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Climate and Sustainable Development for All (High-level Plenary, continued)
29 Mar 2019 -  High-level Plenary (continued) Of the 146 Member States that raised the issue of climate change during the general debate of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in September 2018, many cited climate change as the defining challenge of this era. This reflects the nature of climate change as a cross-cutting and immediate threat to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and to the survival and wellbeing of island nations and coastal communities.
The objectives of the high-level meeting are as follows:
1. Highlight the interlinkages between climate and economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development for present and future generations including the synergies between the climate agenda and Agenda 2030.
2. Promote the adoption of an intergenerational approach to climate action, taking into account recent report findings, and including mainstreaming tools, by providing an interface for dialogue and pledges between policymakers, leaders and representatives of present and future generations.
3. Highlight practical, as well as gender and age responsive means of implementation, notably: Climate Finance, Low-carbon energy and technologies and capacity building
4. Provide a bridge in close coherence with other UN climate platforms: Building on the success of COP24 in Katowice, and in advance of COP25 in Chile in coordination with UNFCCC; Leading into the review of SDG13 at the HLPF in July, and under the GA in September; and in close coordination with the Secretary-General on the road to the 2019 Climate Summit in September, including the preparatory meeting in the United Arab Emirates in June.
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