African Agriculture @ UNGA 73 and Global Goals Week (7)

  • 27th September 2018
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23-29 September 2018. New York. Food systems, hunger and nutrition received a great deal of attention during Global Goals Week.

26 September 2018. Global Goals Week coincided not only with the UNGA’s general debate, but also with the annual Climate Week NYC. This year Climate Week comes on the heels of the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, California, US. 
Events in New York included the One Planet Summit, the first annual Climate and ESG Asset Owner Summit, and an evening gathering on ‘Building Sustainable Cities to Fight Climate Change.’

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• Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO, Thrive Global
• His Excellency Emmanuel Macron, President of the Republic of France
• Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations
• Michael R. Bloomberg, UN Special Envoy for Climate Action
• Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group Scientific Testimony
• Professor Johan Rockström, Director Designate of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Act One: 
Sharing Solutions to Deliver Local, National, and Global Climate Action

  • Her Excellency Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand
  • Moderator: John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg L.P.
  • His Excellency Wang Yi, Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China
  • Tri Rismaharini, Mayor, Surabaya, The Republic of Indonesia
  • Paul Polman, Chief Executive Officer, Unilever
  • Ruth Porat, Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, Alphabet and Google

Europe and Climate Action

  • Moderator : Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
  • His Excellency Sauli Niinistö, President of the Republic of Finland
  • His Excellency Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón, President of the Government of Spain
  • His Excellency Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission

Act Two: 
Investing in the Transition to Low-Emissions, Inclusive, and Resilient Economies

  • Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group

Public and Private Finance for the Transition

  • Moderator: Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund Sovereign Wealth Funds
  • Her Excellency Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Norway
  • His Excellency Yasir Othman Al-Rumayyan, Chief Executive, Secretary-General, and Managing Director, Public Investment Fund

De-Risking the Transition

  • Larry Fink, Chairman and CEO, Blackrock Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures
  • Moderator: Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO, Thrive Global
  • The Honorable Mark Carney, Governor, Bank of England
  • His Excellency Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice-President, European Commission

Act Three: Protecting Vulnerable Populations

  • Bill Gates, Co-Founder, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Moderator: Zain Verjee, CEO, Zain Verjee Group
  • His Excellency Faure Gnassingbé, President of The Togolese Republic
  • Her Excellency Hilda Heine, President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands
  • Leontino Balbo, Executive Vice-President, The Balbo Group

Closing: His Excellency Emmanuel Macron, President of the Republic of France