The United Nations: working globally and in the countries for green and sustainable future

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The terrible pandemic we are experiencing has drawn most of our energy and attention during this past year. Unfortunately, pre-existing challenges have not disappeared. The climate and environmental crisis is the most vivid example. COVID-19 forces us to finally acknowledge that our current development model is socially and environmentally unsustainable. This means that 2021 is the key year to find solutions for a sustainable recovery that puts people and the planet at the centre of our socio-economic development.

The UN Conferences of the Parties on Climate and Biodiversity, the UN Food Systems Summit, the start of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, and several key summits in 2021 provide us with an opportunity to step up our climate and environmental commitments and identify solutions to rapidly transform them into reality.

Key points

The UN and the EU work closely together to deliver on climate and environmental commitments, at global level and in the countries. At global level, to ensure that the key high-level political moments in 2021 define a common roadmap and identify solutions for sustainable and green recovery. In more than 170 countries around the world, to support governments in devising policy solutions and to empower people and protect nature in the transition. 

At this year’s European Development Days, we invite you to join the UN and its agencies in many conversations and interactive spaces, to continue working together for a green deal at global level.”

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