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United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

Webinar 1: Making the Case for Integrated Climate and SDGs Action

Tue 15 Dec 2020, 9.00 am
Webinar (Virtual Learning Series)


Webinar 1 provided participants with evidence they can use to advocate for climate & SDG synergies in their local context. Speakers illustrated and introduced evidence demonstrating the potential to tie climate action to higher levels of job growth and poverty reduction; human health; financing; food security; and resilience.

Guiding Questions:

  • How can SDG & Climate synergies be applied to generate jobs and sustain livelihoods? How are these benefits directed to the most vulnerable and poorest?
  • What financial gains or benefits can be realized by applying SDGs & Climate synergies?
  • What links human health to climate action and other SDGs? What examples best illustrate?
  • With increased food insecurity, how do we make the case for climate & SDGs synergies in agriculture and related sectors?

Watch Webinar 1 Recording:


Opening by Moderator Paul T. Yillia, Director of Operations, The Energy Nexus Network (TENN)

Illustrating the Potential of Climate & SDG Co-Benefits

Jobs, Poverty Reduction and Finance:

  • Leonardo Garrido, Lead Economist, New Climate Economy
  • Mandy Rambharos, Head of Just Energy Transition, Eskom

Human Health, Food Security and Resilience:

  • Huda Jaffer, Director, SELCO-Foundation
  • Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, Coordinator climate change and health program, World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Deissy Martinez Baron, Regional Program Leader for Latin America of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security