Stakeholder Participation

Event: Second Gathering of the Road to Paris Partners [viewed]

As part of Climate Week Paris 2015, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the International Energy Agency (IEA), the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) will gather for their second meeting as partners of the Road to Paris initiative. A high-level session will take place the following morning, on 20 May 2015. In support of a transition to a low-carbon economy, the Road to Paris initiative aims to create business-oriented technology roadmaps, analyze barriers, identify financial and political solutions, as well as public-private partnership (PPP) opportunities, and strengthen business and government dialogue to create enabling frameworks for investment in the lead-up to the Paris Climate Change Conference and beyond.  

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Experts Discuss Multi-Stakeholder Assessments for Post-2015 Development, FfD [viewed]

ffd14 April 2015: At a side event to the second drafting session on the outcome document of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD 3), panelists discussed how evidence-based, inclusive, and integrated policy planning efforts might be used as a means of implementation for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the post-2015 development agenda.. The event brought together civil society, UN system, and Member State institutions interested to learn about such assessments.

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Event: Tropical Landscapes Summit: A Global Investment Opportunity [viewed]

The Tropical Landscapes Summit aims to affirm and promote existing commitments that exist across various sectors and to discuss the various opportunities and challenges that exist in enhancing green investment in Indonesia beyond a critical threshold. The Summit will aim to enable and generate space for key business sector leaders to explore and engage in opportunities presented by the "Indonesian Green Economy Transition," and is expected to offer real and tangible inputs to policy makers. Plenaries will focus on, inter alia, biodiversity, forests, renewable energy, climate change, sustainable cities, food security, youth, financing for development, as well as public-private partnerships. The summit is co-hosted by the Government of Indonesia and UN System.  

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Mayors Commit to Climate Action Ahead of Paris Conference [viewed]

iclei11 April 2015: The ICLEI World Congress 2015, the triennial sustainability summit of local and subnational governments worldwide, led to a number of climate announcements intended to increase local climate action. The Congress brought together over 3000 participants, including over 100 mayors from around the world, and boasted the largest number of participants at a Congress to date, with many others attending virtually via a live stream.

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Expert Group Meeting Discusses Science-Policy Interface in SIDS [viewed]

expert_group_meeting_discusses_science_policy18 March 2015: An expert group meeting on the science-policy interface (SPI) in small island developing States (SIDS) explored ways to strengthen SPI in SIDS, to inform the 2015 edition of the Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR). It also sought to advance the implementation of the proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and of the SAMOA Pathway. The latter was the outcome document of the Third International Conference on SIDS.

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Civil Society Brings Input to FfD 3 Hearing [viewed]

69th Session of the UNGA9 April 2015: UN Member States and representatives of civil society organisations discussed issues related to the third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD 3) at an informal interactive hearing as part of the preparatory process for the conference. The substantive informal session took place on 9 April 2015 in New York, US.

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UNIDO, IIP, TERI Launch SE4ALL Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform [viewed]

se4all_unido_teri_ipp7 April 2015: A collaborative platform aimed at doubling the rate of energy efficiency improvements in the industrial sector worldwide was launched by the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Institute for Industrial Productivity (IIP) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). The initiative is part of the UN Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Global Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform, which supports the SE4ALL aim of doubling the global rate of gains in energy efficiency by 2030.

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Event: UNGA High-Level Event on the Demographic Dividend and Youth Employment [viewed]

Convened by the President of the UN General Assembly, Sam Kutesa, this high-level event will focus on investments required to reap the demographic dividend, including through employment opportunities and decent work for young people.  

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Event: Ninth UNESCO Youth Forum [viewed]

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will hold its Ninth Youth Forum, under the theme of 'Young Global Citizens for a Sustainable Planet,' with a special focus on climate change and sustainable development. The Forum, which takes place every two years, will be held as an integral part of the 38th session of the UNESCO General Conference.  

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Event: Special High-level Meeting of ECOSOC with World Bank, IMF, WTO and UNCTAD [viewed]

A special high-level meeting of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) with the Bretton Woods institutions, the World Trade Organization (WTO), and the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) will take place pursuant to ECOSOC resolution 2014/11, with the overall theme of 'Coherence, coordination and cooperation in the context of financing for sustainable development and the post-2015 development agenda'. The meeting will provide UN Member States and major institutional stakeholders with the opportunity to discuss key deliverables for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD 3) and the post-2015 development agenda.  

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