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A solutions-focused meeting to identify opportunities to integrate adaptation to climate change, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and disaster risk reduction will take place during the May UN Climate Change Conference.

The meeting will feature experts from the adaptation, development and disaster risk community, national policy-makers, experts, implementers and investors from different regions and sectors will take place om 16 and 17 May.

National adaptation plans (NAPs) will be highlighted as avenues through which countries can successfully pursue their adaptation, disaster risk and development efforts.

As the effects of climate change increase, it will be increasingly important for countries to identify solutions and integrate approaches under different policy frameworks.

Here is a video message by UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed to the meeting:


UNFCCC Executive Secretary Ms. Patricia Espinosa, the High-Level Climate Champion from Morocco, H.E. Hakima El Haite, and H.E. Ambassador Deo Saran of Fiji will attend the event.

Enhanced pre-2020 action

The meeting is part of a broader process on adaptation established at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris to boost climate action prior to 2020. This process for the first time seeks to officially bring the voices of the private sector, civil society and other relevant stakeholders into the formal international discourse on adaptation.

Key messages of the meeting will be compiled into a summary for policymakers as input to the November Climate Change Conference (COP). They will also feed into the upcoming Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Cancun, 22-26 May 2017 and other SDG events.

Interactive sessions

Participants are invited to share their experience, success stories and engage actively to expand their network. The audience interaction tool sli.do will allow for posing of questions and participation in polls. Creation of an account is not required, simply visit sli.do, using your smartphone, tablet or laptop, on the day of the event and log in by using the event code #TEMA.

Please note that webcast is not available.

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