Student event

Media debate: Whose prosperity? Forward steps to building inclusive, sustainable economies


Video of this debate is now available here!


On behalf of the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) we cordially invite you to the PAGE Media Debate. Discussants include Edna Molewa (South African Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs), Winnie Byanyima (Executive Director, Oxfam), Jürgen Heraeus (Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Heraeus Holding and Chair of B20), Elliott Harris (UN Assistant Secretary-General and Head of the UNEP New York Office) and Jeffrey Sachs (Economist and SDG Advocate). 

Please note that the event is fully booked and the guest list is closed. 

Themes for the Debate: 

  • Equity and Fairness: Pace of domestic change vs global change and its impact on jobs, skills, education, development
  • Global Governance? International trade agreements - What is the role of international organisations in a changing world?
  • Finance: Paris Climate Agreement, Basel III, Financial Stability Board, etc.) 
  • Environmental Sustainability: Climate change, pollution, impact on human health and biodiversity

Background information: The debate takes place in the context of the Ministerial Conference Inclusive and Sustainable Economies – Powering the Sustainable Development Goals organized by the “Partnership for Action on Green Economy” (PAGE), an alliance of five UN agencies, and co-hosted by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). The Green Growth Knowledge Platform is organizing and co-hosting this debate that will spearhead the PAGE Ministerial Conference taking place on 27 – 28 March 2017 in Berlin.

Media-Coverage: The debate will be broadcast on the Intelligence Squared platforms, including the podcast and YouTube channel. Intelligence Squared cooperates with the BBC in the UK, NPR and PBS in the US and their media partner Vanity Fair, securing extensive international coverage.

More information about the PAGE conference (27-28 March) associated with this debate be found on the PAGE website