Council Event

VNR Lab on whole-of-government and whole-of-society VNRs in times of transformation

Organized by the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE)

Date: 18. July 2023, 6 to 7 pm (EST)
Location: The VNR Lab will be held in Conference Room 11 in the UN Building, New York
Language: English


Based on the 2019 and the 2023 Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR), this VNR lab discusses the variety of approaches to integrate entry points for transformation into VNRs, as well as their relevancy for national policymaking. The VNR Lab will provide an input from the current GSDR authors and their reflections on the question of “how to deliver transformative policymaking and what levers are crucial?”

The debate will integrate various perspectives from countries of the Global South and Global North, debating the following key questions:

  • How are the SDGs and their targets clustered into six transformation areas and what levers are essential for activating these transformations?
  • What are the many facets of adapting the six transformation areas to national contexts, with regard to delivering integrated policymaking?
  • What governance mechanisms are in place and how do they support delivery of transformative policymaking at national level? When do we need siloed-policymaking and where do we need to overcome it?
  • How can multi-stakeholder advisory bodies support in navigating complex policymaking in areas with multiple interests (such as food systems or transformation of cities and mobility)?