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Minister Thoriq Ibrahim participates in the Side-Event on harnessing synergies between 2030 Agenda and Paris Agreement

22 September 2017, New York, Minister of Environment and Energy, Mr. Thoriq Ibrahim, today participated at a High Level Event on harnessing the synergies between the implementation of the Agenda 2030 and the Paris Agreement organised by UN-DESA and OHRLLS. Speaking at the event, Minister highlighted the the importance of having synergies between the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for effective implementation. 'Ensuring a coherent, coordinated, and universal implementation of these frameworks will be critical to managing the new realities of life in a warming world and mitigating the damage from storms like Irma and so many other impacts that SIDS and other communities around the world are dealing with today' he said.

Minister also commented on the interlinkages of climate change and sustainable development. "Climate change and sustainable development action are so interlinked we have come to say that we cannot tackle climate change without sustainable development and cannot achieve sustainable development if we do not tackle climate change" said Minister.

Minister Thoriq also highlighted the importance of international cooperation to mobilise resources for the implementation and progress towards both sets of goals.

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