Tuesday, December 7, 2021
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Join J. Brian Atwood, Visiting Scholar in International and Public Affairs, and John McArthur, director of the Center for Sustainable Development at the Brookings Institution for a discussion of the Brookings report 17 Rooms: A new approach to spurring action for the Sustainable Development Goals.
The economic, social, and environmental challenges embedded throughout the world’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will require many breakthroughs from business as usual. COVID-19 has only underscored the SDGs’ central message that the underlying problems are both interconnected and urgent, so new mindsets are required to generate faster progress on many fronts at once. 17 Rooms: A new approach to spurring action for the Sustainable Development Goals, describes an effort to innovate around the process of SDG problem-solving itself. As an experimental method for SDG convening and problem-solving, 17 Rooms aims to surface practical next steps within each goal while also stimulating productive connections across all goals.