Policies and projects promoting sustainable development include the use of safeguards to avoid negative impacts, can increase stakeholder support and public acceptance, increase market value and raise ambition on climate action. The growing awareness of integrated solutions is related to development of new SDG assessment tools to help identify how projects and policies can maximise benefits, as well as avoid or mitigate negative impacts.
On 3 February, a webinar co-organised by IGES, the Asian Development Bank and UNEP DTU Partnership provided policymakers and stakeholders with an introduction to existing and new SDG assessment tools at the project level in Asia.
The webinar is part of a knowledge-exchange webinar series jointly organized by the Asian Development Bank, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, and the UNEP-DTU Partnership.
2108-11 Kamiyamaguchi, Hayama, Kanagawa, 240-0115 Japan
E-mail: [email protected]
MODERATOR: Dr. Karen Holm Olsen, Senior Researcher, UNEP DTU Partnership
|OPENING REMARKS||Dr. Eric Zusman, Research Director, IGES|
|9:10-9:40||PRESENTATIONS||ADB Co-benefits Assessment Methodology and Tool
Virender Kumar Duggal, Principal Climate Change Specialist, ADB
|SDG Impact Tool for Assessing Contribution towards SDGs
Hugh Salway, Head of Environmental Markets, Gold Standard Foundation
|9:40-10:00||PANEL DISCUSSION||Haseeb Bakhtary, Consultant, Climate Focus, US|
|Hadika Jamshaid, Ministry of Climate Change, Government of Pakistan|
|Naoki Matsuo, Principal Policy Researcher, IGES, Japan|
|10:00–10:15||QUESTION AND ANSWER|