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CAN Intervention: High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), July 2017

Climate change is front and centre in Agenda 2030, with a specific goal, SDG13, and many targets linked to climate change under all 17 goals. Implementing the SDGs needs an integrated approach with the Paris Climate Agreement, and such an approach must prioritise actions that deliver equally on both agreements.

One of the tools to promote an integrated implementation approach is precisely national reporting. We urge member states to do their best to include climate change in their Voluntary National Reviews.

It is also important for governments to consider different climate scenarios and how these impact on the delivery of the SDGs. And to identify how climate change intersects with the pledge to Leave No One Behind, for example by identifying which groups are most vulnerable to climate impacts and how this relates to issues of marginalisation and discrimination. Let us make sure we integrate these groups as part of our solutions too.

CSOs are already involved in SDG implementation processes in many countries as we speak. So, we invite governments to work jointly with us on national planning instruments, including long-term climate strategies and SDG implementation plans and ensure successful integration of both Paris and Agenda 2030.

Finally, we really hope that the climate change linkage is strongly reflected in the Ministerial Declaration after this HLPF. Thank you.

 

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CAN Intervention APA 1-3 Closing

Thank you Co-Chairs. My name is Catherine Abreu speaking on behalf of Climate Action Network International.

COP 23 will be the first Pacific Island COP. Few places on earth are more vulnerable to the devastating impacts of climate change, yet Fiji forges ahead with uncompromising ambition to stop the global expansion of fossil fuels and build a 100% renewable future.

We encourage Parties to take inspiration from our incoming President’s example: acknowledge the losses and damages facing low-lying and other vulnerable nations, and make substantive progress to guarantee that the implementation of the Paris Agreement is able to deliver on the ambition it embodies.

Constructive negotiations on the Paris rulebook need to be technical, and avoid getting bogged down in procedural wrangling, to ensure we finalise details by 2018.

CAN rejects the systematic exclusion of all observers from upcoming roundtables. Shutting out non-governmental experts undermines our ability to support the drafting of a robust rulebook, and we regret that this session concludes with a decision that runs counter to the spirit of Fijian talanoa in excluding actors rather than bringing them together.

Thank you.

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