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Online Launch of the Study “Working together to Achieve the Paris Climate Goals and Sustainable Development”

September 20, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EAT

German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), New Climate Institute

Whether the global climate can be stabilised at a warming of 1.5°C depends on whether the goals and measures of climate policy by 2030 are sufficiently ambitious. Failure to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement would ultimately undermine the achievement of just and sustainable global development that leaves no one behind.

Historically, the main drivers of climate change are industrialised countries who bear a significant responsibility in tackling climate change. At the same time, it will not be possible to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement without decisive action on the part of emerging economies and developing countries. Therefore, international cooperation beyond development cooperation must be consistently oriented towards the implementation of national climate policies in the context of the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the multilateral agreements on the protection of biodiversity, forests and oceans.

This requires transformative change in all countries and development areas. In a new study, the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) and NewClimate Institute show what this change can look like concretely, and what role international cooperation and international development finance can play in it.

In particular, the study dives deeper into the interlinkages between climate and development policy in five key fields of action: energy, cities, agriculture, ecosystems and water. It thereby contributes to key discussions at and around this year’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), such as the High-Level Dialogue on Energy, the Food Systems Summit, and the New York Climate Week.

We cordially invite you to the online launch of the study and an expert panel in the course of the 76th UNGA!

Programme expert panel (English only):
Moderation: Marilena Berends

  • Presentation of the study and virtual handover to the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
  • Inputs:
    • Prof. Dr. Niklas Höhne, Founding Partner at New Climate Institute
    • Prof. Dr. Anna-Katharina Hornidge, Director of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
    • Dr. Maria Flachsbarth, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ
  • Q&A

Programme expert panel (English only):

Moderation: Marilena Berends

  • Steffen Bauer (DIE)
  • Marie-Jeanne Kurdziel (NewClimate Institute)Presentation of the study by the lead authors
  • Bernd Liss (tbc), Head of Climate Change and Climate Policy, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH
  • Kennedy Mbeva, Research Fellow at the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, University of Melbourne; and Deputy Convenor of the Africa Research & Impact Network (ARIN)Moderated panel discussion with

Moderated Q&A

We kindly ask for your registration. The registration form covers both events here

Date: 20.09.2021

Online launch (DE): 11:00 – 12:00 CEST
Expert panel (EN): 14:00 – 15:30 CEST

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September 20, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EAT
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