Domesticating the SDGs
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) build on the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and call for action by all countries -- poor, rich, and middle-income -- to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and addresses a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection. Countries have the primary responsibility for follow-up and review of the progress made in implementing the SDGs, which will require quality, accessible and timely data collection.
Panelists discuss what a national plan to adopt the SDGs might look like, and what the benefits to, and roles, for the various sectors would be.
JP Bervoets - Community Foundations of Canada, Vice President of Partnerships and Public Engagement
Helle Bank Jorgensen - President, Global Compact Network Canada (GCNC)
Jean-Noe Landry - Executive Director, Open North
Cara Williams - Chief Advisor of International Relations, Statistics Canada