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Thought leaders and practitioners share lessons learned from integrated planning to date, and suggest ways to maximize climate & SDG synergies in recovery planning.
Diverse experts suggest policies and changes that can enable countries to realize “quick wins” for people & planet, while laying the ground for enduring climate, economic & SDG co-benefits.
Participants consider next steps to strengthen climate & SDG synergies in practice. Speakers propose ways to leverage intergovernmental processes on biodiversity, food, transport and oceans.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a crisis for humanity. Travel restrictions and social distancing, adopted to stem the spread of the novel corona virus, have shuttered much economic activity. Even as rates of transmission fall in certain countries and cities, others report rising trends, total numbers of deaths continue to increase, unemployment is soaring, billions of livelihoods are in jeopardy and a global economic recession is imminent. Continuing anxiety and uncertainty cloud prospects for the future.
At the same time, many governments are rolling out stimulus packages on a monumental scale and planning for recovery. There is a new appreciation of the urgent need to prepare for global crises. Millions are adapting to working and learning remotely. Against this backdrop of uncertainty and rapid change, the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement can serve as a compass to help policy makers meet urgent needs while aligning short-term solutions to medium and long-term climate and sustainable development objectives.
Webinar 1 focused on the challenges of forward-planning in a time of intersecting crises. Diverse practitioners and thought leaders reflected on the role of climate & SDG synergies in recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic. Using examples, panelists suggested practical measures that stakeholders can use to better account for trade-offs and harness synergies in their recovery planning process.
Webinar 2 will focus on the trends and thematic opportunities that countries can tap to realize “quick wins” and lay the ground for long term climate & SDG co-benefits. Using examples, speakers will suggest the policies, stimulus & financing measures needed to enable a better & faster recovery to Covid-19, by accelerating just transitions to sustainable development that leave no one behind.
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