Impacts of Climate Change on Sustainable Development Goals Highlighted at High-Level Political Forum

UN Climate Change News, 19 July 2019 – TheUN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), the largest annual gathering tracking progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), wrapped up in New York on Thursday, with calls for increased climate action as a critical factor in achieving the goals.

Climate change is more than just one of the 17 SDGs specified in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.It is a threat multiplier with the potential to worsen some of humanity’s greatest challenges, including health, poverty and hunger.

Ovais Sarmad speaks at the HLPF.

Ovais Sarmad, Deputy Executive-Secretary of UN Climate Change, who attended the event, said:

“We do not have time to lose, and urgent climate action is absolutely critical and necessary. What benefits the most vulnerable will benefit us all.”

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