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Opening Webinar on Paris Agreement and the SDGs with Amina Mohammed

Organized by the UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development in partnership with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the SD Talks Special Series on Climate Action is a 7-episode webinar series that aims to advance knowledge and further dialogue around Climate Action, in the lead up to and during COP 23 which will take place in November in Bonn, Germany. The first webinar of this series titled Paris Agreement and the SDGs: One Agenda for a Sustainable Future will take place on 3 May 2017 from 3:15 pm to 4:30 pm CEST (9:15 am to 10:30 am EDT). It will feature UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed who will talk about the interlinkages between the Paris Agreement and the sustainable development agenda, and will examine how their mutually reinforcing relationship affects their implementation.

The speaker panel will also include Mr. Nick Nuttall, Spokesperson to the UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa. The discussion will be moderated by Simona Costanzo-Sow of the UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development. After the discussion, participants will have the opportunity to ask their questions directly to the speakers during the live Q&A session.

To register for this webinar, please go to http://bit.ly/SDCA-1, click on “Register” and enter your details. You can join the live webinar on 3 May at the scheduled time, by going to this link http://bit.ly/SDCA-1 and entering the event number 951 513 377 and event password KCSD2030 .

The SD Talks Special Series on Climate Action will feature 7 webinars from May until December that will focus on different aspects around Climate Action and sustainable development. The full list of upcoming webinars in this series is available below. You may register for the webinars using the Registration links provided below. Each webinar will be followed by a live Q&A session where participants will have the opportunity to engage directly with high-level speakers.

Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, invites you to join this webinar series and participate in the discussions around climate change. Watch her video address below:

SD Talks Special Series on Climate Action

Webinar#1 | Paris Agreement & the SDGs: One Agenda for a Sustainable Future with Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations

3 May 2017 | 3:15-4:30 pm CEST (9:15-10:30 am EDT)

Join us for the opening session of our 7-episode webinar series on Climate Action with Amina Mohammed (Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations), Nick Nuttall (Head of Communications and Outreach at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change). This first webinar will focus on the link between the Paris Agreement and the sustainable development agenda, and will look at how this mutually reinforcing relationship affects their implementation.

At the end of the discussion, participants will have the opportunity to ask their questions directly to the speakers during the live Q&A session.

Register now: http://bit.ly/SDCA-1

 

Webinar#2 | National Climate Plans (NDCs): Blueprints for a Global Transformation

June 2017 [date and time tbc]

The Paris Climate Change Agreement set the goals, and now countries must translate them into action. The Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) set out what each country plans to do as part of the Paris Agreement to contribute to the international effort to secure a sustainable future for all. This webinar will explain how NDCs open up a new universe of economic and cooperation opportunities to realize the mitigation and adaptation plans and increase climate resilience.

The exact date and time of this webinar will be communicated in due course.

Register now: http://bit.ly/SDCA-2

 

Webinar#3 | Climate Finance: Can Countries Really Bank on It?

August 2017 [date and time tbc]

Boosting financial flows and greening investments into a low-emission, resilient transition will be key to meeting the aims and ambitions of both the Paris Climate Change Agreement and the Sustainable Development Agenda. A transformational change is needed in our financial systems, banks and investments to enable sustainable business to become the necessary new norm if we want to realize the promise of a clean and sustainable future for all. This webinar will explain the current climate finance scenario and will outline the major opportunities for financial institutions and public and private investors.

The exact date and time of this webinar will be communicated in due course.

Register now: http://bit.ly/SDCA-3

 

Webinar#4 | COP23 in Bonn: Setting the Rules of the Climate Game; Making Cooperation Stick

September 2017 [date and time tbc]

Between 6-17 November, thousands of government delegates and leaders from all sectors of society will gather in Bonn (Germany) for the 2017 UN Climate Change Conference. Under the Presidency of Fiji, the UNFCCC secretariat with the support of Germany will host this annual meeting with one clear objective: making progress for a successful, inclusive and ambitious implementation of the Paris Agreement. This includes negotiations on the rule book—or operating manual—for transparent climate action under the Paris Agreement, as well as showcasing cooperative climate action, including on vulnerability and resilience, from around the globe. This webinar will explain the milestones and key challenges that lie ahead of COP 23.

The exact date and time of this webinar will be communicated in due course.

Register now: http://bit.ly/SDCA-4

 

Webinar#5 | From Companies to Cities: Crucial Climate Role of CEOs and Mayors

October 2017 [date and time tbc]

Non-Party Stakeholders are essential in the global effort to realize the goals of the Paris Agreement. The UNFCCC’s NAZCA Portal showcases thousands of leading examples of game-changing climate actions from the private sector, cities and sub-national governments. More commitments and urgent actions are needed. Wide-ranging cross-sectoral partnerships will be fundamental for nations to fulfil their objectives. This webinar will explain the great momentum for more ambition and cooperation from all parts of society.

The exact date and time of this webinar will be communicated in due course.

Register now: http://bit.ly/SDCA-5

 

Webinar#6 | Innovation in Climate Action: Meet the 2017 Momentum for Change Award Winners

November 2017 [date and time tbc]

During COP 23, the people behind some of the 2017 Lighthouse Activities of the initiative Momentum for Change will demonstrate how they are creating positive impact in the lives of people, communities and on the planet´s health, through innovative approaches. The Momentum for Change initiative is spearheaded by the UN Climate Change secretariat to shine a light on some of the most innovative, scalable and replicable examples of what people are doing to address climate change.

The exact date and time of this webinar will be communicated in due course.

Register now: http://bit.ly/SDCA-6

 

Webinar#7 | COP 23: From Bonn to the World – Outcomes and Next Steps for a Sustainable 21st Century

December 2017 [date and time tbc]

This webinar will feature Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of UNFCCC, who will discuss the key outcomes of COP 23, including with respect to the negotiations and the implementation of the Paris Agreement. This webinar will also highlight the measures undertaken by non-party stakeholders and will underline the next steps following COP 23.

The exact date and time of this webinar will be communicated in due course.

Register now: http://bit.ly/SDCA-7

 

SD Talks is a webinar series by the UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development that features live webinars with high-level speakers and subject-matter experts on issues related to sustainable development and Agenda 2030. SD Talks provides a space for knowledge-sharing, shapes discussions and furthers dialogue around sustainable development, which can be accessed by audiences all over the world free of charge.

Should you have questions, comments or feedback, please email us at sustainable-development@unssc.org.

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