The United Nations System Delivering as one on Climate Change: Supporting implementation

The United Nations Secretary-General, Chair of the United Nations Chief Executives Board, hosted the high-level side event on addressing climate change as a means for countries to reach their development goals. Ministers and United Nations leaders had an open exchange to identify countries’ needs and the role of the United Nations in response to those needs.

Introduction was by Ms. Alicia Barcena, Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

Opening remarks by Ms. Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, UNFCCC

Moderated discussion

H.E. Ms. Maria Ignacia Benitez, Minister of Environment, Chile
H.E. Mr. Mohammed Aslam, Minister of Housing and Environment, Republic of Maldives
H.E. Ms. Alcinda Antonio de Abreu, Minister of Coordination of Environmental Affairs, Mozambique
H.E. Mr. Erik Solheim, Minister of the Environment and International Development, Norway
Mr. Heru Prasetyo, Secretary of the Indonesian REDD Task Force, Indonesia

Miss Helen Clark, Administrator, (UNDP)
Mr. Achim Steiner, Executive Director, (UNEP)
Mr. Kandeh Yumkella, Director-General, (UNIDO)
Mr. Michel Jarraud, Secretary-General, (WMO)
Ms. Inger Andersen,Vice-President, Sustainable Development Network, World Bank (WB)

Wrap-up by Ms. Alicia Barcena, Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

Closing remarks by H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General