From theory to practice: Integration of climate change and sustainable development planning
Wednesday, 13 July 2016
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Conference Room D

Side Event

This event will feature a discussion among a diverse group of negotiators, academics, and NGO delegates on how to integrate climate change and sustainable development planning successfully by looking at both Agenda2030 and the UNFCCC outcomes and provisions.

2015 was a momentous year for multilateralism and international policy shaping. The decisions made in 2015 carry the world in to a new era of environment, development and climate multilateralism. 2015 established our vision of a world that strives towards climate compatible sustainable development and moved us firmly into a new phase of transformational implementation. Governments must now show strong ownership of Agenda 2030 and the Paris Agreement by aligning policies, resources, institutions and legislation in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement.

To address the common challenges of climate change and sustainable development, we have to look both at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the post-2015 development outcomes and provisions. Understanding and realizing the requirements and synergies in terms of developing policies and legislation will be vital if the goals of either are to be successfully achieved. Although the SDGs and the Paris Agreement approached their aims from different starting points, they both recognize the need to eradicate poverty, and both require a just transition towards equitable and sustainable economies and societies. By integrating climate change and sustainable development planning in national implementation coherence can be achieved which will benefit the planet, the economy and society.


Climate Action Network International, World Resources Institute, Christian Aid and UN-NGLS
United Nations