21 April 2016, New York, USA
The Southern Climate Partnership Incubator (SCPI), the new initiative of the Secretary-General, fosters partnerships among the Global South in the areas of renewable energy, climate resilience, smart cities and big data application.
“South-South cooperation is crucial,” said the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the launch of the initiative. “This Incubator will focus on renewable energy, smart cities, big data and climate resilience. I encourage you to learn more and participate.”
The new initiative was launched in conjunction with the signature ceremony of the historic Paris Agreement on April 22 at UN headquarter in New York, where leaders and high-ranking officials from 175 countries signed the agreement.
Representatives from member states highlighted the importance of South-South cooperation on climate change and welcomed this new initiative.