8th Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals

The eighth annual Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs (STI Forum) will be held from 3 to 4 May 2023In line with recent mandates and as in previous years, the STI Forum will facilitate discussions on science, technology and innovation cooperation in support of the SDGs, the Forum will also take a broader look at the contribution of STI to the achievement of all the SDGs in recognition of the September mid-term review of SDG progress.Accordingly, the theme for the STI Forum 2023 is: “Science, technology and innovation for accelerating the recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at all levels”. You could find more information (background, programme, side events, participation) at the website.


On the margin of  the STI Forum, the Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization (GEIDCO), the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UNSDSN) will be co-organizing a thematic side-event, focusing on the theme of "Innovation in Technology and Policy Mechanism in Energy and Electricity", on May 4th, 12:30-14:30 UTC


The objective of this side-event will be to address innovation issues in energy and power sectors, well aligned with this edition of the STI Forum. Technology innovation includes clean energy, advanced power transmission, smart grid, energy storage, grid operation control and other technologies, while policy mechanism innovation covers coal power phase-out mechanism, clean energy development incentive policy, power market mechanism, transnational power trading mechanism, etc.


Find out the side event agenda and more information here.