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In 2016, Germany updated its Sustainable Development Strategy–first issued in 2002–and introduced new objectives and indicators guided by the UN 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In her address to the IIEA, Dr Scholz discusses Germany’s tripartite strategy for implementing the SDGs and whether it can deliver transformative change.

About the Speaker:

Dr Imme Scholz is the Acting Director of the German Development Institute (DIE), where she has served as Deputy Director since 2009. From 2002 to 2009, she headed DIE’s research department on environmental policy and natural resource management. Dr Scholz is a member of the German Council for Sustainable Development. Her publications cover various topics at the interface of environment and development, adaptation to climate change, and sustainable forest use.