The Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator will be present at the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) taking place from September 18 to 26, 2023. This participation is driven by the urgent need to address global challenges that have reached unprecedented levels of complexity.
Our world is experiencing an alarming increase in temperature, exacerbating environmental issues. Simultaneously, poverty and food insecurity are on the rise, compounded by conflicts and inflation. Humanitarian crises are escalating in both magnitude and cost, and societal inequality continues to deepen.
Against this backdrop, UNGA 78 will assemble world leaders, including the voices of young leaders, to engage in discussions and debates on tackling the multifaceted global crisis. They will work to devise strategies aimed at expediting progress on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
A central event of UNGA 78 will be the SDG Summit, where leaders from various corners of the world will come together to reaffirm their commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals, marking the midpoint towards 2030.
Furthermore, the Climate Ambition Summit, scheduled for September 20, offers an essential platform for leaders to demonstrate their collective determination to address the mounting climate emergency.
Throughout UNGA 78, the United Nations Foundation will play a pivotal role in highlighting pivotal moments and sharing invaluable insights and perspectives from leaders, experts, and influencers across borders and sectors. The Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator recognizes the importance of these critical discussions and remains dedicated to contributing to sustainable solutions in this challenging global landscape.