The 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement can serve as a compass to help policy makers meet urgent needs while aligning short-term solutions to medium and long-term climate and sustainable development objectives. UN DESA is moving the needle forward for harnessing synergies across development and climate action.
UN DESA Climate Review
In December 2021, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) launched the UN DESA Climate Review. The document highlights the important work that UN DESA is doing to bring climate issues to the forefront of the Department’s activities and reinforce the shared goals of the 2030 Agenda and Paris Agreement.
With an introduction by Liu Zhenmin, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, the report gives readers insight into the Department’s direction regarding climate and how UN DESA is integrating climate goals with social and economic policies that aim to reduce vulnerabilities, support those affected by climate change and create decent jobs. Notably, key ongoing policy work in the areas of forests and the ocean are gaining prominence.
The Climate Review shows how the Department is working with Member States and partners on climate change and developing new and innovative ways to accelerate progress on the SDGs by developing tools to spur risk-informed decision-making, researching the need to build resilient cities, and studying the megatrends and the impacts these will have on our collective future.