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29 November 2023
Palais des Nations
Europe/Zurich timezone

We are at the midpoint to 2030 and progress on the Sustainable Development Goals is nowhere where it should be. There are valid questions to be asked as to why the international community is not delivering on the promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement. Arguably, the lack of progress has led to frustration, complacency and ultimately inaction. So, what’s the missing link? Is it agency? Do people feel empowered to act? Are we omitting human emotions from the equation?  

In collaboration with the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences, the American Psychological Association, the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations, and the Federation of Swiss Psychologists, the SDG Lab is hosting a talk as part of its “So What’s Next” series entitled “Emotions - A Missing Link Towards Long-Term Sustainability?". 

The session will unpack the role of emotions and the broader field of affective sciences in advancing the SDGs and long-term sustainability. Shedding light on these and other aspects will be experts and practitioners who will share both theoretical and practical insights into how tapping into human emotions and psychology could give the needed boost to deliver long-term and transformational change.  

Join this interactive exchange designed with the following values in mind:  

  • Inclusivity, Diversity and Care
  • Intergenerational Equity
  • Collective Intelligence 

Please find more information about programme and speakers by accessing the documents attached at the bottom right corner of the page.

About So What’s next series  
“So What’s Next” series is built around the notion of promoting systems change. It strives to overcome short-termism in favour of a long-term sustainability approach. Themes covered by the series will relate to regenerative development, future generations, and inter-generational impact, alongside examining the role of emotions and the broader field of affective sciences in systemically enhancing sustainability as a way of life. These topics are key accelerators of progress as outlined in the UN Secretary-General's Our Common Agenda, a framework for the future of global cooperation, aimed at boosting SDG implementation. 

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Europe/Zurich
In-Person
Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
H Building Auditorium Stairs