On 28 March, a high-level meeting on climate change for all is expected to provide a “bridge” between the Katowice climate change conference, the in-depth review of SDG 13 by the High-Level Policy Forum on Sustainable Development 2019 (FNT) and the UN Secretary-General`s climate summit in 2019. The Un`s Main Ministry for Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and the UNFCCC will convene the first multi-party global conference on synergies between the 2030 sustainable development agenda and the Paris Agreement on climate change, which will serve as an expert meeting on SDG 13 (combating climate change) before the Un High Level Policy Forum on Sustainable Development (FPI) conducts a thorough review of SDG 13 2019. On April 2, UNSCN will host the Side-Event Sustainable Food for Healthy People and Healthy Planets – see the flyers. The event will provide a platform for several stakeholders to exchange ideas, experiences and challenges in promoting healthy and sustainable food, to contribute to climate and agenda harmonization by 2030 – in particular SDGs 2 and SDGs 13 – and to promote stakeholder actions at global, regional and national levels to maximize synergies. The “Climate Conference and the Synergy SDGs” aims to promote action related to the SDGs and climate change and to formulate a series of concrete recommendations to strengthen the links between the SDGs and the fight against climate change. In this context, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNA) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) have teamed up to organize, in cooperation with other partners, a global conference to strengthen synergies between Agenda 2030 and the Paris Agreement. The conference was held from 1 to 3 April 2019 in the UN city of Copenhagen and brought together practitioners, experts and policy makers from developing and industrialized countries, international resources from the scientific and think tanks, the private sector, NGOs and representatives of relevant UN organisations. World Conference on Strengthening Synergy Between the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda: Maximizing Benefits by Linking Implementation Between the SDGs and Climate Policy An event hosted by the World Bank for know-how at the 1st World Conference on The Synergy between agenda 2030 and the Paris Agreement These discussions will promote synergies in the implementation of the SDGs and the fight against change Climate. , and will be discussed as part of the review of SDG 13 Climate Action as part of its in-depth review at the 2019 High-Level Policy Forum on Sustainable Development (GPF) in July 2019. In addition, the conference will help strengthen the ambitions of new NDCs or updates by 2020. The conference will also provide a unique opportunity for the exchange of information and peer-to-peer experiences. Implementation partners should be encouraged to translate these results into concrete results on the ground and follow-up events could also be held to continue learning and peer-to-peer exchanges.
The World Conference focused on promoting joint implementation at the global, regional and national levels. Participants identified specific examples to illustrate the potential for synergistic and interconnected approaches to achieve the 2030 agenda and the Paris Agreement (including analysis of national development plans, NPNs, NAPs, national risk reduction strategies). They also analysed gaps and challenges (including trade-offs) and made a series of concrete recommendations in the conference summary document to strengthen synergies, strengthen ambitions, promote implementation, maximize co-benefits and encourage multi-stakeholder partnerships, including directing implementation to more inclusive measures; to increase and improve the mobilization of resources that could benefit sustainable development as a whole, including