April 13, 2016 | 3 - 5pm ET

The Future of the Sustainable Development Goals

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, D.C.

The Sustainable Development Goals, which build upon the success and shortfalls of the Millennium Development Goals, introduce 17 goals and 169 targets to guide global efforts to tackle poverty, inequality, and environmental change through 2030. With the success of the 2015 Paris Conference of Parties, the global climate community has been given a new mandate to create a better world while protecting our planet.

On April 13, in commemoration of World Earth Month, a panel of experts will discuss specific SDGs, such as water and health; regional perspectives and how they can be accomplished in the 2030 timeframe; and the role of the public and private sectors.


Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania, Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

Managing our Planet Series

The conversation is part of the ongoing “Managing Our Planet” series, jointly developed by George Mason University and the Wilson Center’s Brazil Institute and Environmental Change and Security Program. The series, now in its fifth year, is premised on the fact that humanity’s impacts are planetary in scale and require planetary-scale solutions.


Thomas E. Lovejoy

Senior Fellow, United Nations Foundation; University Professor, George Mason University

Thomas will make introductory remarks.

Sneha Barot

Senior Public Policy Associate, Guttmacher Institute

Sarah Davidson

Manager, Water Policy, World Wildlife Fund

Melinda Kimble

Senior Vice President, United Nations Foundation; EcoAgriculture Partners Board Member

Eliza Northrop

Associate, International Climate Initiative, World Resources Institute

Cletus Springer

Director, Department of Sustainable Development, Organization of American States