Climate change is a key part of the post-2015 agenda

“The sustainable development agenda encompasses the climate change agenda,” shares Amina Mohammed, the U.N. secretary-general's special adviser on post-2015 development planning.

World leaders and global development stakeholders are in the middle of talks to finalize not just the post-2015 development agenda but also a new climate change framework.

These discussions, while happening simultaneously, are held separately — which shouldn’t be the case, according to Amina Mohammed, the U.N. secretary-general’s special adviser on post-2015 development planning. In a video conversation with Devex Impact Associate Editor Adva Saldinger, Mohammed explained that in most countries, the same group of officials handle both development and climate change issues.

“I think what has been the challenge is to make people see that these are very much the same things — the sustainable development agenda encompasses the climate change agenda,” she said.

The special adviser also said that the impact of climate change still needs to be properly understood and remains one of the biggest challenges in crafting the post-2015 agenda.

“Even if we get it right and we start to invest in people, we have to do it taking into consideration our ecosystem and our environment. We can no longer do what we’ve done before — it’s not sustainable,” she said.

Watch the clip above to know more about Amina Mohammed’s thoughts on tech transfers and the challenges around crafting the post-2015 agenda, and then view this clip to learn about the six things guiding this process.

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  • Jacques Jimeno

    Jacques is a former copy editor at Devex’s news production team. Previously, he worked with the Philippine Department of Tourism and the World Wide Fund for Nature.

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