BPC takes part in T20 Summit Japan 2019 and discusses the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

On May 26-27, the Think20 (T20), an official engagement group of Japan’s 2019 G20 presidency, convened at the T20 Summit Japan 2019 held in Tokyo, gathering important researchers from several countries in order to discuss the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The T20 is chaired by the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) in coordination with the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA) as well as the Institute for International Monetary Affairs (IIMA) and serves as a research and policy advice network assisting the G20 countries regarding scientific and political issues. During the conference, think tanks from different countries sought to develop innovative political recommendations aiming to help the G20 countries address urgent global challenges as well as generate inclusive and sustainable growth.

During the first day of the conference, Dr. Paulo Esteves, Director of BRICS Policy Center and Associate Professor at the International Relations Institute of PUC-Rio, participated in a panel discussion regarding the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), science, technology, innovations and the necessary paths to follow. The panel was lead by Professor Sachin Chaturvedi, General Director at the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), and counted with the participation of Professor Teteo Arimoto, professor at the Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Program at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) and Deputy Director-General at the Center for Research and Development Strategy (CRDS) in the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST); Dr. Kathrin Berensmann, Senior Economist at the German Development Institute (Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik, DIE) and head of the project Fair Globalization; and Professor Mustafizur Rahman, Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), Dhaka, Bangladesh, where he previously held the position of Executive Director.