Patterns of Sustainable Development as Defined Today

January 12, 2017, 09:30 – 11:30, Building 5, 5th Floor, Assembly Hall

Issues for Discussion

  • Challenges to long-term development -- why should development be sustainable?
  • Long-term goals of sustainable development
  • Paris climate change agreement -- seriousness of voluntary goals and initiatives
  • Low emission development strategies -- additional load on the economy or growth driver?
  • Technological challenges and demand for innovation
  • The role of business in achieving sustainable development



  • Tarja Halonen
    Tarja Halonen

    President, Republic of Finland (2000-2012); Co-chair, UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Global Sustainability

  • Jeffrey Sachs
    Jeffrey Sachs

    Special Adviser to the Secretary-General of the UN; Director, Earth Institute, Columbia University (2002-2016)

  • Guido Schmidt-Traub
    Guido Schmidt-Traub

    Executive Director, the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)

  • Clyde Tuggle
    Clyde Tuggle

    Senior Vice-President, Coca-Cola Company


  • Svetlana Lukash
    Svetlana Lukash

    Russian Sherpa in the G20

  • Marina Larionova
    Marina Larionova

    Vice-President, Committee on International Cooperation, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs

  • Oleg Lugovoy
    Oleg Lugovoy

    Research Advisor, Center for Economic Modeling of Energy and Environment, RANEPA