This meeting is organized following a mandate from the UN General Assembly (resolution 72/219) on the protection of the global climate for present and future generations, in the context of the economic, social and environmental dimensions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The meeting is titled, 'Climate Protection for All: High-Level Meeting on the Protection of the Global Climate for Present & Future Generations of Humankind in the Context of the Economic, Social and Environmental Dimensions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development'. The meeting is intended to “provide a bridge” between:
- the Katowice Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 24) in December 2018;
- the in-depth review of SDG 13 (climate action) taking place as part of the July 2019 session of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF); and
- the UN 'Climate Action Summit' being convened by the UN Secretary-General and the HLPF session taking place under the UN General Assembly's auspices in September 2019.
According to the updated concept note circulated on 6 March, the High-level meeting will include panels on: Synergies between climate and the SDGs; and Means of implementation. A series of 12 leaders' luncheons will address 12 themes, in support of the coalitions of the UN Climate Action Summit.
date: 28 March 2019
location: New York City, US
contact: Hana Alhashimi, Office of UNGA President
phone: (646) 799-1332