The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Driving Equitable Climate Transitions: Linking Governance Frameworks for the Climate Change, SDG, and Green Growth Agendas

World Resources Institute (WRI) will hold its 12th Greening Governance Seminar at its Washington, DC offices next week. The seminar will explore better ways in which to coordinate governance efforts around SDGs, NDCs, green growth strategies, and other transformative agendas.

When: Thursday, 31 January; 12:30-2 p.m. EST
Where: World Resources Institute - James A. Harmon Conference Center
10 G Street NE, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20002
How to Register: Click here to register

Featured Speakers
  • Mathilde Bouyé, Associate, NDC-SDG Linkages team, WRI
  • Jeniffer Hanna Collado, Head of Planning and International Cooperation, National Council for Climate Change and the Clean Development, Dominican Republic
  • Jennifer Baumwoll, Global Climate Change Advisor, United Nations Development Programme

Full Description
Countries must undergo economy-wide transformations to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement. Planning and steering such changes involves government-wide approaches and enhanced policy integration. Yet, in most countries, governance frameworks set up to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Nationally Determined Contributions on climate change (NDCs), green growth strategies, and other transformative agendas are still very fragmented, with distinct oversight institutions and coordination mechanisms.

Driving overall transitions towards inclusive, carbon-neutral, sustainable development involves moving away from siloed-approaches and separate governmental bodies working independently from each other. Integrated governance frameworks are vital to address potential trade-offs and synergies between the goals of social inclusion, economic transformations, climate change mitigation, adaptation, and ecosystem preservation.