On 23 March, the President of the General Assembly will convene a High-Level Event entitled “Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Agenda” in collaboration with the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. This event will provide an opportunity to highlight synergies between Climate Change and the 2030 Agenda and to gather representatives of Governments, International Organizations, the Private Sector and other stakeholders who are advancing solutions to implementation of the SDG and Climate Change agreements.
Member States, intergovernmental organizations and entities that have observer status with the General Assembly, and United Nations system entities wishing to speak are kindly requested to inscribe with the List of Speakers, General Assembly Affairs Branch (Mr. Carlos Galindo (email galindo[at]un.org; with copy to email gaspeakerslist[at]un.org)).
UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) facilitated a process to identify civil society speakers (one for the stakeholder session and one for the panel discussion), and other civil society attendees wishing to be considered as observers for this event. UN-NGLS facilitated a civil society Selection Committee for the evaluation and short-listing of candidates for the speaking roles, to be presented to OPGA for their consideration. The Committee ensured regional and gender balance, and diversity of age and expertise in the overall set of candidates. The President of the General Assembly made the final selection of the speakers for this event. Application is closed.
All Member State statements can be found here
Ségolène Royal – Minister of the Environment, Energy and Marine Affairs, responsible for International Climate Relations
Governor Jay Inslee of the State of Washington
Hoesung Lee, IPCC
IPCC PowerPoint presentation
Hashtags to be used during the day are #globalgoals, #SDGs, #climateaction #ParisAgreement