Register for the PEER-TRISD Side Event: Integrating the evaluation and management of risks and sustainable development: a solutions workshop (6.11.)

PEER hosts a workshop on integrating the evaluation and management of risks and sustainable development: a PEER-TRISD solutions workshop (virtually) on 6 November.

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The event will be organized back-to-back with the European Evaluators´ Network Forum (EEEN) Environmental evaluation supporting the implementation of SDGs and transformative policymaking on 4-5 November 2020.


The Partnership for European Environmental Research (PEER) project on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) “Tackling and managing risks with SDGs (PEER-TRISD)” brings together public and private sector decision-makers seeking depth in their risk management or ambition in their SDG implementation to share solutions for integrating risk evaluation and management with SDGs. This workshop builds on co-generation work on how risks and SDGs are addressed in decision-making, literature analysis on risk systematization, multilevel analysis of measuring SDG and risk indicators, and experiences from integrating the assessment and management of SDGs and risk in water, urban and biodiversity conservation contexts.


The workshop provides a platform for representatives of government, cities, finance, industry and insurance, to address the question for sharing their solutions that support integrating the evaluation and management of risks and sustainable development goals. The workshop will engage participants to present and process solutions for managing risks and sustainable development through short presentations and facilitated discussions.


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Integrating the evaluation and management of risks and sustainable development: a solutions workshop 6 November 2020, online




8.45-9.00        Check-in


9.00-10.15      Opening by Kurt Jax, Leader of the PEER-TRISD Project, Professor, Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ and Eeva Primmer, Acting Director General, Finnish Environment Institute – SYKE


9.15-10.15      1st Panel: Practical application of SDGs and their management


Satu Lähteenoja, Senior expert at Demos Helsinki


Carsten Neßhöver, Science-Policy expert at the German Environment Agency (UBA)


Jan Marco Müller, Science & Technology Advisor at European External Action Service


Gérard Payen, Former advisor of the UN Secretary General, chair of the SDG group of the French Water Partnership (FWP)    


Suvi Sujamo, Senior Researcher, Freshwater Centre, Finnish Environment Institute


Concluding comment Eeva Furman, Director of Environmental Policy Centre in SYKE, Chair of Finland’s Sustainable Development Panel


Chair: Eeva Primmer


10.15-10.20    Conclusions and Breakout Groups Introduction


10.20-11.00    Breakout Groups


6 breakout groups on the evaluation and management of SDGs and risks: What solutions support integrating the evaluation of risks and sustainable development goals


11.00-11.15    Break


11.15-11.45    What we learn from the breakout groups


11.45-12.25    2nd Panel: Managing risks with SDGs and reactions to group discussions


Mika Leskinen, Chief Investment Officer, FIM Asset Management Ltd


Olivia Fabry, Programme Supervisor at the UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative (PSI)


Jaroslav Mysiak, Director of the research division ‘Risk assessment and adaptation strategies’ at the Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change (CMCC)


Wouter Vanneuville, Expert on Climate Change Adaptation at the European Environment Agency


Chair: Eeva Primmer


12.25-12.30    Conclusions and Acknowledgment