Climate and SDGs Synergy Conference
The Global Conference on Strengthening Synergies between the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (informally the Climate & SDGs Synergy Conference), organized by UN DESA and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate, Denmark, aims to align the climate and SDG processes, and stimulate action from stakeholders at the global, regional and country levels to maximize co-benefits. Limiting global warming to 1.5oC above pre-industrial levels, including through scaling up climate action towards both adaptation and mitigation, is an imperative critical to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda. The conference will examine how best to advance joined-up efforts for both the SDGs and climate action at the global, regional and country levels, thus also helping to scale up levels of ambition towards these objectives.
Participants at this Conference, to be held from 1 to 3 April in Copenhagen, will identify specific examples to illustrate the potential of synergistic and interlinked approaches towards realizing the objectives of the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement, including through analyses of National Development Plans, NDCs, NAPs, National Risk Reduction Strategies among others). They will also analyze gaps and challenges (including trade-offs), and make a set of concrete recommendations for strengthening synergies, increasing ambition, advancing implementation action, maximizing co-benefits and stimulating multi-stakeholder partnerships. These will include directing means of implementation towards more joined-up action; as well as scaling up and enhancing the mobilization of resources that could benefit sustainable development at large including climate action, as well as ensuring effective use of resources and avoiding duplication.
These discussions will advance synergies in implementation towards the SDGs and climate action, and will be considered as part of the review of SDG 13 Climate Action during its in-depth review at the 2019 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in July. In addition, the conference expects to help raise ambition towards new or updated NDCs by 2020. The Conference will also provide a unique opportunity for peer-to-peer exchange of information and experiences. It is anticipated that implementing partners will be motivated to translate these into concrete results on the ground, and follow-up events could also be held to continue peer-to-peer learning and exchanges.
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Background papers/Special studies
Thursday, 21 Mar
Monday, 01 Apr
Identifying synergies and maximizing co-benefits: Conceptual and practical approaches
SDGs and climate action: Promoting synergies on the ground based on VNRs and NDCs
Agenda 2030, the Paris Agreement and human rights-based approaches to climate action
How the private sector can contribute to achieving the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda?
Sustainable Energy for displaced populations – a call for action to reduce carbon emissions, protect local environments and improve livelihoods
Data-driven decision-making for achieving climate and sustainable energy targets
The science is in: Ambitious Action will deliver a win-win for the Climate and Sustainable Development
Synergies in action (I): Means of implementation to support synergistic actions, including finance, STI and capacity building (Finance)
Synergies in action (I): Means of implementation to support synergistic actions, including finance, STI and capacity building (Capacity building)
Synergies in action (I): Means of implementation to support synergistic actions, including finance, STI and capacity building (STI)
Synergies in action (II): Promoting cross-sectoral integrated response for a just transition (Partnerships and stakeholder action)
Synergies in action (II): Promoting cross-sectoral integrated response for a just transition (Promoting prosperity)
Synergies in action (II): Promoting cross-sectoral integrated response for a just transition (Leave no one behind)
Tuesday, 02 Apr
Beat the Heat: Cool Cities and Countries Pave the Way for Climate Action
Ocean at Risk – How Can We Save Our Ocean in the Context of Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Goals?
Matchmaking to accelerate synergies between climate change and SDGs: Connecting public, civil and private sector for action on the ground)
Sharing country experiences (parallel sessions) - Leveraging SDGs to advance Climate Action
Sharing country experiences (parallel sessions) - Strengthening reporting and tracking progress
Sharing country experiences (parallel sessions) - Synergistic implementation and lessons learned
Sharing country experiences (parallel sessions) - Scaling up momentum
Sharing country experiences (parallel sessions) - Connecting the local and the global
Sharing country experiences (parallel sessions) - Supporting vulnerable countries and populations