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The Nordic Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (NordCham Philippines), together with the Embassies of Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden in Manila, is organizing the online edition of the Nordic Ambassadors' Forum: Perspectives on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Focusing on Quality Education, Affordable and Clean Energy, and Decent Work and Economic Growth on 28 October 2020 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM on the Zoom platform.


The forum is part of the Nordic Talks, supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers (Norden).


Our keynote speakers will share Nordic Perspectives on selected sustainability development goals, while representatives from companies and organizations will share their reactions for each track.


SDG 4: Quality Education - To ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning

Getting to the point of achieving inclusive and quality education for all strengthens the belief in the enormous role education plays in achieving sustainable development. The goal is to ensure that all girls and boys will be able to complete free primary and secondary schooling by 2030. It aims as well to provide equal access to affordable vocational training, to eliminate gender and wealth disparities, and achieve universal access to a quality higher education.


SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy - To ensure access to affordable and sustainable energy for all

The population continually grows so would the demand for cheaper and more efficient energy. To achieve SDG 7 energy productivity must be improved; investments in solar, wind, and thermal power are essential; and ensuring energy for all is a must.


SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth - To promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all.

In achieving the goal of full and productive employment, and decent work for all men and women, economies should encourage entrepreneurship and job creation. Other key factors that will drive the achievement of the goal are sustainable economic growth, higher levels of productivity, and innovation.


United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

* The content of this publication has not been approved by the United Nations and does not reflect the views of the United Nations or its officials or Member States


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Oct 28, 2020

3 PM - 6 PM (GMT+8)

Agenda

  • Event Opening
    2:45 PM - 3 PMRoom Opens for Participants
    3 PM - 3:05 PMWelcome Remarks
    Bo Lundqvist, President, NordCham Philippines
    SDG 4: Quality Education
    3:05 PM - 3:15 PMKeynote Message on SDG 4: Quality Education
    Ambassador-Designate Juha Pyykkö, Embassy of Finland Manila

    Finland is using the whole-of-society and whole-of-Government approach in implementing Sustainable Development. One focus is the promotion of education with the aid of the dynamic features of its Finnish educational system. Finland educators are partnering with companies and organizations to offer Finnish education know-how and learning solutions on a global scale.
    3:15 PM - 3:25 PMInsights into SDG 4
    Grace David
    Chief Marketing & Partnerships Officer, Edukasyon.ph

    Napoleon K. Juanillo, Jr., Founder and Convenor at The Institutes for Research, Innovation and Scholarship (The IRIS)
    3:25 PM - 3:35 PMQ & A
    3:35 PM - 3:40 PMWrap Up
    SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy - Energy Efficiency
    3:45 PM - 3:55 PMKeynote Message on SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy focusing on Energy-efficiency
    Ambassador Grete Sillasen, Royal Danish Embassy Manila

    Buildings account for 40 percent of global energy consumption and nearly the same share of CO2 emissions. Consequently, reducing the energy consumption of buildings will be a key priority for any country or community striving to lower energy expenses and reduce CO2 emissions. With today’s technologies, it is possible to reduce energy consumption in buildings by at least 50 percent. For decades, Denmark has focused on energy efficiency in buildings and energy-efficient solutions are widely implemented in both new-built, renovated and retrofitted housing, offices and public institutions across the nation. Over the past four decades, Denmark's economy has grown almost 80%, while energy consumption remains largely unchanged. (State of Green).
    3:55 PM - 4:05 PMInsights into SDG 7
    Niels Robert Arbjerg, Asia Pacific Regional President, Danfoss

    Stephan Skare Enevoldsen, Special Advisor, Centre for Global Cooperation, Danish Energy Agency
    4:05 PM - 4:15 PMQ & A
    4:15 PM - 4:20 PMWrap Up
    SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy - Hydroelectricity
    4:25 PM - 4:35 PMKeynote Message on SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy focusing on Hydro-electricity
    Ambassador Bjørn Staurset Jahnsen, Royal Norwegian Embassy Manila

    Norway's experience is that renewable energy has been a key factor in social and economic development. Sustainable development is not possible without access to sustainable energy. In order to provide energy for all, contribute to poverty reduction and to fight global warming, we need to increase the share of sustainable energy on a global level. The transition to sustainable energy systems also presents a major opportunity when this is based on viable business models and involvement of the private sector.
    4:35 PM - 4:45 PMInsights into SDG 7 on Hydroelectricity
    Torbjørn E. Kirkeby-Garstad, Executive Vice President Asia, SN Power 

    Juha Kuusisto, Managing Director, Wärtsilä Philippines, Inc.
    4:45 PM - 4:55 PMQ & A
    4:55 PM - 5 PMWrap Up
    SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
    5:05 PM - 5:15 PMKeynote Message on SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
    Ambassador Harald Fries, Embassy of Sweden Manila

    To support the achievement of SDG 8 on decent work and economic growth, the Global Deal for Decent Work and Inclusive Growth was initiated by the Swedish Prime Minister and developed in cooperation with ILO and OECD. The Global Deal has now grown into a multi-stakeholder partnership of governments, businesses, and employers’ organisations, trade unions, civil society, and other organisations. The aim of the Global Deal partnership is to foster social dialogue, consultation, negotiation between or among representatives of governments, employers and workers on economic and social policy issues. Against a background of the jobs crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to invest in decent work in order to rebuild labour markets in a better way.
    5:15 PM - 5:25 PMInsights into SDG 8
    Khalid Hassan, Country Director, International Labour Organization Manila

    Georg Platzer, Market Development Manager and Store Manager of IKEA Pasay City, IKEA Southeast Asia
    5:25 PM - 5:35 PMQ & A
    5:35 PM - 5:40 PMWrap Up
    Closing
    5:40 PM - 5:50 PMClosing Remarks
    Jesper Svenningsen, Executive Director, NordCham Philippines

Speakers

  • Juha Pyykkö (Ambassador-Designate at Embassy of Finland Manila)

    Juha Pyykkö

    Ambassador-Designate at Embassy of Finland Manila

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  • Grete Sillasen (Ambassador at Royal Danish Embassy in Manila)

    Grete Sillasen

    Ambassador at Royal Danish Embassy in Manila

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  • Bjørn Staurset Jahnsen (Ambassador at Embassy of Norway Manila)

    Bjørn Staurset Jahnsen

    Ambassador at Embassy of Norway Manila

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  • Harald Fries (Ambassador at Embassy of Sweden - Manila)

    Harald Fries

    Ambassador at Embassy of Sweden - Manila

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  • Grace David (Chief Marketing & Partnerships Officer at Edukasyon.ph)

    Grace David

    Chief Marketing & Partnerships Officer at Edukasyon.ph

  • Napoleon K. Juanillo, Jr. (Founder and Convenor of The Institutes for Research, Innovation and Scholarship (The IRIS))

    Napoleon K. Juanillo, Jr.

    Founder and Convenor of The Institutes for Research, Innovation and Scholarship (The IRIS)

  • Niels Robert Arbjerg (Asia Pacific Regional President at Danfoss Inc.)

    Niels Robert Arbjerg

    Asia Pacific Regional President at Danfoss Inc.

  • Stephan Skare Enevoldsen (Special Advisor at Centre for Global Cooperation, Danish Energy Agency)

    Stephan Skare Enevoldsen

    Special Advisor at Centre for Global Cooperation, Danish Energy Agency

  • Torbjørn E. Kirkeby-Garstad (Executive Vice President Asia at SN Power)

    Torbjørn E. Kirkeby-Garstad

    Executive Vice President Asia at SN Power

  • Juha Kuusisto (Managing Director of Wärtsilä Philippines, Inc.)

    Juha Kuusisto

    Managing Director of Wärtsilä Philippines, Inc.

  • Khalid Hassan (Country Director of International Labour Organization Manila)

    Khalid Hassan

    Country Director of International Labour Organization Manila

  • Georg Platzer (Market Development Manager and Store Manager of IKEA Pasay City at IKEA Southeast Asia)

    Georg Platzer

    Market Development Manager and Store Manager of IKEA Pasay City at IKEA Southeast Asia

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  • Bo Lundqvist (President at NordCham)

    Bo Lundqvist

    President at NordCham

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  • Jesper Svenningsen (Executive Director of NordCham Phillippines)

    Jesper Svenningsen

    Executive Director of NordCham Phillippines

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