04 April 2019
Mediatization shapes public discourses and influences the way in which the SDGs are discussed. Communication plays an important and sometimes decisive role when it comes to the awareness and acceptance of the SDGs. Digitalization and globalization also pose new challenges and opportunities for all stakeholders, including the scientific community. This symposium, organized by the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), will highlight these aspects, discuss the consequences across disciplines, and examine the implications of research related to the implementation of the SDGs.
IIASA Director General Albert van Jaarsveld, Deputy Director General Nebojsa Nakicenovic, and Wolfgang Lutz, IIASA World Population Program Director, will join a number of leaders from government and academia, such as Anton Zeilinger, President, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Heinz Faßmann, Minister, Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, and Ban Ki-moon, Former Secretary-General, United Nations.
4 April 09:45-10:15
Wolfgang Lutz, IIASA World Population Program Director, will give an introduction to the global Sustainable Development Goals and what they mean for the countries of the global north.
4 April 14:00-15:30
IIASA Director General Albert van Jaarsveld will chair a session on “Meeting the challenges of SDG 15: Life on land” and educating and raising awareness by practicing sciences to achieve SDG 15 in a mediatized world.
4 April 18:30-19:30
5 April 09:00-10:30
Lutz will chair Session 4 on SDG3: Good Health and Well-Being and the challenges for demographic health research.
ÖAW invites poster contributions from researchers in Austria, particularly on the following topics:
The deadline for paper submission is 25 January.
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