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Can the U.N. set Sustainable Development Goals without dealing with climate change? (reposted)

This article from E&E Climate Wire references remarks made by participants in the 15 July side event at UNHQ co-organized by UN-NGLS, "A Global Call Spanning the Polar Regions to the Tropics: Sustainable Development Goals Must Prioritize Climate Change." More info on this event below.

15 July Side Event - A Global Call Spanning the Polar Regions to the Tropics: Sustainable Development Goals Must Prioritize Climate Change

Member States, civil society organizations and indigenous peoples will gather for this side event to discuss: the importance of retaining a Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on climate change, and making all other goals climate safe; reactions to the draft targets for the proposed climate change SDG, and related recommendations; the need for the SDGs to reflect the public movement for strong action on climate change and environmental justice, which is building toward the 21 September People’s Climate March, the 22-23 September World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, and the 23 September UN Climate Change Summit.

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