Breakout Session 1

Workshop Overview

Concurrent workshops will be led by UN and Australian SDG leaders. Each will be expertly facilitated so that the emphasis is on creation of sustainable partnerships to progress the workshop focus.

Focus Areas

Climate Action

Caption: Søren Dahlgaard: The Maldives Exodus Caravan Show (2015, Federation Square Melbourne, Australia) as part of ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2015 festival, presented by CLIMARTE.


Our workshops will provide an opportunity to discuss ideas raised at the 2019 UN Global Climate Summit and the partnerships needed to make them a reality in Australia.

Workshop Co-Leads to be announced soon.


Sustainable Development Goals

Good Health and Well-being

Major progress has been made in improving the health of people, but, progress has stalled or is not happening fast enough with regard to addressing many major diseases. Concerted efforts are required to achieve universal health coverage; sustainable financing for health and improved mental health outcomes. We will look at the role of such drivers as Sport to enhance good health and well-being.

Workshop Co-Leads to be announced soon.


Sustainable Development Goals

Responsible Consumption and Production

Governments, civil society and the business sector must work together to contribute to changing unsustainable consumption and production patterns. There has been progress in developing policies, knowledge, resources and technical tools, but applying and implementing these to foster tangible changes in practices and impacts remains limited. We will look at partnerships to bring about real change.

Workshop Co-Leads to be announced soon.


Sustainable Development Goals

Leveraging Deep Technologies to achieve the SDGs

Technology and innovation are vital components in the implementation of the UN’s 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). If harnessed effectively, emerging technologies will aid in overcoming barriers to sustainable development challenges locally and globally and enable sustainable partnerships to develop and flourish.

We have formed a partnership with SDGx to produce a white paper that will uncover how partnerships leveraging deep technologies achieve the SDGs. This will underpin and drive these two workshops designed to create tangible partnerships around specific projects.

Workshop Co-Leads

Jeremy Liddle, Founding Partner, SDGx

Jeremy is a Founding Partner at SDGx, a global deep technology venture capital, venture building, and research group. SDGx is reimagining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He is also Executive Director at technology and finance communications firm, Third Hemisphere.

He was a founder and General Partner of tech VC and advisory firm, CapitalPitch (now CP Ventures). He has over 10 years’ experience training and advising hundreds of start-ups and investors in the areas of financing and strategy, plus over 17 years as an entrepreneur across finance, technology, eCommerce, retail, and distribution. His start-up RioLife was named Australia’s fastest-growing small business at the 2010 MyBusiness Awards. Jeremy represented Australia as the President of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance Australia and within the United Nations on youth, employment, and entrepreneurship. He is a Tedx speaker, author of “From Idea to Start-up”, and co-author of the 2014 G20 Youth and Young Entrepreneurs’ United Nations White paper on entrepreneurship and youth employment, leading to the development of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

A second Co-Lead will be announced soon.

Sustainable Development Goals

Future of Work

The SDGs promote sustained economic growth, higher levels of productivity and technological innovation – all with the aim of achieving full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men by 2030. The provision of responsive and appropriate training and skills will be vital to this agenda, along with partnerships to drive new opportunities.

Workshop Co-Lead

Greg Vines
Deputy Director-General, of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) 

Greg has had an extensive career in strategic and executive management within Australia and internationally, focusing on labour relations, organizational and workplace change. Prior to his current position, Greg was Minister (Labour) with the Australian Permanent Mission to the UN and President of the ILO Governing Body in Geneva.

A further Workshop Co-Lead to be announced soon

Sustainable Development Goals