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Climate and SDGs synergy conference

Climate action is one of the Sustainable Development Goals, but climate policies don’t necessarily align with policy plans working towards other SDGs. What does it take to change that?

Screenshot of UN website of Climate & SDGs Synergy Conference

1 to 3 April 2019
Copenhagen, Denmark and Online

UN City

Organized jointly by the UN’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, this conference aims to align the climate and SDG processes. Its objective is for participants to analyse gaps and challenges in joined-up implementation across SDGs and climate action.

SEI is contributing to the Climate & SDGs Synergies conference with a capacity-building session. Following presentations on our NDC-SDG connection tool, the SDG interactions framework and the LEAP-IBC tool, a panel with representatives from Sri Lanka, Colombia and Mongolia and moderated by our Executive Director Måns Nilsson will discuss how these tools have helped them identify synergies between climate action and the wider SDGs, what barriers still exist, and how tools could be further developed to increase synergies.

This conference is not open to the public, but it is webcast here. Follow us on @SEIclimate for our take on the outcomes.

SEI participants

Måns Nilsson
Måns Nilsson

Executive Director

SEI Headquarters

Adis Dzebo
Adis Dzebo

Senior Research Fellow

SEI Headquarters

Nina Weitz
Nina Weitz

Team Leader: Global Goals and Systems; Senior Research Fellow

SEI Headquarters

Chris Malley

Senior Research Fellow

SEI York

Related tools and projects

Learn more about how SEI works to build capacities for integrated climate and SDG policy making

Watch the livestream

The entire three-day conference is live-streamed online. On Tuesday, 2 April, a press conference is held from 10:15-10:45, featuring:

  • Mr. Liu Zhenmin, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs
  • Mr. Ovais Sarmad, Deputy Executive Secretary, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
  • Mr. Kristian Jensen, Minister of Finance, Denmark
  • Mr. Luis Alfonso de Alba, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the 2019 Climate Action Summit
  • Ms. Mami Mizutori, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Streaming site of the UN City in Copenhagen

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