The first part of the Forum will include keynote presentations in English and Estonian, with translation. The second part of the event will be held in Estonian, dedicated to reflections and discussions on the Statistics Estonia publication.


09.30-10.00 Registration and welcome coffee

10.00-10.20 Welcome addresses by Eiki Nestor, Speaker of the Estonian Parliament and SEI Tallinn’s Sustainable Development Programme Director:

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  • Programme Director, Senior Expert (Sustainable Development Programme)

10.20-10.45 Keynote presentation: Linkages and the meaning of SDGs

10.44-11.10 Keynote presentation: SDG Index 2018 by Christian Kroll, Bertelsmann Stiftung (by Skype)

11.10-11.30 Keynote presentation (in Estonian): 50 years of Club of Rome activities on Sustainable Development by Andres Tarand, Club of Rome, Estonia

11.30-12.00 Keynote presentation (in Estonian): Overview of the state of the art and trends: indicators relevant for the sustainable development goals in Estonia by Kaia Oras, Statistics Estonia

12.00-13.00 Panel discussion: Reflections on the progress and trends by members of the Estonian Sustainable Development Commission

Sigrid Solnik, Roundtable of Estonian Development Cooperation

Teele Pehk, Estonian Cooperation Assembly

Roomet Sõrmus, Estonian Chamber of Agriculture and Commerce

Kai Klein, Estonian Council of Environmental NGOs

Mihkel Annus, Estonian Renewable Energy Association

Eili Lepik, Government Office, Advisor on Sustainable Development

13.00-13.15 Closing the Forum

13.15-14.00 Lunch buffet

The Forum is organised by SEI Tallinn in cooperation with the Environmental Commission of the Estonian Parliament, Government Office, Ministry of the Environment, Statistics Estonia and the Sustainable Development Commission at the Government Office. The Forum is partially funded by the Environmental Investment Centre .