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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) since 2020 to mid-2024 (part – 1)

Major events related to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) since 2020 to mid-2024 is quite extensive. Here’s a condensed list with key details:

  1. COP26
    • Country: United Kingdom
    • Venue: Scottish Event Campus (SEC)
    • City: Glasgow
    • Date: November 2021
    • Agenda: Addressing global climate change commitments under the Paris Agreement, focusing on carbon neutrality, adaptation measures, and financial support for developing countries.
    • Brief: Organized by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), COP26 aimed to secure global cooperation on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and limiting global warming.
  2. Earth Day 50th Anniversary
    • Country: Global (virtual)
    • Date: April 2020
    • Agenda: Celebrating Earth Day with a focus on environmental protection, sustainability education, and global environmental advocacy.
    • Brief: Coordinated by Earth Day Network, the event marked half a century of efforts to promote environmental consciousness and sustainable living worldwide.
  3. World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF)
    • Country: Finland
    • Venue: Finlandia Hall
    • City: Helsinki
    • Date: September 2021
    • Agenda: Promoting circular economy principles, resource efficiency, and sustainable production and consumption practices.
    • Brief: Hosted by Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund, WCEF brought together global leaders to discuss strategies for transitioning to a circular economy model.
  4. UN Ocean Conference 2022
    • Country: Portugal
    • Venue: Lisbon Congress Centre
    • City: Lisbon
    • Date: June 2022
    • Agenda: Addressing marine pollution, sustainable fisheries, ocean acidification, and conservation of marine biodiversity.
    • Brief: Organized by the United Nations to mobilize global action for the sustainable use of oceans, seas, and marine resources.
  5. Asia-Pacific Climate Week
    • Country: Various (regional event)
    • Date: July 2023
    • Agenda: Focusing on climate action, sustainable development, and green economy initiatives in the Asia-Pacific region.
    • Brief: Co-hosted by UN Climate Change, the event aimed to strengthen climate resilience and enhance regional cooperation on environmental issues.
  6. Africa Green Growth Forum
    • Country: Rwanda
    • Venue: Kigali Convention Centre
    • City: Kigali
    • Date: November 2021
    • Agenda: Promoting green growth, renewable energy investment, and sustainable development across Africa.
    • Brief: Organized by the Government of Rwanda and partners, the forum facilitated discussions on sustainable economic practices and climate resilience in Africa.
  7. Global Sustainable Finance Conference
    • Country: Switzerland
    • Venue: International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG)
    • City: Geneva
    • Date: March 2022
    • Agenda: Exploring sustainable finance strategies, impact investing, and integrating ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) factors into financial decision-making.
    • Brief: Hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), the conference aimed to drive investments towards sustainable development goals globally.
  8. World Water Week
    • Country: Sweden
    • Venue: Stockholm City Conference Centre
    • City: Stockholm
    • Date: August 2022
    • Agenda: Addressing water-related challenges, sustainable water management, and achieving water-related SDGs.
    • Brief: Organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), the event brought together stakeholders to promote water security and sustainability worldwide.
  9. Global Climate Action Summit
    • Country: United States
    • Venue: Moscone Center
    • City: San Francisco
    • Date: September 2020
    • Agenda: Showcasing climate action commitments by cities, regions, businesses, and civil society to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.
    • Brief: Co-chaired by the State of California, the event aimed to drive ambitious climate action at all levels of society.
  10. UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15)
    • Country: China
    • Venue: Kunming International Convention and Exhibition Center
    • City: Kunming
    • Date: October 2023
    • Agenda: Setting biodiversity conservation targets for the next decade, addressing biodiversity loss, ecosystem restoration, and sustainable development.
    • Brief: Organized by the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), COP15 aimed to adopt a post-2020 global biodiversity framework.
  1. International Solar Alliance (ISA) Founding Ceremony
    • Country: India
    • Venue: Rashtrapati Bhavan
    • City: New Delhi
    • Date: October 2020
    • Agenda: Promoting solar energy deployment, reducing reliance on fossil fuels, and advancing renewable energy access globally.
    • Brief: Co-founded by India and France, ISA aims to mobilize USD 1 trillion towards solar projects by 2030, fostering sustainable development in member countries.
  2. Smart Cities Expo World Congress
    • Country: Spain
    • Venue: Fira de Barcelona Gran Via
    • City: Barcelona
    • Date: November 2021
    • Agenda: Showcasing smart city solutions, urban sustainability innovations, and technologies to enhance quality of life.
    • Brief: Organized by Fira de Barcelona, the event gathered urban planners, technology providers, and policymakers to discuss sustainable urban development.
  3. Global Landscapes Forum (GLF)
    • Country: Global (virtual and physical events)
    • Date: Various editions since 2020
    • Agenda: Addressing sustainable land use, biodiversity conservation, and community resilience in landscapes worldwide.
    • Brief: Coordinated by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and partners, GLF promotes integrated approaches to land management and restoration.
  4. International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD)
    • Country: United States
    • Venue: Columbia University
    • City: New York City
    • Date: September 2022
    • Agenda: Discussing interdisciplinary approaches to sustainable development, poverty eradication, and social inclusion.
    • Brief: Hosted by the Earth Institute at Columbia University, ICSD brings together academics, practitioners, and policymakers to advance sustainable development goals.
  5. World Urban Forum (WUF)
    • Country: United Arab Emirates
    • Venue: Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC)
    • City: Abu Dhabi
    • Date: February 2023
    • Agenda: Addressing urbanization challenges, sustainable urban development, and inclusive cities.
    • Brief: Organized by UN-Habitat, WUF provides a platform for stakeholders to exchange ideas and solutions for sustainable urbanization.

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