The Third Global Conference on Strengthening Synergies between the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will take place on 20-21 July at the United Nations University in Tokyo, Japan, in a hybrid format, with both in-person and virtual participation. Climate and SDG synergies and co-benefits can only be sufficiently realized if policy makers from all sectors accord these issues high political priority. A better understanding of these co-benefits in national, regional and global contexts can spur more deliberate action and collaboration towards realizing them.
The Conference, convened by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and the UNFCCC Secretariat, is hosted by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan, in partnership with the UN University (UNU) Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES). It will consider the progress made over the last few years on synergistic action in raising climate ambition towards the 1.5°C goal of the Paris Agreement while putting the world on the right track for achieving the SDGs by 2030. The Conference aims to provide a unique opportunity to take stock of practical measures that are being implemented to advance climate and SDG synergies in regional, national, and subnational efforts, including through COVID-19 recovery plans and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).
dates: 20-21 July 2022
location: Tokyo, Japan
Global Governance and Ecological Civilization