Pondero Candover Valley – Global Policy Making: Reaching consensus on sustainable development within the United Nations

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals are the world’s shared plan to end extreme poverty, reduce inequality, and protect the planet by 2030. Jessica will share her unique insight into behind the scenes policy making that enabled consensus to be reached for these 17 goals.

Jessica Espey is political economist with more than 15 years professional experience conducting research and policy work on inclusive economic and social development. She has expertise in sustainable development concepts, including the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), sustainable urbanization, horizontal and vertical inequalities, and the governance of data and statistics for sustainable development. Her research findings have been circulated in 30+ publications, including 8+ academic journals and books. She has more than 10 years of experience liaising with and working within the United Nations system. She is currently a Doctoral candidate and teacher at the University of Bristol, whilst also acting as a Senior Adviser to UNSDSN and Open Data Watch. She is also a member of SDSN TReNDS; a UN expert network on data and statistics for sustainable development. Jessica is currently working on a book, to be published in 2022 by Springer Nature, on the role of scientific evidence in multilateral negotiation.



Candover Valley Pondero talks are held on Tuesday mornings during term time. A series saver ticket covering all talks in the series is available here.

Pondero talks are run in collaboration with The Really Helpful Club.



Oct 05 2021


11:00 am - 12:30 pm




The Yard
The Yard
Chilton Manor Farm, Chilton Candover, Alresford, SO24 9TX
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