The EU expects this year's UN climate conference (COP23) to reaffirm once again the international community's commitment to stepping up the global response to climate change and achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement. Following the entry into force of the historic agreement last year, elaborating its implementing guidelines is now a key focus.
The EU Delegation to the ROK participated in the 2017 Sustainable Development Transition Forum
SDG Mainstreaming and Means of Implementation: A Retrospective and Prospective View on 30 October to 1 November at the Sheraton Grand Incheon Hotel, Songdo, Republic of Korea
Hosted by the
United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD) – UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, together with UN DESA’s Division for Sustainable Development (DSD) and the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)
The high-level Asia-Pacific Regional Conference held in Perth 3-5 November, ended with the Australian and Singapore Foreign Ministers calling for the European Union to take a larger role in the region.
Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop told the hundreds of delegates who attended the event from throughout Asia and Europe the EU should “undoubtedly” be more engaged in the region.
“I believe that likeminded nations should be working more closely together than ever before,” Ms Bishop said.