01 April 2019 - 03 April 2019
Copenhagen, Denmark

Global Conference on Synergies between SDGs and Climate

IIASA Acting Deputy Director General/CEO Nebojsa Nakicenovic to talk at Global Conference on Strengthening Synergies between the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

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The focus of the Global Conference will be on promoting joined-up implementation at the global, regional and country levels, with a view to also informing the review of SDG 13 at the HLPF in July 2019.

Participants will identify specific examples to illustrate the potential of synergistic and interlinked approaches towards realizing the objectives of the 2030 Agenda and the aris Agreement (including through analyses of National Development Plans, NDCs, NAPs, National Risk Reduction Strategies among others). They will also, analyze gaps and challenges (including trade-offs), and make a set of concrete recommendations for strengthening synergies, increasing ambition, advancing implementation action, maximizing co-benefits and stimulating multi-stakeholder partnerships. These will include directing means of implementation towards more joined-up action; as well as scaling up and enhancing the mobilization of resources that could benefit sustainable development at large including climate action, as well as ensuring effective use of resources and avoiding duplication.

These are expected to help advance synergies in implementation towards the SDGs
and climate action, to be considered as part of the review of SDG13 in the HLPF 2019. In
addition, the conference expects to contribute towards approaches that will help enhance
ambition in climate action to commit towards more ambitious new or updated NDCs by

The Conference will also provide a unique opportunity for peer-to-peer exchange of
information and experiences. It is anticipated that implementing partners will be motivated
to translate these into concrete results on the ground, and follow-up events could also be
held to continue peer-to-peer learning and exchanges.

IIASA Acting Deputy Director General/CEO Nebojsa Nakicenovic will give a talk in the Session on "identifying synergies and maximizing co-benefits: Conceptual and practical approaches, on April 1 (10am-11:15am)

In addition, an Expert Group Meeting on SDG7 will convene experts on energy on April 3. Policy Briefs developed by members of the Expert Group will be reviewed. TWI2050 is leading one on digitalization and its impacts on achieving SDG7. The policy Briefs will be launched at the HLPF in July. Nebojsa Nakicenovic will participate in this EGM.

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