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07 November 2023, 09:00 - 10:30 Indochina Time / Bangkok | By invitation only

UNDP Meeting Room, Service Building, 4th Floor, Bangkok, Thailand

An Associated Event of the Seventh South-East Asia Multi-Stakeholder Forum on the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals Co-organized by ESCAP, ADB, and UNDP

Since 2015, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have been engaged in a fruitful knowledge partnership on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. As one of the partnerships joint knowledge products, the annual Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) partnership report facilitates regional dialogue on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The analysis and policy recommendations emerging from this process provide inputs to the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD).

The report discusses climate change's impact on poverty and hunger in the Asia-Pacific region. The report emphasizes the need to prioritize vulnerable groups in policy responses, focusing on SDGs 1, 2, 13, 16, and 17 in 2024. Aiming to explore climate change's effects on poverty and propose innovative solutions addressing the interconnected issues of climate change, poverty, and hunger. These solutions aim to reduce poverty and food insecurity while supporting climate actions.


This 1.5-hour consultative session aims to gather feedback and inputs from governments, international organizations, academia, think tanks, CSOs, and other subregional SDG practitioners on the 2024 Asia-Pacific SDG partnership report covering the interconnected challenges of climate change, poverty, and food security and the solutions, good practices, and policies that tackle the issues within this nexus in a time of multiple crises.


Invited experts from governments, academia, civil society, private sector, think tanks, and international organizations whose work focuses on the thematic issues of the 2024 report: climate change, poverty and hunger. Participation will be in person.

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07 Nov 2023
Welcome and setting the theme

Opening introduction to the SDG Partnership by ESCAP/ADB/UNDP

  • Speaker: Christophe Bahuet, Deputy Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Director Bangkok Regional Hub, UNDP


Report presentation

Presentation on 2024 Asia-Pacific SDG Partnership Report by the moderator

  • Presenter: Oliver Paddison, Chief, Section on Sustainable Development and Countries in Special Situations, ESCAP


Reflections on the report outline

Open debate to gather inputs on the report outline and approach

  • Moderator: Madhubashini Fernando, Economic Affairs Officer, ESCAP
Facilitated group discussion

Facilitated group discussion

Key messages on the impacts, solutions, and policy insights at the nexus of climate change, poverty and food security


(i) Impacts and drivers of climate change on poverty and hunger

  • Facilitator: Eric Roeder, Technical Specialist, Green Jobs/Climate Action and Resilience, ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific


(ii) Solutions at the nexus of climate action, poverty reduction and food security

  • Facilitator: Deo Gabinete, Regional Manager, NDC Partnership Support Unit


(iii) Key messages on policy insights from South-East Asia subregion on climate action, poverty reduction, and food security

  • Facilitator: Mizuho Okimoto-Kaewtathip, Regional Team Leader - Inclusive Growth and Prosperity Advisor, UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub
Takeaways and open debate

Takeaways and open debate

Presentation of summary of the group discussion by the facilitators and open debate with the audience

  • Group 1 takeaways on the impacts and drivers 

          - Audience feedback/ open debate

  • Group 2 takeaways on solutions
    - Audience feedback/ open debate

  • Group 3 takeaways on policy insights

         - Audience feedback /open debate

Wrap-up by the moderator

for more information, please contact

Section on Countries in Special Situations +66 2 288 1234 [email protected]
Subregional Office for South-East Asia + 66 22 88 2902 [email protected]
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