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United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

Publication - Global Conference on Strengthening Synergies

Publication Year: 2019 Publisher: United Nations

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The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement in 2015 established a strong foundation for the coherent implementation of climate action and sustainable development objectives across all levels and sectors. The multiple interlinkages between the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement indicate that integrated and synergistic implementation of both would lead to many benefts. Such an approach would considerably enhance the effectiveness and quality of outcomes, and contribute to the effcient use of resources, coherence across sectors and among actors, and the formation of novel partnerships.

It is in this context that the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change secretariat teamed up, in collaboration with other partners, to organize a global conference on strengthening synergies between the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement. The conference took place from 1 to 3 April 2019 at UN City in Copenhagen, and brought together practitioners, experts and policymakers from both developing and developed countries; international resource persons from academia, think tanks, the private sector and non-governmental organizations; and representatives of relevant United Nations organizations.