ECOSOC High Level Political Forum 2016

climate_change_resilience[1]Climate Change Resilience:
An Opportunity for Reducing Inequalities and Ensuring that No One is Left Behind

Wednesday, 20 July 2016
6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
UN Conference Building, Conference Room E

The Development Policy and Analysis Division (DPAD) of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN/DESA) is pleased to invite you to a side event in the context of the High Level Political Forum 2016 to present the main messages of the World Economic Social Survey (WESS) 2016.

Under the theme “Climate Change Resilience – an opportunity for reducing inequalities”, the Survey contributes to the discussion about the implementation challenges of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by addressing climate change resilience as an opportunity to reduce inequalities. It elaborates on the complexities associated with bringing together the human development and environmental agendas and to ensure that, in meeting the sustainable development goals, no one is left behind.

The discussion in this side event will address the non-climatic factors that make poor and marginalised people more susceptible, vulnerable and exposed to climate hazards. Through an emphasis on building climate change resilience, the event aims at highlighting the efforts that are required to reduce structural inequalities that undermine adaptation and mitigation responses to climate change, and the need for integrated and coherent approaches in the implementation of policies to achieve the goals proposed in the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development.

This event will open the discussion on the contributions of the World Economic and Social Survey 2016 and the best ways to move forward in building resilience to climate change as an opportunity to reduce inequalities.

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Location of Conference Room E: Floor 1B (first basement), by Vienna Café.