Second Global Conference on Strengthening Synergies between the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

On the 2-3 April 2020, the 2nd Global Conference on Strengthening Synergies between the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will be hosted at the Palais des Nations, Geneva.

The adoption of the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement in 2015 established a strong foundation for coherent implementation of climate action and sustainable development objectives across all levels and sectors. The multiple inter-linkages between the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement indicate that integrated and synergistic implementation of both would lead to many benefits.
Such an approach would considerably enhance effectiveness and the quality of outcomes, besides contributing towards more efficient use of resources, greater coherence across sectors and actors, and the formation of novel partnerships.

It is in this context that the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC) teamed up, in collaboration with other partners, to organize a Global Conference to strengthen synergies between the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement.

The first conference was hosted in April in 2019 in the UN City in Copenhagen, and the second conference will be hosted on 2-3 April 2020 at the Palais des Nations, Geneva.