Join Facebook chat: How can climate change resilience bring opportunities to reduce inequalities?
As the Paris Agreement on climate change is about to enter into force on 4 November 2016, don't miss the opportunity to discuss climate change resilience and how this can help reduce inequalities in the world, in a Facebook chat on 3 November from 10 am to 11 am EDT.

UN DESA’s Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, Lenni Montiel, and the team of authors behind the World Economic and Social Survey 2016: “Climate Change Resilience – An opportunity for reducing inequalities” in UN DESA’s Development Policy and Analysis Division, will be on UN DESA’s Facebook page to discuss the findings of this survey and answer your questions.

According to the survey, evidence is increasing that climate change is taking the largest toll on poor and vulnerable people, and these impacts are largely caused by inequalities that increase the risks from climate hazards.

“Building resilience to climate change provides an opportunity to pay extra attention and allocate additional resources to reduce inequalities once and for all,” Mr. Montiel said ahead of the event. “Making communities resilient to climate change will therefore make sure we achieve all of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.”

- Find out how governments can play a vital role in reducing the risks of climate change to vulnerable populations;
- Deepen your understanding about the links between climate and development;
- Learn what type of policies would address root causes of inequalities and build climate change resilience.

When: Thursday, 3 November 2016, 10 - 11 am EDT
How: Post questions here http://bit.ly/WESSchat ahead of or during the event


Learn more about this event - http://bit.ly/WESSchat; access the World Economic and Social Survey 2016: “Climate Change Resilience – An opportunity for reducing inequalities” - wess.un.org; and watch Lenni Montiel inviting you to join this discussion - http://bit.ly/2e4cumf!

More information: http://bit.ly/WESSchat

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