BMBF Innovation Talk: "A green recovery needs green innovation"

Friday, 9 July 2021
14:00 - 15:00 (UTC+02:00) Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna

Online panel discussion on the occasion of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

At the beginning of the Decade of Action, there are only nine years left to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). As key levers of sustainable development we need science and innovation not only to build a sustainable future for all but also to build back better after Covid-19. A green recovery is essential for fulfilling the SDGs. Science and research come up with brilliant ideas for a green recovery. But will these ideas spread quickly enough to make a real change? Who should act as driver for green innovation? Governments? Business?

An online panel discussion organized by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) aims to illustrate how research and innovation can contribute to implementing the SDGs. Following a welcome message by Anja Karliczek, Germany´s Minister for Education and Research, experts from science, industry and innovation will discuss the challenges and highlight promising solutions.


14:00  Opening remarks by Anja Karliczek, Germany´s Minister for Education and Reserach

14:10  Panel discussion with:

Barbara Diehl, Responsible for partnerships with Science and Business, Federal Agency for Disruptive Innovation, Germany
Cherry Murray, Professor for Physics, University of Arizona, USA
Christian von Olshausen, Chief Technology Officer, Sunfire GmbH, Germany
Åsa Persson, Research Director and Deputy Director, Stockholm Institute for the Environment, Sweden
Volker Rieke, Director-General "Provision for the Future - Basic Research and Research for Sustainable Development", Germany
Johan Rockström, Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany

14:45  Q&A

15:00  End of the event