Climate & SDGs
Synergy Conference

1 - 3 April 2019, Copenhagen

Conference summary

Global Conference on Strengthening Synergies between the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Maximizing Co-Benefits by Linking Implementation across SDGs and Climate Action

About the Conference

The Global Conference on Strengthening Synergies between the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (informally the Climate & SDGs Synergy Conference), organized by UN DESA and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate, Denmark, aims to align the climate and SDG processes, and stimulate action from stakeholders at the global, regional and country levels to maximize co-benefits. Limiting global warming to 1.5oC above pre-industrial levels, including through scaling up climate action towards both adaptation and mitigation, is an imperative critical to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda. The conference will examine how best to advance joined-up efforts for both the SDGs and climate action at the global, regional and country levels, thus also helping to scale up levels of ambition towards these objectives.

Participants at this Conference, to be held from 1 to 3 April in Copenhagen, will identify specific examples to illustrate the potential of synergistic and interlinked approaches towards realizing the objectives of the 2030 Agenda and the Paris 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 discussions will advance synergies in implementation towards the SDGs and climate action, and will be considered as part of the review of SDG 13 Climate Action during its in-depth review at the 2019 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in July. In addition, the conference expects to help raise ambition towards new or updated NDCs by 2020. 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.

Partners

Co-organized by

UNDESA logo
UNFCCC logo

With

MFA Denmark logo
MEUC Denmark logo

In collaboration with

UNEP logo
UNOPS logo

Supported by

EU logo

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development sub-fund and UN Office for Sustainable Development

In partnership with

Teri School
World Resources Institute
FAO
D.I.E.
Green Climate Fund
ILO
UN Water
ITAIPU
MFA Norway

SDG 7 Technical Advisory Group (SDG7 -TAG)

SEI
Unitar
UNDP
UN Environment
UN Forum on Forests
UN Human Rights
UNISDR
UNSCN
World Meteorological Organization
ESMAP

Programme

Monday, 1 April 2019

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
UN City Copenhagen
Official meeting
Registration
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
UN City Copenhagen
Official meeting

Master of Ceremonies: Ms. Isabel Raya, UN DESA

Welcoming remarks
  • Mr. Ditlev Engel, Special Envoy for Climate and Energy, Denmark
  • Ms. Grete Faremo, Executive Director, UNOPS
Special remarks
  • H.E. Ms. Rhonda King, President, Economic and Social Council, United Nations (video-message)
  • Ms. Annisa Triyanti, UN Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY) and representative of HLPF Major Groups and other Stakeholders Coordination Mechanism
Co-Organisers' remarks
  • Mr. Minoru Takada, Team Leader (Sustainable Energy), Division for Sustainable Development Goals, UN DESA
  • Mr. Daniele Violetti, Director, UNFCCC
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
UN City Copenhagen
Official meeting

The session will explore, through technical presentations and interactive panel discussions, policies and strategies that have realized co-benefits; tools and approaches available for analyzing interlinkages and supporting synergistic implementation of climate action – the state of the art; and the means of implementation towards joined-up action.

Moderator:

Mr. Daniele Violetti, Director, UNFCCC

Presentation:

Mr. Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Acting Deputy Director General and CEO, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA); Lead Author of Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC

Panel
  • Mr. Poonpat Leesombatpiboon, Executive Director, International Energy Cooperation Office, Ministry of Energy, Thailand
  • Ms. Flavia Schlegel, Special Envoy for Science in Global Policy, International Science Council
  • Ms. Hindou Ibrahim, Co-Chair, International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change
  • Mr. Ayman Cherkaoui, Coordinator, Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental Protection
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
UN City Copenhagen
Official meeting

This session will share findings from desk studies focused on providing HLPF/SDG context incl VNRs and how they could help promote synergies with climate action both in adaptation and mitigation including through NDCs at the country level.

Moderator:

Mr. Shantanu Mukherjee, Chief, Integrated Policy Analysis Branch, DESA

Presentation:

Mr. David O’Connor, Sustainable Economist, SDG Delivery Team, WRI
Ms. Leena Srivastava, Vice Chancellor, TERI University

Panel
  • H.E. Mr. Ian Fry, Ambassador for Climate Change and Environment, Tuvalu
  • Mr. Carlos Fuller, International and Regional Liaison Officer, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre
  • Ms. Khin Thida Tin, Director, Yangon Regional Environmental Conservation Department, Secretary of Yangon Region Environmental Conservation and Climate Change Supervision Committee, Myanmar
  • Mr. Zafar Makhmudov, Head, Project Implementation Unit, Committee for Environment Protection, Tajikistan
1:45 PM - 3:15 PM
UN City Copenhagen
Official meeting

Interactive dialogues on measures and actions on finance, that promote integration of climate objectives and a range of SDGs.

Moderator:

Mr. Måns Nilsson, Executive Director, Stockholm Environment Institute

Presentation:
  • Ms. Gabriela Iacobuta,Researcher, German Development Institute
  • Ms. Nina Weitz, research fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute
  • Mr. Chris Malley, researcher, York University
Panel
  • Ms. Doljinsuren Jambal, Development Policy and Planning Department, National Development Agency, Government of Mongolia
  • Mr. Jairo Neira, National Planning Department, Government of Colombia (TBC)
  • Mr. Bala Bappa ,National coordinator for the Clean Air and Climate Coalition at the Climate Change, Agriculture and Environment ministry, Nigeria
1:45 PM - 3:15 PM
UN City Copenhagen
Official meeting

Interactive dialogues on measures and actions on finance, that promote integration of climate objectives and a range of SDGs..

Moderator:

Mr. Pa Ousman Jarju, Director, Division of Country Programming. Green Climate Fund

Panel
  • Mr. Ditlev Engel, Special Envoy for Climate and Energy, Denmark
  • Mr. Sohel Ahmed, Managing Director, Grameen Shakti, Bangladesh
  • Mr. Rohit Khanna, Practice Manager, World Bank
  • Mr. Jens Sedemund, Senior Advisor on Development Finance, OECD
  • Mr. Nicolai Boserup, General Counsel and Senior Vice President,Investment Fund for Developing Countries
  • Ms. Monica Perez dos Santos, Financial Director, Itaipu Binacional
1:45 PM - 3:15 PM
UN City Copenhagen
Official meeting

Interactive dialogues on measures and actions on finance, that promote integration of climate objectives and a range of SDGs.

Moderator:

Dr. Flavia Schlegel, Special Envoy for Science in Global Policy, International Science Council

Panel
  • Ms. Katherine Richardson, Professor of Biological Oceanography and Leader of the Sustainability Science Center, University of Copenhagen; Member of the Independent Group of Scientists for the Global Sustainable Development Report
  • Mr. Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, former IPCC Former IPCC Vice-Chair, Professor, Climate and Environmental Sciences, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
  • Prof. Kazuhiko Takeuchi, President, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan
  • Ms. Gyorgy Gurban Senior maritime Policy Advisor, Executive Office of the Secretary-General, International Maritime Organisation
  • Ms. Sheila Watson, Deputy Director, FIA Foundation
  • Mr. Hongyu Lin, Director-General, Cooperation Bureau, GEIDCO
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
UN City Copenhagen
Official meeting

Discussions and interactive dialogues on how the principle of “no one left behind” is being mainstreamed into national development plans, institutional structures and coordination mechanisms related to SDGs, NDCs and Sendai framework.

Moderator:
  • Ms. Hannah Janetschek, German Development Institute
Presentation
  • Mr. Adis Dzebo, Research fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute
  • Ms. Joan Carling, Co-Convenor, Indigenous Peoples Major Group for Sustainable Development
Panel / Round table discussion
  • Mr. Frederik Moch, German Coal Commission
  • Ms. Andrea Hurtado-Epstein, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico
  • Ms. Karen Holm Olsen, Technical University of Denmark

  • Mr. Benjamin Schachter, Climate Change and the Environment, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Mr. Prabhat Uphadyaya, WWF South Africa (video message)
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
UN City Copenhagen
Official meeting

Discussions and interactive dialogues on how the principle of “no one left behind” is being mainstreamed into national development plans, institutional structures and coordination mechanisms related to SDGs, NDCs and Sendai framework.

Moderator:

Mr. Jukka Uosukainen, Director, Climate Technology Centre and Network

Panel
  • Mr. Franz Breitwieser, Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Austria
  • Mr. Tatsuya Yoshioka, Founder and Director, Peace Boat
  • Ms. Maruxa Cardama, Secretary General, Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT)
  • Mr. Ian de Cruz, Global Director, P4G
  • Mr. Gonzalo Saenz de Miera, Climate Change Director, Iberdrola
  • Ms. Mathilde Bouye, Associate, SDG Delivery Team, WRI
  • Mr. Flemming Lynge Nielsen, Sustainability Director, Danfoss
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
UN City Copenhagen
Official meeting

Discussions and interactive dialogues on how the principle of “no one left behind” is being mainstreamed into national development plans, institutional structures and coordination mechanisms related to SDGs, NDCs and Sendai framework.

Moderator:

Mr. Moustapha Kamal Gueye, Coordinator, Green Jobs Programme, Enterprises Department, International Labour Organization

Panel
  • Mr. Karma Sonam Tshosar, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Bhutan to the UN
  • Mr. Farrukh Iqbal, Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pakistan
  • Mr. Eco Matser, Global Coordinator for Climate Change, Energy and Development, HIVOS
  • Mr. Richard Taylor, Executive Director, International Hydropower Association
  • Ms. Deniese Sealey, Assistant Director, Economic Affairs Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jamaica
  • Mr. Wei Huang, Director, Division of Planning, Information and Knowledge Management, Department of Nuclear Energy, IAEA
  • Ms. Hindou Ibrahim, Co-Chair, International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change

Side Events

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
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Side Event
Moderator

Mr. Benjamin Schachter, Climate Change Focal Point, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Panellists
  • Ms. Jeniffer Hanna Collado, Head of Planning and International Cooperation, National Council for Climate Change and the Clean Development Mechanism, Dominican Republic
  • Ms. Sille Stidsen, Senior Adviser, Human Rights and Development, Danish Institute for Human Rights
  • Ms. Hindou Ibrahim, Co-Chair, International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change
  • Mr. Moustapha Kamal Gueye, Coordinator, Green Jobs Programme, Enterprises Department, International Labour Organization
Focal Point:

Benjamin Schachter - OHCHR

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
CR30
Side Event

A World Bank Energy Knowledge Hub organized Event in the 1st Global Conference on Synergies between the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement

Opening Remarks

Rohit Khanna – Manager, World Bank Energy Sector Management Assistance Program

Presentation

Elisa Portale – Senior Energy Specialist, Coordinator ESMAP Knowledge Hub

Moderated Discussion with Panelists
  • Michael Williamson – Chief, Energy Division, UNESCAP
  • Eco Matser – Global Coordinator for Climate Change, Environment and Development HIVOS
  • Minoru Takada - Team Leader, UN Department of Sustainable Development
  • Representative of LDC (TBC)
  • Focal Point:

    Elisa Portale, World Bank Energy Knowledge Hub Team Leader, eportale@worldbank.org

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
A 1
Side Event
Moderator

Ms. Leena Srivastava, Vice Chancellor, TERI School of Advances Studies

High-level remarks

Mr. José Alberto Alderete, General Director, ITAIPU, Paraguay

Speakers
  • Mr. José Alberto Alderete, General Director, ITAIPU, Paraguay
  • Ms. Claribelle Poujol, Head of Resource Mobilization and Partnerships of UNFCCC
  • Mr. Gonzalo Saenz de Miera, Director, Climate Change, Iberdrola
  • Mr. Ole Lund Hansen, Chief, Global Operations, UN Global Compact
  • Ms. Constança Pinto Moura, Public Affairs Advisor, Danfoss A/S
Q&A
Closing remarks

Mr. Liu Zhenmin, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
CR 34
Side Event

Interactive discussion with the panellists.

Session chaired by:

James Hasselip - UNEP-DTU

Session speakers
  • Christian Friis Bach, Secretary General of the Danish Refugee Council. Introduction, framing of the key issues and challenges for energy in humanitarian response.
  • Thomas Fohgrub, Coordination Unit for the Global Plan of Action for Sustainable Energy Solutions in Situations of Displacement (GPA), UNITAR. What is the GPA?
  • Emmanuel Michael Biririza, Coordinator for Energy, UNHCR Tanzania. Creating a market for non-wood fuel technology in the Nyarugusu refugee camp
  • Jakob Øster, Livelihoods Officer, UNHCR Copenhagen. Private sector collaboration and business model innovation for household energy in Rwandan refugee camps

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
Press Room
Side Event
Moderator

Carlos Fuller, AOSIS Lead Negotiator on Climate Change

Presentations
  • Climate action to limit warming to 1.5°C as a key SDG enabler: latest from the IPCC (Dr. Michiel Schaeffer, Director/Senior Scientist, Climate Analytics)
  • Joining the dots: how the next round of NDCs can harvest synergies between climate action and SDGs Presenter
  • Exploring the cross section of climate finance and development finance: how to re-envision the Financing for Development process as a platform to a new global policy rhetoric of alignment and complementarity?
  • Panel discussion with (2) vulnerable country representatives: “Financing for climate AND development - tapping into a wider range of sources to enable SIDS reach climate and development goals”.
Focal Point:

Ms. Anya Thomas, Economic Officer - SIDS Unit, Division for Sustainable Development Goal (DSDG), UN-DESA, thomasa@un.org

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
UN City Copenhagen
Official meeting
Special Messages:
  • Mr. António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations (video-message)
  • H.E. Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa, President, UN General Assembly (video-message)
Opening Remarks:
  • Mr. Liu Zhenmin, Under-Secretary-General, UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs
  • Mr. Ovais Sarmad, Deputy Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
  • H.E. Mr. Kristian Jensen, Minister of Finance, Denmark
Special Addreses
  • Mr. Luis Alfonso de Alba of Mexico, UN SG’s Special Envoy for the 2019 Climate Summit
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
UN City Copenhagen
Other
  • H.E. Mr. Kristian Jensen, Minister of Finance, Denmark
  • Mr. Liu Zhenmin, Under-Secretary-General, UN DESA
  • Mr. Luis Alfonso de Alba, UN SG’s Special Envoy for the 2019 Climate Summit
  • Mr. Ovais Sarmad, Deputy Executive Secretary, UNFCCC
  • Ms. Mami Mizutori, Assistant Secretary-General and Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
UN City Copenhagen
Official meeting
Moderator:

Ms. Connie Hedegaard, Chairman of the Board, CONCITO

Special address:

H.E. Mr. Michał Kurtyka, Secretary of State, Minister of Environment, Poland, COP24 President

High-Level Panel
  • Ms. Trine Rask Thygesen, State secretary for Development Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark
  • H.E. Mr. Yacov Hadas-Handelsman, Special Envoy for Sustainability and Climate Change, Israel
  • H.E. Mr. Satyendra Prasad, Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Fiji to the United Nations
  • H.E. Ms. Lois Michele Young, Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Belize to the United Nations
  • H.E. Mr. Sukhbold Sukhee, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Mongolia to the United Nations
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
UN City Copenhagen
Official meeting
Moderator:

Mr. Peter Thomson, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Ocean


Special Address

Ms. Marjeta Jager, Deputy Director-General, Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission

High-Level Panel
  • H.E. Ms. Célestine Ketcha Courtès¸ Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Cameroon
  • H.E. Mr. Yoo Jechul, Deputy Minister for Environment, Republic of Korea
  • Ms. Mami Mizutori, Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction, United Nations
  • H.E. Mr. Robert Sisilo, Ambassador,Permanent Representative of the Solomon Islands to the United Nations
  • Ms. Rookayah Aumeer, Educator at Ministry of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research & SIDS Youth Aims Hub, Mauritius
12:45 PM - 2:15 PM
UN City Copenhagen
Special event

To support efforts to implement the Paris Agreement and to increase ambition and climate action, UN Secretary-General António Guterres will bring world leaders, from government, finance, business, and civil society to the Climate Action Summit on 23 September 2019. At this Special Event panelists will share the vision for the Climate Summit and discuss the actions needed and the opportunities available for raising ambition.

Welcome

Mr. Liu Zhenmin, Under-Secretary-General, UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs

Moderator:

Mr. Jarl Krausing, International Director, CONCITO

Panel
  • Mr. Luis Alfonso de Alba, UN SG’s Special Envoy for the 2019 Climate Summit
  • Ms. Trine Rask Thygesen, State Secretary for Development Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark
  • Mr. Ovais Sarmad, Deputy Executive Secretary, UNFCCC
  • Ms. Susan Gardner, Director, Ecosystems Division, UN Environment
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
UN City Copenhagen
Official meeting

Interactive discussions around country cases showcasing integration of climate objectives and a range of SDGs through national policies, strategies and programmes.

Moderator:

Ms. Camilla Bruckner, Director of UNDP Representative Office, Copenhagen

Panel
  • Mr. Mulele Maketo Mulele, Director, Development Planning and Administration, Ministry of National Development Planning , Zambia
  • Ms. Teodora Grncarovska Obradovic, State Advisor on Climate Change, Ministry of Environment, Macedonia
  • Ms. Jeniffer Hanna Collado, Head of Planning and International Cooperation, National Council for Climate Change and the Clean Development Mechanism, Dominican Republic
  • Mr. Wisdom Adongo, Private Enterprises Foundation, Private Enterprise Foundation, Ghana
  • Mr. Khachatur Khachatryan, Head of Legal Department, Ministry of Nature Protection, Republic of Armenia

2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
UN City Copenhagen
Official meeting

Interactive discussions around country cases showcasing integration of climate objectives and a range of SDGs through national policies, strategies and programmes.

Moderator:

Mr. Henning Wuester, Director, Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) Director

Panel
  • Ms. Susan Gardner, Director, Ecosystems Division, UN Environment
  • Ms. Karen Holm Olsen, Senior Researcher, UNEP DTU Partnership
  • Mr. Daniele Violetti, Director, UNFCCC
  • Mr. Ayman Cherkaoui, Coordinator, Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental Protection
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
UN City Copenhagen
Official meeting

Interactive discussions around country cases showcasing integration of climate objectives and a range of SDGs through national policies, strategies and programmes.

Moderator:

Mr. Zitouni Ould-Dada, Deputy Director, Climate and Environment Division, FAO

Panel
  • Mr. Jerome Evangelio Ilagan, Chief, Policy Research and Development, Climate Change Commission, Philippines
  • Ms. Stineke Oenema, Coordinator, UN System Standing Committee on Nutrition
  • Mr. Nicolas Costa, Technical Assistant of the Agricultural Unit for Sustainability and Climate Change, Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries, Uruguay
  • Mr. Jorge Gutierrez, Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environment Studies, Colombia
  • Mr. Boris Greguška, Chair, 14th session of the United Nations Forum on Forests; Chief State Counsellor, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Slovak Republic
  • Ms. Livia Hollins, Agriculture, Adaptation, SDGs and Interagency Relations, UNFCCC
  • Ms. Hanne Søndergaard, Executive Vice President, Arla Foods
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
UN City Copenhagen
Official meeting

Interactive discussions around country cases showcasing integration of climate objectives and a range of SDGs through national policies, strategies and programmes.

Moderator:

Mr. Felice Zaccheo, Head of Unit, Sustainable Energy and Climate Change, Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission

Panel
  • Ms. Pam Belcher-Taylor, CoM SSA Mayor, Paynesville, Liberia
  • Mr. Junichi Fujino, Principal Researcher/ Program Director, City Taskforce Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan
  • Mr. Michael Williamson, Section Chief, Energy Division, UNESCAP
  • Mr. Sandeep Sengupta, Global Coordinator, Climate Change, IUCN
  • Ms. Annisa Tryianti, Representative of the HLPF Major Groups and other Stakeholders Coordination Mechanism and PhD researcher, University of Amsterdam
  • Nicola Tollin, Professor in Urban Resilience, University of Southern Denmark
  • Jo-Kristian Stræte Røttereng Project Leader for Trondheim Climate Action Plan, Norway
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
UN City Copenhagen
Official meeting

Interactive discussions around country cases showcasing integration of climate objectives and a range of SDGs through national policies, strategies and programmes.

Moderator:

Prof. Kazuhiko Takeuchi, President, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan

Panel
  • Mr. Mattias Frumerie, Deputy Director-General, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden
  • Honorable Mr. Mohammed Adjei Sowah, CoM SSA Mayor, Accra, Ghana
  • Ms. Rana Adib, Executive Secretary, REN21
  • Mr. Martin Krause, Director, Division of Programme Support and Coordination, Department of Technical Cooperation, IAEA (TBC)
  • Ms. Marianne Toftgaard, Programme Manager, Climate Action and Ambition, Climate Action Network International
  • Ms. Helena Molin Valdes, Head of Climate & Clean Air Coalition Secretariat, CCAC Secretariat, UNEP
  • Mr. Justin Perrettson, Head of Global Engagements, Novozymes
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
UN City Copenhagen
Official meeting

Interactive discussions around country cases showcasing integration of climate objectives and a range of SDGs through national policies, strategies and programmes.

Moderator:

Ms. Sharon Lindo, Lead negotiator, Sustainable Development, Alliance of Small Island States

Panel
  • Ms. Tamanda Chibwana, First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Malawi to the United Nations, Chair, Coordination Bureau for the LDC Group
  • Mr. Muhammad Saidam, Water & Environmental Engineering Senior Researcher, Executive Director, Member, Independent Group of Scientists for the Global Sustainable Development Report
  • Ms. Achala Abeysinghe, Legal Advisor to the Chair of the Least Developed Countries (LDC) group for UNFCCC
  • Ms. Kirsi Madi, Director, UNISDR
5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
UN City Copenhagen
Official meeting

Side Events

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
CR 28
Side Event
Focal Point:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark

8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Press Room
Side Event
Focal Point: Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate, Denmark
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
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Side Event
Opening remarks

Delivered by Mr. Peter Thomson, UN Special Envoy for the Ocean

Panel
  • Member States (tbc)
  • Ms. Maja Johannessen, Research Analyst at Ellen MacArthur Foundation (tbc)
  • Mr. Masanori Kobayashi, Senior Research Fellow at Ocean Policy Research Institute, Sasakawa Peace Foundation (tbc)
  • Focal Point:

    Ms. Sabina Wolf (sabina.wolf@un.org)

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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Side Event
Focal Point:

Stineke Oenema, UNSCN

12:45 PM - 2:15 PM
UN City Copenhagen
Special event

To support efforts to implement the Paris Agreement and to increase ambition and climate action, UN Secretary-General António Guterres will bring world leaders, from government, finance, business, and civil society to the Climate Action Summit on 23 September 2019. At this Special Event panelists will share the vision for the Climate Summit and discuss the actions needed and the opportunities available for raising ambition.

Welcome

Mr. Liu Zhenmin, Under-Secretary-General, UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs

Moderator:

Mr. Jarl Krausing, International Director, CONCITO

Panel
  • Mr. Luis Alfonso de Alba, UN SG’s Special Envoy for the 2019 Climate Summit
  • Ms. Trine Rask Thygesen, State Secretary for Development Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark
  • Mr. Ovais Sarmad, Deputy Executive Secretary, UNFCCC
  • Ms. Susan Gardner, Director, Ecosystems Division, UN Environment

Wednesday, 1 April 2019

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
UN City Copenhagen
Official meeting

This session will take stock of the parallel sessions held the previous days. Moderators of parallel sessions on Day 1 and Day 2 will be invited to share the summaries of their discussions.

Moderator

Mr. Minoru Takada, Team Leader (Sustainable Energy), Division for Sustainable Development Goals, UN DESA

Panel
  • Mr. Rohit Khanna, Practice Manager, World Bank
  • Ms. Gyorgyi Gurban, Senior maritime policy advisor, Executive Office of the Secretary-General, International Maritime Organisation
  • Mr. Adis Dzebo, Research fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute
  • Ms. Hannah Janetschek, Researcher, German Development Institute
  • Mr. Moustapha Kamal Gueye, Coordinator, Green Jobs Programme, Enterprises Department, International Labour Organization
  • Mr. Jukka Uosukainen, Director, Climate Technology Centre and Network
  • Ms. Camilla Bruckner, Director of UNDP Representative Office, Copenhagen
  • Mr. Zitouni Ould-Dada, Deputy Director, Climate and Environment Division, FAO
  • Mr. Henning Wuester, Director, Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT)
  • Ms. Sharon Lindo, Lead negotiator, Sustainable Development, Alliance of Small Island States
  • Mr. Felice Zaccheo, Head of Unit, Sustainable Energy and Climate Change, Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission
  • -Prof. Kazuhiko Takeuchi, President, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
UN City Copenhagen
Official meeting
Presentation of Conference Summary
  • Ms. Livia Hollins, UNFCCC
  • Mr. David Koranyi, UN DESA
Closing Remarks
  • H.E. Mr. Lars Christian Lilleholt, Minister for Energy, Utilities and Climate, Denmark
  • Mr. Luis Alfonso de Alba, UN SG’s Special Envoy for the 2019 Climate Summit

Side Events

Resources

Background about the Sustainable Development Goals
Logo of the Sustainable Development Goals
Background about the Paris Agreement
Paris Agreement Background Information
More about the 2019 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
HLPF on Sustainable Development Background Information
More about the Climate Action Summit
Climate Action Summit 2019
More about the SDG Summit
SDG Summit 2019
United Nations