Event Invitation: Thinking outside the silos – different scenarios of integrating climate change into post-2015

22 December 2013

Thinking outside the silos: different scenarios of integrating climate change into post-2015

Date: 9 January 2014

Time: 1.15-2.30 pm

Location: Conference Room E, UN HQ, New York

This side event during the 7th session of the Open Working Group on SDGs will investigate different options of integrating climate change into the post-2015 framework.

Climate change is an existential threat that will continue to disproportionately affect the poorest and most vulnerable people and places, impacting negatively on those least responsible for the climate crisis. Without addressing the causes
of climate change and all its impacts, comprehensively, goals on eradicating poverty will be ineffective, even in short term, and fail to ensure sustainable development.

During this side event, the panellists will discuss the risks and opportunities of different scenarios for integrating climate change and how this can impact on other UN processes, including the UNFCCC process. A newly published paper
put together with the support of Beyond 2015 and CAN-International, two major global NGO networks involved in climate change and post-2015, will serve as the basis for the discussion. The panel will be followed by questions and
answers from the floor.

– Pascal Canfin, Minister for Development, France
– Ronald Jean Jumeau, Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the Republic Seychelles to the United Nations
– Olav Kjorven, Special Adviser on post-2015, UNDP (TBC)
– Frederick D’Souza, Director, Caritas India
– Wael Hmaidan, Director, CAN-I

Corinne Woods, Director, UN MC

This event is supported by the Government of France

Contact: Bernadette Fischler, CAFOD, bfischler@cafod.org.uk

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