the SDGs in the following ways:
- the overall theme of science, technology, and innovation for the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at all levels.
- SDG 17 Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development by focusing on partnerships in marine science and technological capacity building.
- SDG 7 Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by understanding the potential role of ocean minerals in the clean energy transition.
|01:35-01:45||The importance of science, technology and innovation in developing countries to support the 2030 Agenda
|01:45-02:39||Science, technology and innovation in the deep sea
Ms. Federica Irene Falomi, Economic Affairs Officer, UN Technology Bank for Least Developing Countries