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Time is Now! For Sustainable Development
February 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
“There’s No Plan B, because There’s No Planet B”
– António Guterres UN Secretary-General
On September 25th 2015, United Nations countries adopted 17 goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda titled “Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”
Sustainable development is everyone’s business, if you live on planet earth these 17 goals matter for you and your children.
In the Okanagan, we’ve seen the impact of climate change this summer as we watched our lake flood and forests burn. We see poverty in our streets, gender inequalities in business, and overconsumption of our wants versus needs. But we also see a community working together to stock food banks, improve the quality of education and support economic growth.
Time is Now! For Sustainable Development is a Mayoral forum on Cities & The SDGs. More than half of the Sustainable Development Goals’ 169 targets depend on the work of local governments. Come ask the hard questions!
The Global Marketplace, which takes place in the foyer prior to and after the forum, will highlight the good that IS being done by groups and individuals within our community. Purchase fair-trade goods and learn more about the causes you care most about.
- An interview with Maria Puch operations director of the Sustainable Development Network – a ‘think tank’ operating under the United Nations Secretary General
- Musical Performance by Lucky Monkey
- Visual Artist on-stage to capture the evening’s key take-aways
6:00 PM – Global Marketplace begins in foyer
6:30 – Opening Remarks -With music entertainment from Lucky Monkey, entertaining MC, and a visual artist to caputre the evenings’ key take-aways
6:45 – Global perspective from United Nations representative, Maria Cortes Puch
6:55 – Introduction to panel
7:00 – Sustainable Development Discussion with Okanagan Mayors from Peachland, West Kelowna, Kelowna and Lake Country, WFN Cheif, and Okanagan Regional District (TBC)
7:50 – Musical performance by Lucky Monkey
8:00 – Event wraps up, Global Marketplace continues in foyer
8:30 – Global Marketplace wraps up
Tickets are only $10.00