Bjørn Enge Bertelsen, Director of the Global Research Programme on Inequality (GRIP), is the moderator for the breakfast seminar for Day Zero of the SDG Conference Bergen 2020.
The breakfast seminar on Day Zero asks how the social sciences and the humanities can contribute with knowledge to achieve the SDGs and confront the challenges brought on by the Anthropocene age.
In the age of the Anthropocene, the turbulent relationship humans have to nature has brought on climate change and the sixth mass extinction of species on the planet. Since 1950, the human population has tripled and the global economy is 15 times bigger. At the same time, global inequalities are greater than ever.
Looking into these challenges, the seminar led by GRIP Director Bjørn Enge Bertelsen, will discuss some profound contemporary issues related to technology development, global inequality, democracy and sustainability.
The seminar will be held at Kvarteret, 08:00-09.30 on February 5, and has the following panel:
Eira Garrido, Student, University of Bergen.
Tone Fløtten, Director, The Fafo Institute for Labour and Social Research, Oslo.
Alfredo Brillembourg, Architect and Funder of Urban Think Tank
Carolyn Medel-Anonuevo, Senior Programme Specialist / Head of Education Unit, UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa
Nina Therese Maubach, Special Adviser, Global Development, Research Council of Norway
Moderator Bjørn Enge Bertelsen, Director of Global Research Programme in Inequality (GRIP), University of Bergen.
Day Zero and SDG Conference Bergen
Day Zero is an opportunity for the higher education sector to reflect upon how the UN Agenda can be driven forward. Day Zero raises topics relevant to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, and offers an arena for debates, networking and workshops.
Day Zero sets the stage for the annual national SDG Conference Bergen, initiated by the University of Bergen. The SDG Conference is planned in dialogue with other Norwegian universities, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Ministry of Education and Research. 2020 will be the third year the conference is held.