At a time of growing urgency, with evidence mounting of an ever-worsening climate emergency and the SDG agenda reeling from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the crisis in Ukraine, the UN is gathering leaders and experts for a conference to advance action on climate and the SDGs by tackling them together, synergistically.

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 (UNU) in Tokyo, Japan, with both in-person and virtual participation.  Representatives from developed and developing nations, including government delegates, youth, and members of the private sector, academia, civil society and the UN system are expected to attend the conference, which is being co-convened by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change secretariat (UNFCCC), in partnership with UNU and the Institute for Global Environmental Studies (IGES), and hosted by Japan’s Ministry of the Environment.

The overall focus of the conference will be on the progress made over the last few years on synergistic action towards the 1.5°C goal of the Paris Agreement while putting the world on track in achieving the SDGs by 2030.  It is hoped that a better understanding of the co-benefits of tackling these two key agendas together in national, regional and global contexts can spur more deliberate action and collaboration.

Programme and registration details can be found on the conference website https://www.un.org/en/climate-sdgs-conference-2022