When the UN member states agreed in 2012 to start defining a new set of common goals to guide global development from 2015, a clear message was that the new Sustainable Development Goals would be universally applicable, reflecting the diverse challenges of, but shared responsibility for, sustainable development. But what does that mean for the “developed” world? What changes will need to happen within the European Union and its member states, and the ways they interact with the global system, to contribute to the post-2015 agenda?

What Could the Sustainable Development Goals Mean for Sweden and Europe?, held at Stockholm’s Europahuset, explores these questions. with a special focus on sustainable production and consumption.

The seminar includes presentations by Johan Wullt, Acting Head of the European Commission Representation (@EC_StockholmRep), Måns Nilsson and Elena Dawkins of SEI, followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A moderated by SEI Director Johan L. Kuylenstierna (@JKuylenstierna). (See the full programme.)

The panelists include representatives of the policy, business, civil society and research communities: Kajsa B. Olofsgård (@KajsaBOlofsgrd), Sweden’s Post-2015 Ambassador; Marie Baumgarts (@MBaumgarts), Head of Corporate Responsibility at Tele2; Hanna Hansson (@HannaHansson_), Swedish Coordinator for Beyond 2015 http://www.concord.se/what-we-do/1456-2/?lang=en, CONCORD Sverige; along with Johan Wullt and Måns Nilsson.

See the full programme and read more.

Read more about SEI’s involvement in the SDG process, including through the Independent Research Forum (IRF2015).