Climate Action Network has welcomed the launch by UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon of the Synthesis Report of the Secretary-General On the Post-2015 Agenda, titled ‘The Road to Dignity by 2030: Ending Poverty, Transforming All Lives and Protecting the Planet’.
This report is the culmination of a number of strands of work over the last year, which started with Rio+20 in 2012, and will drive the next nine months of negotiations on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which will be agreed in September in New York. The Sustainable Development Goals will act as the world’s to-do list to end poverty and will come into effect in January, 2016 and run til 2030.
The report places action on climate change at the heart of a set of principles to achieve sustainable development. The report not only keeps the door open for a standalone goal on climate change and also to ensure that all the SDGS are aligned with climate action. It thereby builds momentum towards both the agreement of strong and effective SDGs and a comprehensive, global agreement on climate change due in Paris in December next year.