2019 South-South Cooperation to Boost Action for Climate
In the past few decades, South South and Trilateral Cooperation has expanded its scope and taken upon new forms: facilitated regional, sub regional and interregional integration, provided innovate approaches for collective actions and strengthened its contribution to sustainable development.
Developing countries continue to face serious development challenges as well as new and emerging challenges in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. One of the key challenges in our time for all countries is climate change and its negative consequences for people and the planet. With July recorded as the hottest month ever, we are on track for 2015-2019 to be the five hottest years since there are records. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, we absolutely need to keep the rise of temperature to 1.5 degrees Celsius to the end of the century and to be carbon neutral in 2050 and to have a 45 per cent reduction of emissions by 2030. On top of global warming, climate-related events never stop hitting the news headlines in recent years. Drought, hurricanes, heatwaves, floods and landslides, natural disasters attack our planet more often than ever and in larger scale which bring high tolls and casualties, cause huge economic loss to countries and people and push the most vulnerable to the frontline of the battles.