Scientific and technological innovation promotes urban carbon neutrality Side-event at the STI Forum 2023
Since 2016, the Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology, and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum), convened by the UNECOSOC and organized by the United Nations Interagency Task Force on Science, Technology, and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (IATT) and a 10-member Group, has been held annually at the UN Headquarters in New York. It is a key part of the Technology Facilitation Mechanism (TFM). The STI Forum will facilitate discussions on cooperation in science, technology, and innovation in support of the SDGs in accordance with current mandates and as in past years. Therefore, this forum will bring together leading experts and academics in the field of sustainable development, with a focusing on the role of scientific and technological innovation in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. It will also report its research results to the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) on an annual basis.
This year, the eighth annual Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs (STI Forum), convened by the President of ECOSOC Her Excellency Lachezara Stoeva who has appointed two co-chairs - H.E. Ms. Mathu Joyini, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations and H.E. Mr. Thomas Woodroffe, United Kingdom Ambassador to the UN Economic and Social Council, will be held from 3 to 4 May 2023. This year's STI Forum will focus on SDG6(clean water and sanitation), SDG7(affordable and clean energy), SDG9(industry, innovation and infrastructure), SDG11(sustainable cities and communities), SDG17(partnerships for the goals).
The forum will provide a platform for stakeholders from governments, international organizations, enterprises, colleges and universities, NGOs, etc. to share successful experiences and identify existing issues in sustainable development. To better advancing the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development from city’s level, and give full play the role of multi-partners in promoting urban carbon neutrality through scientific and technological innovation.The Scientific and technological innovation promotes urban carbon neutrality is planning to be held by SISD, which will be a side event on the STI Forum 2023. A summary incorporating the key recommendations and messages will be submitted to the UN Secretariat after the Session. Details please see https://sisd.org.cn/.
The theme for the STI Forum 2023 will be: “Science, technology and innovation for accelerating the recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at all levels”. The main objective of the Session will closely be closely aligned with that and will have an exclusive focus on the role and contributions of science, technology and innovation. The Session hopes will provide a platform to:
s Research on the collaborative innovation application of industry-university-research
s Explore the role of technological innovation in promoting sustainable urban development
s Analyze the innovative models of the latest sustainable development cases and explore how to promote the achievement of regional dual carbon goals through continuous cooperation
III. Format, time and venue
As one of the side events of the STI Forum 2023, the session that theme is “Scientific and technological innovation promotes urban carbon neutrality” will be organized virtually on Thursday, May 4 2023, from Beijing time 8:30-9:45p.m.（8:30-9:45a.m. NY time）in Shenzhen, China by ZOOM.
Please join us via ZOOM as below:
Time: Beijing time 8:30-10:00pm, 4 May
The session will also extend its internal nature of general principle of collaboration and multi-stakeholder, including United Nations entities, civil society and NGOs, private sector, philanthropic sector, scientific community, academia, youth, indigenous peoples and other stakeholder groups. It is important to secure participation from the broad range of communities among S&T field and sustainable development realm.
Ⅳ. Organizational structure
Commission on Experimental and Demonstration Zones of Sustainable Development; Chinese Society for Sustainable Development;
Carbon neutrality Professional Committee of Chinese Society for Sustainable Development;
Science-Innovation Institute of Sustainable Development, Shenzhen
Science-Innovation Institute of Sustainable Development, Longgang, Shenzhen;
Tencent Westart(Shenzhen), Shenzhen Bay Technology, UDO
s Mr. Xinzhang Sun, Chairman of Commission on Experimental and Demonstration Zones of Sustainable Development; Chinese Society for Sustainable Development; Deputy director of Strategic Research and Regional Development Division of the Administrative Center for China’s Agenda 21
s Leaders of The Administrative Center for China’s Agenda 21
s Leaders of Chinese embassies abroad
s Representative of Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40)
Topic: Keynote speech or typical case study on urban carbon neutrality:
s Moderator: Dr. Yalong Zhang, Dean of SISD
s Panels: Urban managers, planners, designers, builders, scientists, educators, business managers, public interest advocates in the field of sustainable development
Ø Dr. Jinhe Fu: Former Director of Host Country Department, International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR) ;
Ø Academician Jishan He: Academician of the CAE Member;
Ø Academician Tianshou Zhao: Academician of the CAS Member, President of the carbon neutrality and Energy Research Institute of South University of Science and Technology;
Ø Mr. Kangyong Xie: Director of the Science and Technology Bureau of Hainan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture；
Ø Mr. Shaozhi Yu: Deputy District Chief of Wanbailin District, Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province；
Ø Mr. Fu Tan: Deputy County Magistrate of Weichang County, Hebei Province;
Ø Mr. Xinrong Zhang: President of the Beijing Energy Society, Professor of Peking University;
Ø Mr. Tao Hu: 50 carbon neutrality people in China, President of Hushi Research Institute;
Ø Dean Dawei Zhang: Dean of the Underground Space Research Institute of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen);
Ø Mr. Jiutian Zhang: Director of carbon neutrality Special Committee of China Society for Sustainable Development, Professor of Beijing Normal University;
Ø Mr. Zhengguo Li: President of carbon neutrality Research Institute of Shenzhen Polytechnic;
Ø Mr. Haixing Zhao: Executive Vice President of Qinghai Plateau Sustainable Development Research Institute;
Ø Mr. Yuyuan Cao: Director of the Office of Qinghai Plateau Sustainable Development Research Institute;
Ø Mr. Yangang Chen: Secretary General of the ESG Committee of CIMC Group;
Ø Ms.Wanyu Xiong: Vice President of Tianqi Lithium Industry;
Ø Mr. Qin Yuming: Director of the Environment and Energy Department of Foxconn Industrial Internet Co., Ltd.
Ø Mr. Hao Xu: Head of Tencent carbon neutrality Laboratory
s Release carbon neutrality city cases