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Open Dialogue with Ban Ki Moon: The United Nations System Delivering as One on Climate Change

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon invites you to an Open Dialogue: The United Nations System Delivering as One on Climate Change: Helping Countries to Implement the Cancún Agreements

Wednesday, 7 December 2011 from 13:15 - 14:45 hrs. Amanzimtoti River Room, Durban Exhibition Center Parties to the Convention and United Nations system leaders will share experiences, highlight best practices and identify further needs for implementation of the Cancún Agreements.

This high-level event of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board will focus on four sub-themes:

  • Enhancing readiness and technical assistance for climate finance; 
  • Building capacity for adaptation in LDCs, SIDS and other vulnerable countries; 
  • Enhancing technology transfer; and 
  • Capitalizing on the opportunities of moving towards a green economy. 
Ms. Christiana Figueras, UNFCCC Executive Secretary will open the session, which will be moderated by Mr. Achim Steiner, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will offer concluding remarks.

On the Panel:
H.E. Ms. Jayanthi Natarajan, Minister of Environment and Forests, India
H.E. Mr. Corrado Clini, Minister of Environment, Land and Sea, Italy
H.E. Mr. John Michuki, Minister for Environment and Mineral Resources, Kenya
H.E. Mr. Ali'ioaigi Feturi Elisaia, Permanent Representative of Samoa to the United Nations

Ms. Helen Clark, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme
Mr. Kandeh Yumkella, Director-General, United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Mr. Michel Jarraud, Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization
Ms. Rachel Kyte, Vice President of Sustainable Development, The World Bank

Parties to the Convention and United Nations system leaders will have an open exchange on how the United Nations system is responding to country needs on climate change. The discussion will center on the concrete and practical tools, programmes and projects of the United Nations system that enhance implementation of the Cancún Agreements in the areas described above.