On 1 April, Ms Helen Clark and Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation Peter Eriksson will participate in a joint seminar and policy dialogue on raising the level of ambition on climate action and how these efforts can go hand-in-hand with implementing the Sustainable Development Goals.

We are delighted to welcome Ms Clark to this seminar and policy dialogue in Stockholm.

Paris Agreement and Agenda 2030

The IPCC 1.5 report provides the scientific imperative for urgent and far-reaching climate action. The UNEP Emission Gap report shows that the climate action promised by countries is falling short of what is needed to deliver the Paris Agreement. Simultaneously, the countries of the world have committed to the 2030 Agenda and its 17 SDGs. How can these two global agendas support each other at the point of implementation? What are the priorities for action in the coming five to ten years? Who can raise their game?

This event will explore pathways to increasing ambition, including examples of how to ensure policy coherence between climate, SDGs and other policy agendas.

Agenda

13:30 Welcome

Dr Åsa Persson, Deputy Director Stockholm Environment Institute

HE Ambassador Andrew Jenks, New Zealand Embassy

13:35 Opening remarks

Mr Peter Eriksson, Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation

13:45 Scene setting speed talks by SEI researchers

Oliver Johnson – Gender dimensions of energy transitions.

Linn Järnberg – Applying SEI’s SDG interactions method: experience from Sri Lanka.

Kevin M Adams – Enhancing ambition with climate finance, particularly in Small Island Developing States.

14:05 Opening response by Ms Helen Clark followed by policy dialogue

Ms Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand, former Head of the United Nations Development Programme

Ms Karin Isaksson, Senior Policy Specialist Environment and Climate, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)

Ms Inger Buxton, Deputy Head of Department, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Dr Åsa Persson, Deputy Director, Stockholm Environment Institute

Moderator: Mr Robert Watt, Communications Director, Stockholm Environment Institute

14:50 Concluding remarks

Mr Peter Eriksson, Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation

Dr Åsa Persson, Deputy Director, Stockholm Environment Institute

HE Ambassador Andrew Jenks, New Zealand Embassy

15:00 End

This event is co-organized by the New Zealand Embassy and Stockholm Environment Institute.

Press Officer: Ms Ylva Rylander. Moderator: Mr Robert Watt.

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