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.

Summary Report of Meeting


Opening Remarks: David Nabarro

Special Remarks: H.E. Xie Zhenhua, China (Chinese) (English)

Statement from H.E. Thoriq Ibrahim, AOSIS

Statement from H.E. Richard Nduhuura, High-level Committee on South-South Cooperation

Statement from H.E. Virachai Plasai, Group of 77 Plus China

Statement from Gilbert Houngbo, ILO

Statement from Ibrahim Thiaw, UNEP

Statement from Helen Clark, UNDP

Statement from Wu Hongbo, DESA

Statement from Li Yong, UNIDO

Statement from Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC

Statement from Winnie Byanyima, Oxfam International

Statement from Vicente Yu, the South Centre

Statement from Ahmed Djoghlaf, former Co-Chair of the UNFCCC ADP COP21/CMP11

Closing Remarks: Jorge Chediek

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