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Science to power Sustainable Development Goals - 11 years to maximize on synergies and opportunities between the Paris Agreement and Agenda 2030 (HLPF 2019 Side Event)
9 Jul 2019 -  The Agenda 2030 for sustainable development and the Paris Agreement tend to be discussed separately, and synergies are often underscored.
The UNU Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA) and Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) will, during the event advocate the need to bring the two agreements together given the interlinkages on goals that are relevant for the realization of the Paris Agreement.
Also, the event will seek to identify ways in which climate change can be mainstreamed across the two sets of goals and consider several challenges relating to water, energy, land degradation, and management of marine ecosystems. It will explore the need for a science-based approach in the realization of the two agendas, the best ways to monitor progress and address learning deficits across goals, scales and governance regimes and identify best practices in policy that can be used as signposts to support the alignment of the two agenda.

The overall objectives of the events are:

1. Encourage synergies between the different workstreams (Agenda 2030, Agenda 2063 and the Paris Agreement).
2. Review progress on the Agenda 2030 implementation process toward achieving key goals and targets in relation to the Paris Agreement.
3. Discuss the necessity and opportunities of mainstreaming the 1.5oC Report to advance the implementation of the SDGs.