This conference will explore recent progress on synergistic action to raise climate ambition towards the 1.5°C goal of the Paris Agreement, while putting the world on the right track to achieve the SDGs by 2030. It will share experiences, challenges, and opportunities and discuss ways to overcome constraints in the joint implementation of these two critical agendas.
The conference will be co-convened by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat, and hosted by the Ministry of the Environment of Japan, in partnership with UNU and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES). UNU will closely collaborate with the partners for success of the conference aiming at building the evidence base for synergistic action to raise climate and SDGs ambition.
Further details will be provided on the conference website once available.
Participation will be possible online, or in-person at UNU headquarters in Tokyo. Further details on registration will be added to this page when available.
Co-benefits and synergies between the climate and sustainable development agendas can only be sufficiently realised if policymakers 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 realising them.
This conference builds on two previous synergy conferences. The first Global Conference on Strengthening Synergies between the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda took place in April 2019 in Copenhagen. The second conference was organised as a virtual Global Synergies Consultation during May–June 2020, consisting of three separate online events.