RAISING CLIMATE AND SDGS AMBITION
The Third Global Conference on Strengthening Synergies between the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will take place on 20-21 July at the United Nations University in Tokyo, Japan, in a hybrid format, with both in-person and virtual participation. Climate and SDG synergies and co-benefits can only be sufficiently realized if policy makers from all sectors accord these issues high political priority. A better understanding of these co-benefits in national, regional and global contexts can spur more deliberate action and collaboration towards realizing them.
The overall focus of the conference will be on the progress made over the last few years on synergistic action in raising climate ambition towards the 1.5 degrees goal of the Paris Agreement while putting the world on the right track for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. The Conference will zoom in on sharing of experiences, challenges and opportunities as well as ways to overcome constraints in the joint implementation of these two critical agendas.