Finding the path towards an inclusive and green transition leaving no one behind

How best to promote solutions that successfully address inequalities while tackling climate change and protecting biodiversity?

How can we build upon the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement to promote an ecological and energetic transition that leaves no one behind? Climate impacts are a multiplier of inequalities, which in turn affect access to natural resources. Approaching environmental issues from the angle of inequality to promote fair, sustainable uses of natural resources helps to address the root causes of environmental degradation and builds resilience. Agriculture, rural livelihoods and employment are key areas where sound environmental approaches and poverty alleviation can mutually benefit each other. Participants will bring forward concrete and innovative solutions for climate and biodiversity, as well as social and environmental justice, with a special focus on rural areas.

Organised by


Jean-Paul Moatti
Chairman & Executive Director
French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD)
Paul Currie
Chief Investment Officer
Development Bank of Southern Africa
Christian Leffler
Deputy Secretary-General for Economic and Global Issues
European External Action Service
Bertrand Walckenaer
Associate Chief Executive Officer - AFD
Agence Française de Développement
Carin Jämtin
Director - General
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
Val Amiel Vestil
Young Leader - Philippines
Olawale Adebiyi
Jens Sedemund
Head, Environment and Climate Change, Development Co-operation Directorate