event 15 Jun 2021 time 13:00 CEST

Webinar // Regional Nexus Approaches to Building Back Better

The dialogue "Regional Nexus Approaches to Building Back Better" presents case studies on “Regional Acceleration of Climate Action and Decarbonization” and exchanges surrounding nexus thinking and integrated policy-making tools. The event is the last of a three-part series of virtual Nexus Dialogues on Addressing COVID-19 for the Environment, organized by the UN Environment Management Group (EMG), in close collaboration with UNEP, UNEP-FI, UNESCAP, UNECE, UNECA, ECLAC, ESCWA, and RCNYO.

category Webinars tag Nexus Methodology tag Health tag Covid19
Addressing Covid Building back better

June 15 2021 01:00 PM CEST

Background

Inequality is the defining challenge of the current generation. Regional and local inequalities have been exacerbated by the current COVID-19 pandemic, and necessitates a coordinated international and intergovernmental effort recover with resilience, in accordance with the UN Secretary-General’s six climate-related principles to Building Back Better.

Therefore, there is value to investigate and exchange nexus, multi-dimensional, and intersectional strategic approaches and best practices, in pursuit of regional cooperation, knowledge-sharing, and capacity-building.

About the event

The UN Regional Commission will present a case study to showcase best practices and lessons learned on the topic of “Regional Acceleration of Climate Action and Decarbonization”, followed by a panel dialogue focusing on relevant integrated policy-making tools that observe all three dimensions, supporting an enabling public policy environment and closing implementation gaps by strengthening systemic, institutional, and individual capacities in light of the current unprecedented development situation. The third dialogue is moderated by Amr Nour, Director, Regional Commissions New York Office (RCNYO).

The first two sessions of the Virtual Series focused on Defining and Financing Green Recover. The introductory dialogue "Defining Green Recovery" aimed at pushing the needle forward to frame the rest of the series through stronger operationalization, to effectively monitor, evaluate and verify the impact of recovery and stimulus measures on environmental outcomes. The second dialogue "Financing Green Recovery" focused on the important role of the public sector, and fiscal policy, that can support a stronger and greener economic recovery, whilst creating a collaborative and enabling environment for the private sector to mobilize resources to Build Back Better.

You can watch the first two sessions here.

Speakers

  • Mr. Jean-Paul Adam, Director, Technology, Climate Change & Natural Resource Management Division, ECA
  • Ms. Roula Majdalani, Chief of Service, Sustainable Development, ESCWA
  • Mr. Stefanos Fotiou, Director, Environment and Development Division, ESCAP
  • Mr. Joseluis Samaniego Leyva, Chief, Sustainable Development and Human Settlements Division, ECLAC
  • Mr. Marco Keiner, Director, Environment Division, UNECE
Online Nexus Dialogues. Regional Nexus Approaches to Building Back Better (15 June 2021)
Online Nexus Dialogues. Regional Nexus Approaches to Building Back Better (15 June 2021)

Registration

You can register for the Zoom session here.

More information

For more information on the Virtual Nexus Dialogues Series, visit the website of the UN Environment Management Group.

You can also follow the UN Environment Management Group on Facebook and Twitter.

Download

You can download background information, programme etc. of the complete series here.

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