HLPF Side Event: “Science to Power Sustainable Development Goals…”

  • DATE / TIME:
    July 9, 2019    18:30 - 20:00
    New York

    UNU-INRA and UNU-EHS will co-convene a side event at the UN HLPF on the theme: ‘Science to Power Sustainable Development Goals – 11 years to maximise on synergies and opportunities between the Paris Agreement and Agenda 2030’.

    Date: 9th July 2019

    Time: 18.30 to 20.00

    Venue: Conference Room 4 in the UN Conference Building

    The 17 SDGs and associated targets, projected to be achieved by 2030, are now guiding and shaping development efforts at all scales, from global to local. The race to achieve development targets is made more acute in Africa, because it is the only continent that has to implement two sets of goals – Agenda 2030 (the SDGs) and the African Union (AU) Agenda 2063. Although some of the goals outlined in the two agendas are synergistic, development planners are confused about which one to mainstream in their national development plans and how to address them adequately.

    UNU-INRA and UNU-EHS will, in the above-mentioned side event, advocate the need to bring the two agreements together, given the interlinkages on goals that are relevant for the realization of the Paris Agreement. Also, the event will seek to identify ways in which climate change can be mainstreamed across the two sets of goals and consider challenges relating to water, energy, land degradation, and management of marine ecosystems, amongst other objectives.

    For more information on the side event, please click here.