High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF)

This special webpage presents reports and publications related to the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), which as the main United Nations platform on sustainable development, is dedicated to the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

IGES Recommendations for HLPF 2019

The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) is an international environmental policy research institution with offices throughout Asia and headquarters in Hayama, Japan. IGES partners with governments, international organisations, local governments, businesses and civil society, with the aim of facilitating a global transition to a sustainable future. IGES believes that such a transition requires integration across multiple issues and inclusion of diverse stakeholders. As outlined in this set of key priorities for HLPF 2019, integration and inclusion are also central to achieving the 1.5-degree target of the Paris Agreement, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Activity Reports

IGES related events at HLPF 2019


12:00-13:00

Conference Room 4, UNHQ

Thematic Review: Report of the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Forum

Participation from IGES:
Kazuhiko TAKEUCHI, IGES President Presentation (1.3MB)

13:15-14:30

Rooms S1522/S1523, UNHQ

From Science to Implementation: Strengthening the Science-Policy Interface (SPI) to Integrate Climate Change, Resilience, and the Sustainable Development Goals

Agenda (208KB)

Participation from IGES:

Kazuhiko TAKEUCHI, IGES President Presentation (625KB)

Junichi FUJINO, Programme Director, City Taskforce

14:45-16:00

Rooms S1522/S1523, UNHQ

The Digital Revolution and Sustainable Development: Opportunities and challenges

Participation from IGES:
Kazuhiko TAKEUCHI, IGES President Presentation (728KB)

8:00–9:00

CR-11

Strengthening national contributions from VNRs and other sources towards the thematic reviews during the next cycle

Participation from IGES: Kazuhiko TAKEUCHI, IGES President

Agenda (141KB)

11:30 -13:00

Japan Society, Murase room

Towards the Achievement of Decarbonisation in the Region and Localisation of the SDGs: Realisation of Circulating and Ecological Economy in an Inclusive Form

Participation from IGES: Kazuhiko TAKEUCHI, IGES President

Agenda (236KB)

13:30 -16:00

Riverview Room, Millennium Hotel

Monitoring and Reporting Localization of the Sustainable Development Goals

Participation from IGES:
Kazuhiko TAKEUCHI, IGES President

13:15-14:30

Conference Room A, UNHQ

SATOYAMA – Society Living in Harmony with Nature: An Inclusive Approach from Communities, Landscapes and Seascapes (for Local and Regional Governments’ Day)

Participation from IGES:
Kazuhiko TAKEUCHI, IGES President

14:00-18:00

Conference Room C, UNHQ

Making Policy Coherence Happen: Towards a comprehensive international instrument to guide countries in enhancing policy coherence for sustainable development

Participation from IGES:
Junko OTA, Policy Researcher, Kitakyushu Urban Centre (speaker)
Eric ZUSMAN, Research Leader, Sustainability Governance Centre (contributor)
Nobue AMANUMA, Senior Policy Researcher, Sustainability Governance Centre (contributor)

Agenda (922KB)

Presentation (1MB)

18:00-

Quebec Government Office in New York

Regional Governments’ Reception

Participation from IGES:
Junichi FUJINO, Programme Director, City Taskforce
Hirotaka KOIKE, Policy Researcher, City Taskforce

14:00-16:00

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

From Casting Blame to Capturing Benefits: Advancing Integrated Solutions to Air Pollution and Climate Change in Asia

Participation from IGES:
Eric ZUSMAN, Research Leader, Sustainability Governance Centre

15:10-17:10

Conference Room 11, UNHQ

Local 2030: Voluntary Local Review Lab session

Participation from IGES:
Kazuhiko TAKEUCHI, IGES President
Junko OTA, Policy Researcher, Kitakyushu Urban Centre

Agenda (235KB)
Presentation (981KB)

 

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18:30-20:00

Rooms S2726/S2727, UNHQ

VNR Lab 15: Localizing the SDGs and VNRs: reporting on progress, challenges and opportunities

Participation from IGES:
Hirotaka KOIKE, City Taskforce, Policy Researcher, IGES

Agenda (291KB)

17:00-20:40

Murase Room, Japan Society

Integrated and Inclusive Approaches to the SDGs in Asia and Globally: Coming Together Around Shared Solutions

Participation from IGES:
Kazuhiko TAKEUCHI, IGES President
Junichi FUJINO, City Taskforce, Programme Director, IGES
Nobue AMANUMA, Senior Policy Researcher, Sustainability Governance Centre
Eric ZUSMAN, Research Leader, Sustainability Governance Centre

Agenda (111KB)

20:00-21:00

Murase Room, Japan Society

The Co-Delivery of Air Pollution and Climate Change Co-Benefits in Asia: Building Integrated Solutions Across Borders

Participation from IGES:
Eric ZUSMAN, Research Leader, Sustainability Governance Centre

9:00 - 11:00

UNDP Conference Room

VLR-Lab x HLPF: Learning Workshop

Participation from IGES:
Kazuhiko TAKEUCHI, IGES President
Junichi FUJINO, City Taskforce, Programme Director, IGES
Hirotaka KOIKE, City Taskforce, Policy Researcher, IGES

Agenda (182KB)

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What is HLPF?

( Source: United Nations Information Centre )

The High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) is the main United Nations platform on sustainable development, mandated in 2012 by the outcome document of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), The Future We Want

Convened under the auspices of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the Forum meets annually for eight days, including a three-day ministerial segment; the Forum also comes together every four years at the level of Heads of State and Government for two days under the auspices of the General Assembly.

HLPF’s first meeting was held on 24 September 2013. Replacing the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, which had met annually since 1993, HLPF is central to the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

UN General Assembly resolution 70/299 provides further guidance on the Forum. the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.

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