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The Fundamental Link between Climate and Development: Identifying Practical Solutions for Both

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

This event will be held at the UN Headquarters (Conference Room 11) in NYC,  and is co-hosted by The Liberian Permanent Mission to the United Nations, the Ministry of Climate and Environment of Norway, the United Nations Development Program, and Center for Global Development.  Please note that although the event is open to the public, proper UN credentials or day passes are necessary to access this venue. Email sdfierro@cgdev.org to RSVP.

Featuring

President Bharrat Jagdeo, Former President, Guyana
Manuel Pulgar Vidal, Minister of Environment, Government of Peru
Rachel Kyte, CEO of Sustainable Energy for All and Special Envoy for Climate Change, World Bank
Helen Clark, Administrator, United Nations Development Program (TBC)
Harrison Karnwea, Managing Director, Forestry Development Authority, Government of Liberia
Per Pharo, Director, Norway's International Climate and Forest Initiative
Nancy Birdsall, President, Center for Global Development
Rajesh Mirchandani, Vice President for Communications and Policy Outreach, Center for Global Development

As nations sign up to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, and look ahead to an historic agreement on climate change at COP21, a transformative process is culminating that fully integrates climate change into sustainable development. Now is the time to underline clearly the fundamental reality that without sustainability, development will falter, and to identify solutions for both. Practical mechanisms are at hand: payment-for-performance in reducing tropical deforestation, adopting sustainable energy practices, climate-proofing development planning and programming.

The distinguished panel of innovators, thought-leaders and implementers will share their experiences from the field, highlight new ways of thinking, and reveal forward-looking policy options that address the twin questions of how to minimize climate change and how to increase development outcomes at the same time. Attendees will leave with a clear understanding of proven sustainable solutions that the world can adopt immediately.

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